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Cutting Gears with Multitasking Machines

Multitasking machines provide an excellent point of entry for machine shops interested in adding gear manufacturing to their list of capabilities, including power skiving.


Hobbing Bevel Gears on a Turn-Mill Center

After deciding to manufacture bevel gears for its own purposes in-house, Index developed a “gear hobbing package” that transforms its R200 and R300 turn-mill centers into gear cutting machines.


The Y of Multitasking

The Y axis has some primary capabilities that make it extremely efficient and cost effective in multitasking operations.


Making it in Medical

Here are the challenges that modern medical machine shops face and how they have helped shape this shop in particular.


Multitasking Goes Vertical

This article looks at part processing and CNC programming considerations for vertical multitasking applications.


Multitasking Helps Detroit Shop

Brothers Arnot and Matt Heller are 30-something, degreed engineers running Central Screw Products and Detroit Gun Works. They are also fourth generation, hands-on machinists and know a thing or two about machine tools, automation and the critical ro...


Making the Case for B-Axis Machining

As precision part designs become more complex and the economic pressure to complete more operations in a single setup increase, turning center designs are changing.


Get Ready for Growth

Making good parts is one thing, but making good parts in a process that is scalable is something different. Here is how one manufacturer rethought its production to prepare for opportunity.


The ABCs of a B Axis

The B axis on a machine gives operators the ability to manipulate a tool to any angle in precise increments.


Machining Complex Workpieces Complete

Multi-tasking machines deliver many benefits.


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