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Published: 3/18/2013

Taking the Long View on Short Runs
Certain jobs require a processing strategy that strikes a balance between the needs of high-volume production and low-quantity toolroom work. Reorganizing material flows and investing in machining centers designed specifically for small lots helped...

Published: 2/25/2013

The In-House Initiative
OEMs experiencing outsourcing issues might consider this manufacturer’s approach to establishing an appropriate level of in-house machining capabilities.

Published: 12/3/2012

When Reshoring Really Happens
Bob’s Design Engineering illustrates how a shop that used to be organized for short-run work transformed its process for ongoing production.

Published: 10/17/2012

More Demanding Than Production
The challenges of prototyping have dramatically increased. This company reinvented itself to specialize in the tight-leadtime process development that prototyping now entails.

Published: 10/1/2012

Managing Machining’s Thermal Effects
Thermal growth is an inherent factor in any machining process. Here's how one company constructs its machines to adapt to changing thermal conditions.

Published: 7/23/2012

Beyond Secondaries: Vertical Machining Center Enhances OEM's Capability
Like many turning based shops, Clippard Instrument Laboratory first applied vertical machining centers to perform secondary operations on its screw machined parts. That view has changed for the better.

Published: 7/23/2012

Small, But Mighty
Machining center designed for small spaces.

Published: 3/20/2012

Keeping Watch on Small Parts
From watch parts to exotic medical applications, this shop takes on the world of micromachining.

Published: 2/10/2012

A Big-Picture View of Micromachining
 Matrix Tooling makes injection molds for components that have features you cannot see.

Published: 10/12/2011

How Micromachining Patience Speeds Prototype Production
A molder of tiny, silicone components for the medical industry explains how a patient, conservative approach to micromachining enables it to deliver prototypes faster.