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Before You Buy That New Machine Tool, Consider the Workpiece
Among the many important questions to answer before purchasing a new machine tool is what size and sort of workpiece it will be machining.
So You’re in the Market for a Machine Tool—Start Your Search by Asking “Why”
There’s nothing worse than buying a new machine that ends up neglected in the corner because it’s the wrong one for the job. Some key questions at the beginning of your search can help you avoid that.
Four Companies Partner to Deliver Optimized Tooling Solution
Toolholder, tool and retention knob are all shipped as an assembled, pre-balanced unit that is tailored to the dynamics of the user’s particular Okuma machining center, allowing that machine to achieve something near to the smoothest and mo...
Making Machine Tool Research Accessible
With a decision as weighty as acquiring a new machine tool, it helps to have as much data as possible close at hand.
Integrating Additive Manufacturing without Inhibiting Machining
CNC machining is the superior process for dimensional precision. Can AM be added to the machine tool without compromising this strength?
Machining Centers Maintain Rigid, Stable Performance
This month’s curation of products focuses on a diverse variety of machining centers.
Two-Minute Video: Advantage of Twin-Pallets/Dual-Station Vises
This short, simple video demonstrates one way to maximize spindle up-time using a pallet-changing VMC.
Video: Vertical Machining Centers at Taylor Guitars
Equipment most of us associate with metalworking is used in this famous guitar maker’s production woodworking application.
Video: In-House Manufacturing of the Machined Direct Drive Drum Pedal
Music-industry manufacturer DW Drums discusses in-house production, machining of its new pedal design and working with extruded parts.
Video: Robot Changes Vise Jaws for Continuous Machining
If a robot can load and unload parts, why can’t it do the same for workholding? Here is video of a robot changing the vise jaws so the same machining center can run different operations in unattended machining.