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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.


Product Slideshow: Machining Centers

The March issue includes a spotlight section on machining centers. Click through the slideshow to learn more about these machines and others.


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