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Published: 11/16/2016

Why Forming a Machine-Tool Buying Committee Is a Good Idea
With a decision as heavy as buying a new machine tool, it’s important to consider how such a purchase will touch all the relevant departments of the shop.

Published: 10/12/2016

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.

Published: 9/19/2016

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.

Published: 9/1/2016

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...

Published: 8/10/2016

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.

Published: 7/18/2016

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?

Published: 3/10/2016

Machining Centers Maintain Rigid, Stable Performance
This month’s curation of products focuses on a diverse variety of machining centers.

Published: 6/17/2015

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.

Published: 6/15/2015

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.

Published: 6/8/2015

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.