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Published: 9/18/2015

Bar Feeder Automates Part Production
Designed to boost productivity through streamlined operation, Haas Automation's latest bar feeder model is built for use with Haas ST-10 through ST-35 and DS series CNC turning centers.

Published: 9/18/2015

Bar Feeder Basics
Some primary factors are often overlooked when considering how to justify the implementation of a bar feeder for turning operations.

Published: 9/17/2015

Load and Unload Pre-Processed Workpieces
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Published: 8/1/2015

One-Offs Without Tradeoffs
Does it have to be expensive to produce a one-off part? Does the one-off have to fall short of the manufactured part’s properties? A Boston-area 3D printer maker has an idea for how to produce components that are both low quantity and industrial qu...

Published: 6/1/2015

Live Center Adjusts for Off-Line Center Holes
Riten Industries offers its Adjusta-Point radial compensating live center to maintain center hole concentricity in shafts and other parts during milling and turning.

Published: 5/18/2015

Subspindle Workholding Options
The advent of subspindle turning operations has impacted throughput for many shops. Understanding workholding options available for backworking can help a shop make better decisions when specifying how to hold parts for op. 20.

Published: 4/27/2015

People are Part of the Process for Machining Inconel
A Tacoma shop describes its winning strategy for efficient machining of Inconel. That strategy includes careful choices of cutting tools and cutting parameters. It also includes a healthy breakfast.

Published: 4/24/2015

Working Toward Lights-Out Inspection
Contract shop PDQ is developing a process to enable its new CMM to inspect multiple parts unattended, thereby minimizing the impact that part measurement has on the company’s bottom line.

Published: 3/31/2015

Changing Up
A Michigan manufacturer describes its progress with pallet-changing systems, advancing from manual to automatic pallet-switching on its VMCs.

Published: 3/27/2015

Adaptable Automation
A system for automatically swapping both workpieces and workholding enables a robot-loaded VMC to be quickly reconfigured for a new or modified job. The same system lets the robot change jobs in the midst of an unattended run. Thanks to the extra ca...

Self centering vise is a cost effective and universal workholding method for five sided machining.