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Published: 4/16/2013

Cramming for Competitiveness
Low-profile clamps contribute to the high-density fixturing this shop needs to make the most of an equipment configuration that is increasingly renowned for reducing setups and keeping the spindle turning.

Published: 1/21/2013

Company Chosen to Machine Dental Components to Tolerances of 0.0005 Inch
Marshall’s new multi-function Swiss machines were best suited for the job of manufacturing DrillStops because the device demand numerous turning and milling operations.

Published: 1/3/2013

Flexible Fixturing Furnishes Faster Setups
Replacing dedicated fixtures with a system incorporating custom jaws from Kurt Manufacturing has reduced setup time and freed capacity at this manufacturer of hydraulic snowplow equipment.

Published: 9/17/2012

Machines Make Light of High-Tech Production
Productivity and flexibility are key reasons this company standardized on Haas machines for in-house production of high-tech photonics equipment.

Published: 8/13/2012

VMC, Pallet System Keep Work Flowing
A Haas VMC with a Midaco pallet changer not only freed additional capacity on the HMCs this shop uses for tight-tolerance production work, but also reduced cycle times in some cases.

Published: 5/14/2012

Fixtures Dovetail with Five-Axis Automation
Along with an in-house-designed line of custom dovetail fixtures, machines with the right features for automation provide benefits for both this five-axis specialist and its customers.

Published: 2/10/2012

Automated VMC Fills Capacity Gap
A new Feeler VMC from Methods Machine Tools has not only met this manufacturer’s need for additional capacity, but also taken on more work than initially expected.

Published: 12/16/2011

Pallet Changer Keeps Machine and Operator Busy
A new VMC with an automated pallet changer helped this shop meet customer requirements for lower prices and faster deliveries.

Published: 12/16/2011

Quick-Change Chucks Boost Turn-Mill Benefits
At this Chicago-area manufacturer, quick-change chucks from Kitagawa added to the benefits of moving from multiple setups on multiple machines to producing parts in a single setup on Mazak turn-mills.

Published: 9/14/2011

Cell Controller Boosts Production Flexibility
By serving as the “brains” of a cell consisting of two machining centers and a work delivery system, cell control software from Erowa helps this manufacturer run lights-out 24/7 and achieve 90-percent spindle utilization.

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