Enhancing Volumetric Accuracy of Large Machine Tools

Using a laser to track and record axis movement and tool-tip position enables this system to create an error map that can be used to compensate for inaccuracies inherent in the machine’s structure.


Next Generation of Five-Axis Machining Is Here

Several technologies are converging to take five-axis machining to the next level. More capable machining centers, milling tools and CAD/CAM systems are rendering five-axis machining remarkably more productive, yet easier to own and operate.

Automotive / Grinding

Evolution of Performance Camshaft Grinding, Finishing

Comp Cams has made numerous improvements to its CNC camshaft grinding process. The company has also implemented what it calls its “Micro Surface Enhancement” finishing technology, which works in tandem with its enhanced grinding process to further improve camshaft longevity and durability.

Modern Machine Shop
April Issue

Getting to a Better Grind

Metalworking Index Has Impressive First Quarter

First-quarter performance is unparalleled in the history of the Index.

Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Machine Monitoring Enhances Human Resource Functions

Decisions about manufacturing processes are not the only business factors that can be improved by the insights derived from data collected by a machine-monitoring system. For this shop, using this information to strengthen and fine-tune its employee incentive program is a significant benefit, among many others.


Knowledge Centers

Knowledge Centers are well organized collections of practical information on specific topics. This is the place to go to get grounded on technologies and best practice.

Video: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturers now succeeding with additive manufacturing are beginning to see what its ultimate impact might be. Here are ideas about the reach that AM will have, and the kinds of changes and advances it will enable.

The Value Proposition of Five-Axis Machining

Moving to five-axis machining is a big commitment. What exactly are the concrete benefits of five-axis machines compared to three-axis machines?