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Published: 6/1/2016

Machining Critical Crane Components
By investing in a new horizontal machining center with a two-axis head and a six-station pallet pool, this crane OEM is making critical components for telescopic booms in one setup and running lights-out.

Published: 5/23/2016

Automated Grinding Cell Adds Capacity
Like many shops facing changes in customer demands, Pennsylvania-based American Turned Products (ATP) is making the necessary adjustments and adding operations to continue to compete in the difficult, high volume market. One of those adjustments is ...

Published: 5/13/2016

Developing a Company Plan for Robotics
It’s a good time for shops to re-evaluate the impact robotic automation can have on productivity.

Published: 5/1/2016

Simplifying the Integration of Robotic Automation
The LoadAssistant from Halter CNC Robotics is designed to simplify robotic automation technology in terms of programming, integration and setup.

Published: 2/12/2016

Moving Automation In
This traditional Ohio-based screw machine shop worked with a system integrator and used its in-house expertise to create a sophisticated production cell to go along with its other automation forays.

Published: 12/10/2015

Robotic Polishing of Turbine Engine Blades
Testing explores an airfoil finishing alternative to loose-abrasive polishing.

Published: 11/2/2015

Optimal Machine Cell Automation
A leading manufacturer of emergency warning lights explores its options in designing an automated machining cell, finding the perfect solution for its application in an enclosed multi-pallet loader newly available on the U.S. market.

Published: 9/1/2015

Burning Away the Burrs
Searching for an efficient means of deburring internal passages led this company to develop a specialized machining cell that incorporates thermal energy to smooth away rough edges.

Published: 8/17/2015

Automation for Turning Applications
Automation systems can be configured to support many different requirements, including applications.

Published: 8/1/2015

Adaptive Machining Makes a Robot More Productive
This system for machining and polishing turbine blades shows the value of software for inspection, toolpath calculations and adaptive machining working together.

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