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Published: 1/17/2013

The Big Step Up
A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop&rsquo...

Published: 1/16/2013

Grooving Tools as Fine as a Strand of Hair
Imagine being able to cut grooves to the thickness of a human hair (0.0019 inch). It’s hard to picture, but when you see for yourself micro-medical devices, dental implants and micro-electronic components that feature micro grooves, you realize that...

Published: 12/21/2012

Cost Efficiency with Hard Part Turning
Either as an alternative or complement to grinding, hard part turning offers a number of advantages that have become even more evident with further developments in insert concepts.

Published: 12/7/2012

Savings from Sustainability
A project aimed at energy-efficient machining delivered production efficiencies, too.

Published: 12/3/2012

When Reshoring Really Happens
Bob’s Design Engineering illustrates how a shop that used to be organized for short-run work transformed its process for ongoing production.

Published: 11/15/2012

Less Downtime with In-House Drill Sharpening
An important goal for any shop should be improving productivity through faster turnaround and reduced machine downtime.

Published: 8/22/2012

Tapping Oil Field Parts
Emuge’s Rekord DZBF taps promote the uninterrupted flow of chips out of the cutting zone to protect oil field components during hole-threading operations.

Published: 8/20/2012

Thread Whirling Basics
The rapidly increasing demand for high-value threaded parts with exceptionally high length-to-diameter ratios has created a lot of interest in thread whirling technology among American shops and manufacturers.

Published: 8/13/2012

Breaking Through to Stable Large-Hole Drilling
A new drilling head from Seco Tools offers three points of contact to provide stability in applications involving deep, large-diameter through-holes.

Published: 7/18/2012

Plateau Honing Improves Finish and Lubrication Control
Plateau honing is a process that improves cylinder wall surface finish by removing tiny peaks of torn or folded material and increasing bearing area.