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Published: 1/17/2013

Consistent Tool Engagement in Five Axes
This tool path applies the consistent-tool-engagement-angle strategy that previously has been only available for two- and three-axis operations to four- and five-axis simultaneous movements.

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: 10/17/2012

More Demanding Than Production
The challenges of prototyping have dramatically increased. This company reinvented itself to specialize in the tight-leadtime process development that prototyping now entails.

Published: 10/8/2012

On Display at “Technology Days”
The Nanoslide cylinder bore coating process and the MC20 horizontal machining module received a lot of attention at Heller Machine Tools' "Technology Days" open house event.

Published: 10/1/2012

Managing Machining’s Thermal Effects
Thermal growth is an inherent factor in any machining process. Here's how one company constructs its machines to adapt to changing thermal conditions.

Published: 8/17/2012

Lean from the Beginning
How would you design a new plant if you could begin today? Rolls-Royce Crosspointe is a major manufacturing site that was planned from the outset with the expectation that continuous improvement would always be part of its culture.

Published: 8/13/2012

Combining Skiving and Burnishing for Cylinder Bores
Machines engineered specifically to perform skiving and roller burnishing operations deliver precise roundness tolerances and quality surface finishes.

Published: 7/23/2012

Beyond Secondaries: Vertical Machining Center Enhances OEM's Capability
Like many turning based shops, Clippard Instrument Laboratory first applied vertical machining centers to perform secondary operations on its screw machined parts. That view has changed for the better.

Published: 7/23/2012

Small, But Mighty
Machining center designed for small spaces.

Published: 3/20/2012

Keeping Watch on Small Parts
From watch parts to exotic medical applications, this shop takes on the world of micromachining.