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Published: 12/30/2014

Video of Interesting Turbine Blade Workholding System
This clamping system is an automated steady rest with measuring capability that stabilizes the five-axis machining process of very long turbine blades.

Published: 12/4/2014

Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
Automatic pallet changers and support for automation are some popular features of recently released machining centers. View the December slideshow for more on these machines.

Published: 11/19/2014

A Case Study in Craftsmanship
With some 300 models of machine tools on offer, and new technologies such as the i5 CNC control now on the market, SMTCL is showing aggressive—and impressive—growth.

Published: 11/7/2014

The Decision Not to Automate Fully
Robotic automation for this machining line was feasible, but the company chose to run it 24/7 with a staff hired just for this job.

Published: 10/20/2014

Tool Monitoring for Complex Machining
One of the biggest challenges to tool monitoring on a multitasking machine is coping with simultaneous cutting operations. Caron Engineering (Wells, Maine) designed a system to meet this challenge.

Published: 10/6/2014

OD Turning on a Machining Center
A tool like the one seen here can make it possible to machine precise cylindrical features of an otherwise odd-shaped part to a fine finish without resorting to a lathe.

Published: 8/11/2014

How Much Can Unattended Production Add?
Using a horizontal machining center, this shop kept production going through two 10-hour shifts per day. That seemed like a lot, but a pallet system enabled the shop to go even further.

Published: 8/8/2014

Advanced Technology Drives 40 Years of Manufacturing
Mazak has been manufacturing machine tools in Florence, Kentucky, for 40 years. The growth and development of the production technology deployed in this plant reflect the most important advances in manufacturing during this span—from enhanced flexib...

Published: 7/23/2014

Remember Fadal? It’s Back
At IMTS 2014, you’ll see that a familiar U.S. machine tool brand is back.

Published: 7/18/2014

Chasing after Volumetric Accuracy
One of the toughest challenges in five-axis machining of large parts is maintaining accuracy throughout the entire work zone. Grob Systems has developed a method of checking and compensating for possible distortions to a machine’s structure caused b...