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Published: 8/13/2012

Shop's Success Turns on Swiss-type Technology
During the past few decades, the Swiss-type lathe has evolved from a niche product to a go-to platform for done-in-one production of small precision parts. This shop has evolved right along with it.

Published: 3/13/2012

Auto EDM Wire Changers Compete at the High End
Automatic EDM wire-change capability can improve efficiency and reduce costs for high-end tool and die work, especially parts with small internal radii.

Published: 2/10/2012

A Big-Picture View of Micromachining
 Matrix Tooling makes injection molds for components that have features you cannot see.

Published: 1/11/2012

Advancing Manufacturing, Tomorrow and Today
A drilling solution improves the production of a component that is critical for correcting spinal disorders. Meanwhile, an apprenticeship program ensures that improvements like this one can continue into the future.

Published: 12/23/2011

Manufacturing Medical Devices for Today and Tomorrow
The pace of change in medical device design and manufacturing is rapid and is fueling demand for machine tool capability that not only reduces cost per piece today, but can open doors to producing new types of parts in the future.

Published: 9/26/2011

Tooling up for Micromachining
Choosing the right tools and matching them to the correct operations and process techniques for micromachining applications is critical to success in this burgeoning market.

Published: 6/23/2011

Lighted Workstop Verifies Part Location
Electrifying the work allows a light to indicate whether the setup is correct. The simple solution turned into a standard product for this shop.

Published: 11/12/2010

Recognizing the Swiss Advantage
A growing number of job shops have realized that multifunction Swiss-type lathes can make them more competitive. This Ohio shop explains how and why it integrated its first Swiss-types and shares some of what it has learned along the way.

Published: 9/27/2010

From Image to Implant
Demo shows custom implant made on commodity-level machine.

Published: 8/24/2010

Single Pass Honing System with Automatic Tool Wear Compensation
Single pass honing, also referred to as diamond bore sizing, is a good way to produce parts economically when the bore is small or has thin-walled members that need to be honed.