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Published: 4/20/2019

Meet the Colossus: An Inside Look at One of the Largest Five-Axis Machining Centers in the U.S.
A behind-the-scenes tour on the shop floor of Baker Industries begins and ends with the company’s Emco Mecof PowerMill, one of the largest five-axis machining centers in the United States. 

Published: 4/3/2019

From-Scratch CNC Post Processor Lets Dual-Toolhead Mill-Turn Shine
A dual-toolhead multitasking machine made coordination of tool paths difficult, if not impossible. A new post processor for use with Mastercam Mill-Turn resulted in smooth programming of tight-tolerance tool paths using both toolheads.

Published: 3/27/2019

Boring Head Enables Sculpture Hardware to Be Machined on a Lathe
When small job shop Ansonia Manufacturing took on a tricky hardware component job for a “live” glass art sculpture, it realized a boring head would be needed to machine the part complete on its live-tool lathe.

Published: 2/11/2019

See Absolute, Marubeni Citizen’s PMTS 2019 Showfloor Demos
Absolute will showcase B-axis mill-turn centers and multi-slide single-spindle machines, while Marubeni Citizen will demonstrate low-frequency vibration machining.

Published: 9/26/2018

Multitasking CNC Machines Cut Down on Work in Process
This pump manufacturer has integrated flexible multitasking machines and automation to maintain high production levels and flexibility.

Published: 8/14/2018

Webinar Covers Analyzing Costs, Benefits of Transformative Tech
Many companies will be considering investments in equipment that will significantly alter their operations at IMTS 2018. This webinar from Index Traub will cover how to evaluate these technologies, which questions to ask and how to finance such tech...

Published: 2/28/2018

With Face Drivers, Shop Faces Long Cycle Times Head On
By switching from jaw chucks to face drivers, a manufacturer of large shaft components was able to reduce the number of setups, cutting cycle times on some parts from days to hours.

Published: 12/27/2017

Multitasking Takes a Turn
Turn-mill machines are known for their capabilities in single-setup part production. Here are two very different examples of shops that are using multitasking to their advantage in medical machining.

Published: 8/17/2017

DMG MORI Opens New Tech Center and Showroom in Southwest Ohio
Site to provide customer support and training for technologies such as five-axis machining and multifunction turning centers.

Published: 7/24/2017

July 2017 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Turning
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of lathes and turning equipment.

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