Eli Plaskett

Eli Plaskett Associate Editor

5 Tips for Making the Switch to Micromachining

By: Eli Plaskett

Working at the micro-level requires changing the way you approach machining parts, and these tips can help you avoid pitfalls.
#micromachining

Aerospace

How Metal Burnishing Can Significantly Improve Product Life

By: Eli Plaskett

Lambda Technologies’ low-plasticity burnishing process strengthens machined metal parts to extend product lifespans without compromising part geometry.

Turning Machines

Precision Turning, Industry 4.0 Dominate German Open House

By: Eli Plaskett

The Index Group recently showed off its newest turning, mill-turn and multi-spindle machines in Germany, showcasing the company's hands-on manufacturing process.

CAD/CAM

CAD/CAM Enables Rapid Turnaround for a Racing Part Rush

By: Eli Plaskett

CAM software enables quick design and manufacture of a custom racing part.
#casestudy

Shop Management Software

ERP System Enables Gearmaker to Achieve Needed Agility

By: Eli Plaskett

ERP software enabled a New York gearmaker to improve scheduling practices to meet the increasing demands of customers.
#casestudy #gearproduction

Coolant Recycling System Improves Tool Life, Reduces Costs

By: Eli Plaskett

This Canadian aerospace manufacturer cut coolant costs by 75 percent by installing a PRAB Guardian coolant recycling system, eliminating terrible smells in the process.
#casestudy #metalworkingfluids

EDM

Fiber Optics Improve EDM Spark Monitoring, Wire Life

By: Eli Plaskett

This controller uses fiber-optic cables to overcome major hurdles in monitoring EDM spark output, improving wire life and reducing voltage consumption.

CAD/CAM

Toolpath Simulation Software Enables Custom-Part Production

By: Eli Plaskett

MYT Works used NCSimul Machine from Spring Technologies, which enabled the company to efficiently prototype and produce custom camera equipment for film.
#casestudy

Cutting Tools

Add Punch Tapping to the List of Thread-Machining Options

By: Eli Plaskett

Emuge has introduced the Punch Tap, a new class of tool for rapidly threading holes in aluminum.

Shop Management Software

Four Keys to Establish a Digital, Paperless CNC Machine Shop

By: Eli Plaskett

Paperless digital workspaces can help CNC machine shops save money and improve workflow through improved internal connectivity, but getting there requires the right tools and careful strategies.

Turning Machines

Five Live Centers for Five Applications

By: Eli Plaskett

It is vital for a shop to select the right machine tool components for the right job, and live centers for lathes are no exception.

Machinging Centers

Five-Axis CNC Machining with an Angled Rotary Table

By: Eli Plaskett

The D200Z CNC five-axis VMC uses an angled rotary table designed to improve rigidity and clearance for high-speed machining.