Five-axis workholding isn’t just about applying technology; it’s also about applying a different mindset.
By systemizing die making into repeatable steps, Dies Plus, a division of Otto Engineering, is using its machinists to effectively make dies. This solution relies on a paperless color-coding system to convey the tolerances machinists need to hit in order for tool and die makers to do the final fitting.
Emily Probst, senior editor of Modern Machine Shop magazine talks with Christina Fuges, executive director of MoldMaking Technology magazine, about 2020 Leadtime Leader Award winner Precise Tooling Solutions and the lessons this moldmaker can teach CNC machine shops.
Win-Tech Inc. is one of the many manufacturing facilities shifting focus to fulfill urgent medical needs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Aerospace Supplier Shifts to Tight-Tolerance Ventilator Parts: "We Weren't in This Business Two Weeks Ago"By: Emily Probst
Skilled Manufacturing Inc. is running seven days a week to produce ventilator parts that will help healthcare workers battle the coronavirus.
During a recent open house event at DMG MORI’s factory in Pfronten, Germany, the company highlighted advances in digitalization as well as automation and additive manufacturing.
By locking in on manifolds, investing in one HMC model and developing custom software used on iPads in every department, this shop has set itself up for continuous improvement and its new employees up for success.
A look back at the top posts from 2019 reveals that shops are hungry for the “secret sauce” that will improve their business conditions. Automation and five-axis machining are two processes that our readers explored the most for solving manufacturing challenges.
What do you do when a large portion of your business depends on machine tools that are more than 30 years old? You roll up your sleeves and perform some of the maintenance of your machines yourself, even if you are the company’s VP, because that maintenance is crucial to the shop’s success.
The flexibility of two, independent spindles opens the door for machining facilities to do a variety of production work.