Keeping a Shop Network Safe: October 2016 Digital Edition
The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop covers topics such as cyber security, additive for oilfield, inventory systems and turn-mill strategies.
Read the October digital edition by clicking on the photo above. New this month are tabs for easier navigation to your favorite sections.
Concerns about cyber security should not stop shops from installing machine monitoring systems. Read the full story on page 72.
Also in this issue:
- How a contract manufacturer is finding uses for a hybrid additive manufacturing and five-axis milling machine for oilfield drills, valves and other end-use components;
- Using computerized, point-of-use storage and dispensing systems to help target waste that is difficult to measure and often labor-intensive to eliminate; and
- Using innovative probing, tooling and workholding strategies to enable turn-mills to machine castings complete, in effect turning them into five-axis machining centers.
Access these stories and more in our October 2016 digital edition.
A system for turning oil-industry face grooves on a machining center uses an adjustable toolholder along with an NC code generator for creating the unusual path.
Swapping standard button inserts for a new grade from Ingersoll helped this manufacturer of downhole oil-drilling equipment double throughput on a troublesome arbor milling job in hardened steel.
Repairing damaged or worn threads on a workpiece is a common chore for toolroom lathes, especially in the oilfield industry. Haas Automation has a new feature for its conversational control units that simplifies and automates this process.