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Read the February 2016 Digital Edition

The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop covers machine monitoring, micromachining for medical and picking up five-axis.

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Read the February digital edition by clicking on the photo above.

The daily reporting document pictured on the cover of the February 2016 issue is a visual tool used by plant managers at Tech Manufacturing to easily check the previous day’s machine performance. The color red indicates a planned interruption (such as inspection or scheduled maintenance), while black indicates periods in which a machine is scheduled offline. Green, meanwhile, is in-cycle time. The machine is producing parts and making money during these periods. Yellow is what the shop doesn’t want to see. This color indicates unexplained non-cutting conditions. Click on the cover image above to access the digital edition of the magazine and turn to page 74 to read the full story.

Also in this issue:

  • How  machining IDs and ODs of 0.0160 inch with tolerances down to ±0.0001 inch led to the development of a new multifunction turning center;
  • How one shop took baby steps to integrate five-axis manufacturing; and
  • What Hydromat is doing to tailor its rotary transfer machines to specific high-volume applications.