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Read the June 2016 Digital Edition

The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop covers toolpath R&D, tombstone variation, on-machine probing and pallet automation.

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By giving its personnel room to experiment, ADEX Machining’s R&D program has resulted in enhanced toolpath generation, cutting cycle times by boosting metal-removal rates on the order of 20 to 40 percent. Read the full story on page 76.

Also in this issue:

  • How a new twist on tombstone workholding enabled one shop’s HMC to perform 3+2 machining to reduce scrap while supporting higher-volume customer needs;
  • How reduced machine downtimes and higher throughput have laid to rest any initial reservation one shop had about ramping up on-machine probing technology;
  • How investing in a new HMC with a two-axis head and six-station pallet pool enabled a company to make telescopic boom components in one setup, lights-out.

Access these stories and more in the June 2016 digital edition.