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Seeking Solutions for Cutting Tool Injuries

There’s more than one way for machinists to protect themselves when working inside CNC lathes.

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A while back, a discussion sprang up on our Top Shops LinkedIn group about how to prevent cutting tool injuries. The original poster was looking specifically for ways to protect machinists from getting cut on their hands and arms while working inside CNC lathes. Some great ideas came out of this conversation (in fact, you can still participate at the link above—you’ll need to join the group and be approved if you’re not already a member).

Oddly enough, it was around this time that I visited Swiss Automation, a turning shop that came up with its own solution to this same problem, using an inexpensive desktop 3D printer. Get the whole story on the Additive Manufacturing website.