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Published on 7/30/2010
Mike Lynch’s monthly column, “CNC Tech Talk,” has appeared in Modern Machine Shop magazine since 1990.
Published on 1/6/2012
The position of CNC operator requires certain basic skills and abilities. Mike Lynch, a noted MMS columnist, offers his insights into the bare minimum for effectiveness in this important job.
Published on 8/19/2013
Which command is better to get your machine axes to the reference position?
Published on 1/2/2001
It's been over a year since the column with this title appeared in Modern Machine Shop (January 1999). In it, I addressed how we can change the perceptions of the general public about manufacturing and encourage young people to enter this field.
Published on 10/1/1997
Probing technology has come a long way in the last five years. Today's probing systems are highly accurate, very fast, and almost fail-safe.
Published on 12/1/2001
Applications for five-axis machining fall into two distinct categories. The first is related to machining very complex shapes, as is required in aerospace and the mold industry.
Published on 7/26/2008
Multiple machine operation has been the subject of several recent Tech Talk columns (January through May of 2008). I have received many comments, and I want to thank everyone who responded. The series states that successful applications for having one operator run multiple machines do not just happena successf
Published on 2/1/2008
I've been relating my observations about operator utilization, a rather controversial and complex subject, and I will continue to do so for the next few months. If you would like to comment, please e-mail me and explain how your own experiences compare with what I say. Ill relate the responses I get in an upcoming column.
Published on 1/25/2016
Find out what methods your CNC operators are using and make sure they are the best practices for the job.
Published on 11/21/2019
While the mistakes listed here will not sound an alarm or cause a program to fail, they will cause confusion, wasted time and scrap parts.