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Published: 4/6/2019

Use Offset Data to Determine Turret Index Position
Determine the optimal index position based on cutting tools’ current geometry offset settings.

Published: 1/1/2019

Improve Program Compatibility Among Your CNCs
Put in the effort to eliminate machine-specific programming methods.

Published: 12/1/2018

Understanding CNC Machine Accuracy and Repeatability
Properly evaluating machine tool capability requires understanding how the both user and the builder can influence precision.

Published: 9/1/2018

Managing Risk Is This Shop’s Bold Strategy
Flying S routinely makes bold moves in how it processes machined parts and pursues business growth. This boldness comes from carefully minimizing risks.

Published: 2/20/2018

5 Steps to Digital Manufacturing
Industry 4.0, what some call the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is a move made toward digitization.

Published: 2/20/2018

Making Parts on a Swiss/Laser Machine
Adding laser cutting to Swiss-type machining is helping this shop do more work for its customers in the medical industry. 

Published: 7/17/2017

Preparing Precision Turning for Industry 4.0
Ready or not, Industry 4.0 is moving forward, and it’s critical for manufacturers to be ready for it. Many machine tool builders and accessory builders are equipping their products with Industry 4.0 compatibility in anticipation of its implementatio...

Published: 3/1/2017

Look Beyond Machine Utilization When Installing a Machine-Monitoring System
Connecting machines to a network for production monitoring almost guarantees that utilization will go up, but that’s only the first step toward data-driven manufacturing.

Published: 10/3/2016

Keeping a Shop Network Safe
Concerns about cyber security should not stop shops from installing machine-monitoring systems.

Published: 4/27/2016

Millennial Multitasking Made Easy
CNC control software is being designed with features to better fit the tendencies of younger operators.

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