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Published: 6/1/2019

Monitoring Time for Preventive Maintenance Tasks
Not all maintenance tasks should be performed based on a calendar date. You can use a custom macro to monitor your machines.

Published: 4/27/2019

Converting Time and Date to a More Useful Format
FANUC and FANUC-compatible CNCs have multiple ways to monitor time. They are accessed by four system variables: milliseconds clock, hours clock, current date and current time. Here’s how to format information in a helpful way.

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: 1/4/2018

How Part Data Control Will Expand and Simplify the Supply Chain
Digital rights management for manufactured part files will enable OEMs to enforce manufacturing requirements at a distance, as an alternative to in-person certification of suppliers.

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...

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