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Published: 10/1/2009

Probing for Part Inspection and Crash Avoidance
A reader uses “Ask an Expert” to explore various potential uses of the machining center’s probe.

Published: 9/23/2009

Machine Control Aimed At Job Shops And Beyond
The Sinumerik 828D control is said to bring to the "job shop machine tool" a range of features and functionality typically reserved for high-end machine tools.

Published: 9/18/2009

Upgrading Rotary Transfer Machines on the Shop Floor
Smart manufacturers are using slower production demand to upgrade efficiency of their rotary transfer machines. This story looks at a Cleveland area integrator that can do the job in weeks and without removing machines from the shop.  

Published: 6/19/2009

Bar Feeders Provide New Paths to Productivity
 The lastest advances in bar feeding can help you prepare for the coming manufacturing resurgence.  

Published: 5/22/2009

Impact Markers Support Green Manufacturing
Impact marking provides an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution to the issues of traceability and tracking of parts and production processes.

Published: 4/6/2009

Little Things Mean A Lot
The design of a machining center with the precision to mill tiny features illustrates what is (and is not) required for micromachining.

Published: 4/6/2009

Too Small To Touch
Hummingbird takes on machining work that is too small for most shops to handle. In fact, Hummingbird tries not to handle it either. To accurately machine the tiniest parts, this shop relies on processes that are as hands-off as possible.

Published: 9/24/2008

Keeping Things In Focus
Machine-mounted video cameras are part of a system that help a shop owner get more work done while spending less time in the shop. He can monitor and control what’s happening on his machines remotely. He’s also developed strategies for reacting to e...

Published: 8/10/2008

Composites Keep A Big Machine Busy
On-machine inspection is part of the way this shop machines large composite structures efficiently.

Published: 8/5/2008

Achieving Metal-Like Tolerances In Composite Parts
On-machining probing compensates for uncertainty in machining operations in composites

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