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Published: 2/27/2004

Monitoring Perishable Tools On Automatics
Monitoring tool wear is an essential component to getting greater productivity and lower costs from a machine tool.

Published: 2/27/2004

CNC Upgrades Breathe New Life Into Brownies
Used in lean manufacturing processes, multis can suffer from long setup times. Upgraded Brownies often compete very favorably with multis on medium-length runs.

Published: 11/1/2003

Networking Your Multi-Spindles
This Ohio shop is looking forward to major benefits from real-time data acquisition.

Published: 11/1/2003

Globally Integrated Machining
To serve global customers, this company manufactures plastic injection molds on a global basis. It does this not by outsourcing to overseas shops but rather by partnering with the right ones. The key is consistency from mold to mold, continent to co...

Published: 9/1/2003

Monitoring Improves Machine Up Time And Shop Efficiency
Systems for monitoring the machining process not only allow tool wear and tool breakage to be detected at an early stage, but they also provide a process assessment and optimization functions that can be used to improve machine utilization and thus ...

Published: 8/15/2003

Thinking Outside The Cut
A Silicon Valley manufacturer's survival strategy involves closer relationships with customers, and high speed machining is crucial to this. The shop pays particular attention to the process factors that affect high speed machining before the cut ta...

Published: 7/15/2003

Cutting The Learning Curve
A grinding shop in western Pennsylvania uses self-teaching CNCs to boost productivity.

Published: 3/15/2003

Using The Machine Tool As A Gage
On-machine inspection probing keeps jet engine production flying.

Published: 3/15/2003

Winning The Door Prize
The accuracy of this shop's five-axis gantry-type profiler helped it land the job of machining the engine-bay doors for the F/A-22.

Published: 3/15/2003

Can You Afford To Ignore Tool Monitoring?
In production, eliminating variability is the key to making good parts consistently. Cutting tool condition is a critical variable in the process. With a return on investment, in many cases, of less than a month, in-process tool monitoring is a cost...

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