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Published: 1/15/2000

Machining Services Contractor Runs Smoother Operation With CNC Program
See how his contractor switched to MultiDNC to eliminate the use of laptops and provide daily backup of all CNC programs.

Published: 11/15/1999

Laser Calibration System Verifies Linear And Circular CNC Accuracy
How do you document that your CNC machine tool is within tolerance? That's becoming a very familiar question as more and more companies implement quality assurance programs, such as ISO 9000, TQM and predictive maintenance.

Published: 5/15/1999

Faster Milling of EDM Electrodes With Retrofit CNC Package
This precision moldmaker working out of his garage wanted to compete with bigger shops that had Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment. This led him to consider retrofitting his manual Kent milling machine with a CNC retrofit package. And he did...

Published: 3/15/1999

Communicating With The Machine Tool
If you continue to operate a bankrupt company in the same manner, you will continue to be bankrupt. This was the primary thought of Steve Brown before he acquired a failed stretch forming company in Gardena, California. Mr. Brown was President of Ca...

Published: 2/15/1999

Company Navigates Its Way To More Efficient Shop Floor
Until recently, punched paper tape was still being used to transfer part programs into the machine tool controls. However, the company's manufacturing processes have undergone a metamorphosis that has saved the company time as well as money.

Published: 12/15/1998

DNC System Serves As A Stepping Stone Towards ISO 9000 Certification
Until recently, CNC programs were downloaded with one of two traveling laptop computers, which was insufficient and laden with problems. Mr. Brundage knew that the process of storing and locating nearly 10,000 programs on diskettes was a nightmarish...

Published: 11/15/1998

Ontario Manufacturer Is Driving For Success
Engineers at EXCO were working on a die cast die used to produce the three-liter front wheel drive transmission case for Ford. Similar to work they done before, but this time, they wanted to go straight to steel. 'This was the first job they used co...

Published: 1/1/1998

Automating Milling Machines Expands List Of Machinable Projects
Find out what this manufacturer chose when they decided to automate their milling machines.

Published: 11/1/1997

Drive Train Facility Moves From Punched Tape To DNC
This Rockwell plant measures 200,000 square feet, employs a staff of 460 and is primarily involved in the production of drive shafts for semi-trucks. As the product line evolved, so did their manufacturing methods.

Published: 2/1/1996

Need For Change Brings Unexpected Benefits
This manufacturing company was faced with a dilemma common to many companies in today's manufacturing environment. Change their process to include CNC or lose valuable customers.

Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology