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Published: 10/8/2013

Harnessing the Holding Force
Inserts engineered to augment the vise’s effectiveness allow work to be held rigidly on a tiny clamping area.

Published: 9/18/2013

The Value of a Portable Second-Op Machine
A portable second-op machine can make more effective use of labor while freeing primary machines to carry out the complicated work they were designed to perform.

Published: 7/17/2013

Digital Dental Prosthesis Production
Digital dental technologies are helping to transform every aspect of the dental industry. The days of tedious, manual production of crowns, copings and bridges are fast disappearing.

Published: 7/17/2013

Smart Machining Centers
These days, precision machine shops are often looking to expand the range of work they can take on profitably. It is not enough, in many instances, to be exclusively a turning shop.

Published: 6/27/2013

“Right-Sized” Machine for Structural Aerospace Parts
This five-axis machine offers a compact footprint and atypical automated pallet changing system for small, yet challenging aerospace structural components.

Published: 6/17/2013

How One Job Shop Tackled Tungsten
When this aerospace job shop settled on machining tungsten alloys and other heavy metals as its specialty, it had to have a machine tool, cutting tools, workholding and process know-how to succeed.

Published: 4/23/2013

Automation at Aztalan Engineering
A contract manufacturer expands its capacity using various approaches to feeding the machines.

Published: 4/22/2013

Composites Technology at F-35 Suppliers Conference
A recent conference highlighted composites milling equipment as well as a new seven-axis fiber-placement machine specifically designed for the tricky material used to create critical F-35 components.

Published: 3/18/2013

Taking the Long View on Short Runs
Certain jobs require a processing strategy that strikes a balance between the needs of high-volume production and low-quantity toolroom work. Reorganizing material flows and investing in machining centers designed specifically for small lots helped ...

Published: 2/25/2013

The In-House Initiative
OEMs experiencing outsourcing issues might consider this manufacturer’s approach to establishing an appropriate level of in-house machining capabilities.