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Published: 12/13/2013

Expanded Possibilities for Cryogenic Machining
The technology for liquid nitrogen cooling is now available for machining applications in various industries on any brand of machine tool.

Published: 11/22/2013

How One CNC Shop Effectively Machines Glass-Fiber-Filled Plastics
You know how to machine metals, but what about plastic machining? More specifically, glass-fiber-reinforced plastic? This machine shop has it figured out.

Published: 11/22/2013

New Okuma Plant Relies on Automation, Production Control
The company says the DS1 facility in Japan is capable of 2 times the production capacity and 1/2 the lead time of the previous site.

Published: 10/22/2013

A Smooth Transition to Five-Axis Machining
A mold manufacturer that specializes in precision, thin-walled container molds chose an integrated approach to establishing an effective five-axis “3 + 2” machining process.

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.