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Published: 3/16/2018

Eastern Kentucky Opens CNC Educational Center
The East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with Haas Automation and Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, hopes to provide advanced job training to Eastern Kentucky residents.

Published: 2/24/2018

Why a Two-Spindle VMC? Double the Machining Without Double the Footprint
The two-spindle VMC increases output where space and other factors are constrained. With W-axis compensation for Z-height differences, setups don’t have to be perfect to use two spindles in tandem.

Published: 2/19/2018

Buying a Five-Axis: Selecting the Right Machine
Horizontal or vertical? Trunnion or swivel head? What’s the effective difference between different configurations of five-axis machining centers?

Published: 2/17/2018

CAM Software Helps Shop Five-Axis Machine Aerospace Part
A five-axis machine and HyperMill CAM software from Open Mind Technologies gave a shop the ability to meet the tight tolerances required for the camera-mounting brackets on a NASA satellite mission.

Published: 2/13/2018

Grob Goes Big on Universal Machining Centers
At an open house in Germany, Grob described its focus on the aerospace market for its line of universal machining centers.

Published: 2/10/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: February 2018
CT scanning for mid-size metal castings, funding secured for an Apprentice Academy in Virginia, and more industry news.

Published: 2/7/2018

Control Beyond CAM Unlocks Five-Axis Potential
Capabilities native to the CNC can facilitate levels of performance that would be impossible to achieve by relying solely on post processed part programs.

Published: 1/31/2018

Shop Hits Home Run with Toolpath Simulation Software
Wolcott Design Services needed to improve efficiency during high-mix, low-volume runs. HMCs and Vericut tool simulation software by CGTech improved efficiency, spindle utilization and revenue. 

Published: 1/26/2018

Buying a Five-Axis: The Costs and Benefits of a Complex Machine
When considering transitioning to a five-axis machining center, it is helpful to understand the basics about the machines’ components, their costs and the opportunities they provide.

Published: 1/24/2018

Video: Between Casting and Machining from Solid Is Extrusion
The Machined Direct Drive Pedal from DW Drums realized design improvements thanks to machining, then cost improvement as result of moving one step further.