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Published: 5/28/2020

Automatically Optimize Your CNC Machining Feed Rates
New feed-rate-optimization technology can enable CAM programmers to reduce cycle times and increase tool life for milling and turning operations.

Published: 5/19/2020

For 3D Printed Implant Maker, CNC Machining Is Capacity Constraint
Additive manufacturing is realizing its promise for scale production during the coronavirus period, but machining is an essential downstream capacity need that has to be expanded to keep up.

Published: 5/1/2020

New Business Plan Enables Shop to Increase Ventilator Part Production
KrisDee and Associates was able to increase production of a ventilator manifold from 90 parts per week to 780 parts per week thanks to changes the company started making months earlier.

Published: 4/25/2020

A Job Shop Approach to Automation
Through patient research and smart investing, this job shop has slowly grown its capabilities and is moving toward lights-out manufacturing for prototype work.

Published: 4/3/2020

Sometimes the Trickiest Part of CNC Machining Is Holding the Part
Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellers proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.

Published: 3/2/2020

Taking an Automated Aerospace Approach
A flexible manufacturing system helps an Indiana job shop run a high mix of aerospace work for long stretches of time and function more like a contract shop.

Published: 2/27/2020

Flexible Manufacturing System Reduces Machining Times for Aerospace Parts
Orizon Aerostructures’ flexible manufacturing system, made up of nine Ecospeed five-axis machines from Starrag, is helping the company make more money producing complex aerospace parts.

Published: 2/17/2020

The Manifold Benefits of Standardization
By locking in on manifolds, investing in one HMC model and developing custom software used on iPads in every department, this shop has set itself up for continuous improvement and its new employees up for success.

Published: 1/25/2020

Shop Reins in Lead Times with Compact HMCs
Alicat Science experienced a surge in business that drove lead times to 28 days. ​​KMH300A horizontal machining centers reduced lead times to five days and gave the shop the capacity for subsequent business growth.

Published: 1/21/2020

3D Printing vs. CNC Milling for Prototyping
Many factors, such as price, part size and material come into play when deciding whether 3D printing or CNC milling is the best method for making a prototype.