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Published: 10/13/2017

Video: High Production Rate on VMCs Using Robotic Automation
This “Twin Cell” system uses one robot to deliver work into the cell and another robot to load both of the machines. The choice to remove machine doors enables faster load/unload time between machining cycles.

Published: 10/9/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: October 2017
Industry technology partnerships, a management buyout, and other industry news.

Published: 10/5/2017

Buying an HMC: Tooling and Workholding Considerations
Is it time to move up to an HMC? Let’s look at tooling- and workholding-related concerns that those interested in acquiring an HMC will want to keep in mind.

Published: 9/12/2017

Using Hybrid Additive Manufacturing, GE Leverages Turbine Blade Repair into Efficiency Improvement
An engineering modification that would have been impractical or cost-prohibitive in the past is realized on a machine tool performing metal 3D printing and machining in the same cycle.

Published: 9/8/2017

Buying an HMC: What Makes Horizontal Machining Centers Different
Is it time to move up to a horizontal machining center? Let’s consider some of the structural, application and design factors that differentiate HMCs from vertical machines.

Published: 8/31/2017

Optimized Milling Strategy for Five-Axis Titanium Blisk Machining
A new finishing strategy using specially designed barrel cutters is said to reduce five-axis titanium blisk machining times by 50 percent.

Published: 8/17/2017

DMG MORI Opens New Tech Center and Showroom in Southwest Ohio
Site to provide customer support and training for technologies such as five-axis machining and multifunction turning centers.

Published: 8/10/2017

Case Study: Manufacturing the Tools for Tattoos
Dan Kubin’s artistry isn’t just skin deep. He’s found a way to channel his creativity into another part of the tattooing process—designing and developing the machines that apply tattoos.

Published: 7/21/2017

Workholding System Suits Five-Axis Machining by Clamping Underneath
The clearance is an added benefit of the quick-change system, potentially facilitating five-axis as an automation tool.

Published: 7/6/2017

HMC Skiving Consolidates Gear Machining
A rigid machine platform and the right CNC promise to reduce stackup error and cycle times for both established gear-making operations and new players.