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Published: 11/16/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: November 2017
Acquiring a cutting tool manufacturer, growing apprenticeships in the United States and other industry news.

Published: 11/15/2017

Tooling up for Deep-Hole Machining
Imparting complex geometry on the inside (and the outside) of workpieces requires the right equipment, the right cutting tools and the expertise to make the most of both. 

Published: 11/1/2017

Precision and Custom Solutions Showcased at Mitsui Seiki
A tour of the company’s factory in Japan highlighted the accuracy of its machine tools as well as their adaptability for specific applications.

Published: 10/28/2017

The YouTube Apprentice
Inspired by social media and unencumbered by preconceived notions about how to machine, this shop owner plunged confidently into five-axis aerospace work. 

Published: 10/25/2017

Buying an HMC: Peripheral Equipment Considerations
Is it time to move up to an HMC? Let’s consider some of the peripheral equipment that HMC buyers should think about.

Published: 10/23/2017

Vision System Assists On-Machine Probing for Fast Setups
The camera on this VMC combined with a tablet-like control helps speed and simplify on-machine probing routines during new job setups.

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.