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Published: 8/26/2011

Transforming Industrial Robots into Precision Machine Tools
Robots fitted with an adaptive control system get real-time course corrections throughout the machining cycle.

Published: 8/19/2011

Cycle Efficiency
Automated machining processes enable this maker of high-performance mountain bike parts to manufacture efficiently with minimal staff.

Published: 8/18/2011

Automated Production on HMCs Requires Automated Gaging
An innovative approach to automated gaging helps deal with a fundamental challenge inherent to a flexible, multi-machine environment: Many machines with many operations multiply the chances for error.

Published: 7/19/2011

Doosan Makes a Power Play
The South Korean builder is directing its focus toward rigid machine platforms capable of heavy cuts in tough materials.

Published: 6/20/2011

Get Ready for Robotics
A weakened dollar combined with increased global demand has many factories scurrying to increase production and hiring. And while there is a larger pool of potential employees, it has always been difficult—especially for smaller firms—to find qualif...

Published: 6/15/2011

Practical Automation for a Variety of Turning Applications
A key way to reduce labor costs on turning centers is to add automation for part loading and unloading.

Published: 6/8/2011

Effective Hole Making Via Robotic Orbital Drilling
New technology may enable robotic drilling to be more commonplace in machine shops by overcoming the issue of limited robot rigidity.

Published: 6/3/2011

Make Maximum Use of the Magazine
This shop streamlined its selection of cutting tools to machine a number of parts on a pallet system. Cutting down on cutters delivered other benefits as well.

Published: 2/15/2011

A Streamlined Alternative for Automated Tool Manufacturing
This automated, single-machine system enables tool manufacturers to completely grind mixed batches of varying tool types and sizes unattended.

Published: 2/10/2011

Incremental Automation
This machine tool supplier sees shops searching for just a little bit of unattended capacity. Many shops are closer to obtaining this extra capacity than they realize.