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Published: 9/26/2011

Wear Abatement Strategies for Capital Equipment
The machining industry, like many other manufacturing market segments, has been forced to scrutinize capital equipment purchases in an effort to squeeze the most from a tight capital project budget with short expected returns.

Published: 8/23/2011

Coming Soon: Universal, CAM-Independent Cutting Tool Library
Software relying on the ISO standards for cutting tools aims to dramatically simplify tool selection.

Published: 6/23/2011

Lighted Workstop Verifies Part Location
Electrifying the work allows a light to indicate whether the setup is correct. The simple solution turned into a standard product for this shop.

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: 5/13/2011

Going Lean in Order to Grow
This shop has a plan for dramatically expanding its contract machining business in high-value markets.

Published: 3/16/2011

How Center Rock Sees Setups
The company that made the rock drills used to free the Chilean miners last year is exploring the right level of multitask machining.

Published: 2/15/2011

The Pursuit of Perfection
The “Pursuit of Perfection” is how Acero Precision defines its mission and while such lofty words make nice copy, all one needs to do is visit this contract manufacturer to experience how serious the company is about the technology, personnel and pr...

Published: 1/21/2011

Take the Highland Road
From programming to setup to production, this Ohio job shop plans everything it does around untended machining. The company has been refining the process for more than a decade and has become very good at it.

Published: 1/19/2011

Five Options for Higher Productivity
Today’s market is more competitive and time-driven than ever, and seemingly small workflow improvements can often result in huge gains in the medium and long term. Accuracy and throughput can be greatly increased simply by choosing the best tool for...

Published: 12/21/2010

Presetting Pays Dividends
Many shops are moving away from centralized toolroom operations and opting instead for distributed tool presetting on the shop floor. The presetting machines available today are accurate, easy to use and provide closed-loop tool compensation on the ...