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Workholding That Works for Jesel
The maker of racing engine components produces parts that have many permutations within each product line. Here is how Jesel sets up work for cost-effective, responsive machining.

Video: Meet a Manufacturing Engineer
An engineer with GE Aviation describes the work she does and why she finds her field rewarding.

Video: Maximizing Cutter Life
A shop owner describes his simple approach to evaluating cutting tool performance and finding the best parameters.

Video: Safe Shrink-Fit Has Built-in Cooling
The cycle for heating the toolholder also includes water cooling so the toolholder finishes cool.

More In The Know
This shop is in the early stages of integrating Internet-based training tailored specifically to the brand of Swiss-type lathes it uses. The goal is to bring prospective employees up to speed quicker while enabling existing employees to progress to ...

Video: Setting Boring Bar Offset On A Swiss-Type
This video clip from a MasterTask Training instructional course describes how to set the X-axis geometry offset for a boring bar on a Tsugami Swiss-type lathe.

Video: What Is 5S?
Here is a training film a job shop developed to help its employees understand 5S.

Hobbing on a Turning Center
This manufacturer’s use of live-tool lathes overcomes labor cost in various ways. One of the latest sources of savings involves bringing another operation—hobbing—into these machines. INCLUDES VIDEO.