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Published: 7/18/2019

Turning Machines Help Firearms Supplier Achieve Rapid Growth
Working closely with its machine tool supplier, this firearms manufacturer has quickly expanded its lineup of turning machines to deliver quality products and faster delivery.

Published: 7/17/2019

4 Examples of American Machining Evolution
A tour of this 160-year-old machine tool manufacturing plant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, highlighted the progress of both the company and machining technology in general since the dawn of “Industry 1.0.”

Published: 7/3/2019

Understanding CNC Collet Chucks
Workholding for turning is usually fairly basic: The selection comes down to chucks or collets. This article looks at when to consider the collet chuck and what kind might be best for a given application.

Published: 7/2/2019

Turret Toolblock Adapter Helps Shop Succeed with Quick-Change Toolholder
Finding itself challenged to take full advantage of two new Y-axis lathes, Anthony Machine found a solution in Kennametal’s Turret Adapted Clamping Units which, combined with the KM quick-change toolholder, have reduced cycle times and se...

Published: 7/1/2019

Multitasking Helps Pressure the Competition
To produce a completely U.S.-made product and keep the pressure on its off-shore competition, an industrial pump manufacturer leveraged its multitasking capabilities with other resources for internal efficiency.

Published: 6/11/2019

Methods Seeks the Perfect Machining Environment
With its new Precision Center, Methods Machine Tools is locking down environmental variables that could impact machining processes. Why? So North American manufacturers will no longer need to send parts, tooling and material to Japan or somewhe...

Published: 6/6/2019

Artificial Femur Demonstrates Multitasking Machining
A part showcased at a recent industry event is based on a 3D scan of a real bone.

Published: 5/17/2019

Precision Turning, Industry 4.0 Dominate German Open House
The Index Group recently showed off its newest turning, mill-turn and multi-spindle machines in Germany, showcasing the company's hands-on manufacturing process.

Published: 5/16/2019

Burr-Free Micro Thread Whirling
Threading is usually the last operation when machining components, which is why the process needs to be reliable and highly precise. DC Swiss has developed an internal thread whirler, which leaves micro threads burr-free, even in demanding, hard-to-...

Published: 5/14/2019

In Lights-Out Machining, Part Loading Is Not the Problem — Here is How This Shop Handles Unloading
Correct unloading of the parts affects part quality as well as the capacity of the unattended machining system. Here is more of the experience from our “168” shop.