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Published: 4/20/2019

Meet the Colossus: An Inside Look at One of the Largest Five-Axis Machining Centers in the U.S.
A behind-the-scenes tour on the shop floor of Baker Industries begins and ends with the company’s Emco Mecof PowerMill, one of the largest five-axis machining centers in the United States. 

Published: 4/7/2019

Offline CNC Makes Precision Productive
Relieving the control of its calculation burden helps meet demand for increased volumes, faster deliveries and greater varieties of complex, mirror-finish components machined with diamond tools. 

Published: 4/3/2019

From-Scratch CNC Post Processor Lets Dual-Toolhead Mill-Turn Shine
A dual-toolhead multitasking machine made coordination of tool paths difficult, if not impossible. A new post processor for use with Mastercam Mill-Turn resulted in smooth programming of tight-tolerance tool paths using both toolheads.

Published: 3/27/2019

Boring Head Enables Sculpture Hardware to Be Machined on a Lathe
When small job shop Ansonia Manufacturing took on a tricky hardware component job for a “live” glass art sculpture, it realized a boring head would be needed to machine the part complete on its live-tool lathe.

Published: 2/11/2019

See Absolute, Marubeni Citizen’s PMTS 2019 Showfloor Demos
Absolute will showcase B-axis mill-turn centers and multi-slide single-spindle machines, while Marubeni Citizen will demonstrate low-frequency vibration machining.

Published: 12/27/2018

What to Consider When Turning Exotic Materials
The properties that make exotic materials desirable for aerospace, energy and medical applications mean that machining them requires proper planning, equipment and strategies.

Published: 12/20/2018

December 2018 Product Spotlight: Turning
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on turning machines and tooling.

Published: 12/18/2018

Out-Of-Round Turning of Polygon Couplings
Out-of-round turning is an efficient alternative to profile milling and grinding for polygon couplings that could replace traditional spline and shrink-fit connections in automotive transmissions. 

Published: 11/3/2018

Automotive Manufacturer Works with Supplier to Streamline Lean Machining Cells
After Volvo’s casting supplier switched to a new kind of material process, machining tolerances suffered. Sandvik Coromant stepped in not just to suggest new tools, but to provide an in-depth productivity improvement program. 

Published: 10/12/2018

Five Live Centers for Five Applications
It is vital for a shop to select the right machine tool components for the right job, and live centers for lathes are no exception.