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Published: 8/11/2008

Turning The Tough Stuff
One of this aerospace shop’s many specialties is producing ring-shaped parts that are thin-walled, complex, tightly toleranced and made of difficult-to-machine materials such as Inconel, titanium or high-temperature alloys. Turning jet engine parts ...

Published: 8/11/2008

The New Rules of Cutting Tools: Rule #5: Consider the Cutting Tool at the Start
(Advertorial) Are you specifying the right machine? You can’t know until you know what tools you will use.

Published: 3/1/2008

Shop Sticks With Stick Tooling
Who says we can’t be competitive on simple parts? The secret for making it happen at one Connecticut shop is the combination of modern CNC Swiss-type machines and good old-fashioned “stick” tooling.

Published: 2/27/2008

Swiss-Type Machines: More Than Just A Lathe
CNC Swiss-Type machines have more capability built in than ever before. Many of these capabilites can be accessed using attachments that increase the throughput of the machine tool, improve the quality of the work coming off the machine and reduce o...

Published: 11/30/2007

Chip Control With Coolant
Directing high pressure coolant under the chip in turning applications can improve cutting rates, tool life and surface finish.

Published: 9/2/2007

How CNC Led To Cells
Bringing CNC into a previously manual process set this shop on a lean path that has led to continuous flow production.

Published: 5/16/2007

From Out Of The Lab
Disruptive technology's  purpose is to disrupt the way machining is done. This article includes some of the developments to come out of the Machining Technology Laboratory (MTL), an R&D initiative dedicated to finding innovations in metalworking...

Published: 12/14/2006

The Case For Quick Change On Multi-Spindles
Even in the world of long-running, high-volume production on cam-driven automatics, quick-change tooling makes sense.

Published: 11/8/2006

Rotational Motion Lets Turning Compete With Grinding
Rotational turning provides machined surfaces smooth enough to let turning compete with grinding and polishing.

Published: 9/20/2006

Turning The Long And Difficult
This shop has made large turning work its specialty. In proving to its customers that it can perform this difficult work, it has started to win more "standard" machining jobs.