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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: 7/2/2019

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.

Published: 5/5/2019

Running Unattended at Night Lets Machine Shop Serve New Customers During Day
Precision Tool Technologies found capacity for diversification not by adding machines, people or space, but by freeing up time. Running unattended—running so it can machine through all 168 hours in the week—has enabled this shop to use h...

Published: 5/2/2019

Turning Technology at the Forefront at Index Open House
Index Group welcomed a large assembly of existing and potential customers to its Open House 2019 event in March at the company’s plant in Reichenbach, Germany.