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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. 

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: 4/3/2019

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: 9/26/2018

Multitasking CNC Machines Cut Down on Work in Process
This pump manufacturer has integrated flexible multitasking machines and automation to maintain high production levels and flexibility.