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Published: 4/22/2015

Video: Robot Flipping System for Turning
This video demonstrates how robot flipping station can serve the same purpose as a subspindle on a one-spindle multitasking center.

Published: 4/14/2015

Product Slideshow: Turning
Lathes and turning machines designed for flexibility are highlighted in this month’s product spotlight.

Published: 10/20/2014

Tool Monitoring for Complex Machining
One of the biggest challenges to tool monitoring on a multitasking machine is coping with simultaneous cutting operations. Caron Engineering (Wells, Maine) designed a system to meet this challenge.

Published: 8/8/2014

Advanced Technology Drives 40 Years of Manufacturing
Mazak has been manufacturing machine tools in Florence, Kentucky, for 40 years. The growth and development of the production technology deployed in this plant reflect the most important advances in manufacturing during this span—from enhanced flexib...

Published: 10/30/2013

Methods Tech Center Open House
Methods Machine Tools Inc. will be holding an open house at its Tempe, Ariz., Technology Center on November 13 and 14, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Published: 10/16/2013

Video: Horizontal Boring Mill Turns 23-Foot-Diameter Part
This shop leverages large-scale multitasking machines. Learn why, and see one of its horizontal boring mills turning a terribly big mining industry part.

Published: 6/5/2013

Mazak Event Targets Aerospace, Medical
While in the area for EASTEC last month, I attended Mazak Corporation’s “Discover More with Mazak” event at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Conn. The 3-day event highlighted a lineup of the company’s manufacturing systems.

Published: 5/3/2013

Mazak’s Midwest Event Focuses on Multitasking
Mazak has been presenting a series of “Discover More With Mazak” customer events at its tech centers in select locations around the country. I attended the one in Schaumburg, Illinois (Chicago area). Here’s what I found.

Published: 3/13/2013

What Parts Make Sense for Multitasking?
One of the striking things about Mazak’s new knowledge center on multitasking is how few of the part examples included within it are round.

Published: 1/24/2013

Merging Turning and Automation
Hardinge Inc. recently demonstrated automated production of hydraulic spool valve housings on its T51 MSY SP Super-Precision turning center.