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Published: 8/15/2018

With Retention Knobs, Shop Sets Sight on Aerospace Machining
Mitch and Brian Olson didn’t know much about CNC machining when they started their machine shop, but they learned that if they wanted to pursue high-accuracy aerospace work, they would need to overcome a flaw inherent in V-flange tooling.

Published: 8/13/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: August 2018
Shop tours during IMTS, a pre-show tool grinding contest and other industry news. 

Published: 5/26/2018

May 2018 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of vertical, horizontal and five-axis machining centers, some with dual spindles. 

Published: 4/19/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: April 2018
Absolute Machine Tools turns 30, a new manufacturing cybersecurity hub in the works and other industry news.

Published: 4/2/2018

Five-Axis Front and Center at Hurco's 50th-Anniversary Event
Machine tool builder Hurco had its five-axis technology on display, and provided attendees with a sneak peek at two other machining center models that will be introduced at this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show.

Published: 3/28/2018

Machining Centers Help Shops Increase Output, Reduce Inspection Times
Mazak machining centers reduced an Iowa shop’s setup and inspection times, enabling it to win an aerospace contract.

Published: 3/16/2018

Eastern Kentucky Opens CNC Educational Center
The East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with Haas Automation and Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, hopes to provide advanced job training to Eastern Kentucky residents.

Published: 2/24/2018

Why a Two-Spindle VMC? Double the Machining Without Double the Footprint
The two-spindle VMC increases output where space and other factors are constrained. With W-axis compensation for Z-height differences, setups don’t have to be perfect to use two spindles in tandem.

Published: 1/24/2018

Video: Between Casting and Machining from Solid Is Extrusion
The Machined Direct Drive Pedal from DW Drums realized design improvements thanks to machining, then cost improvement as result of moving one step further.

Published: 1/16/2018

Hardware for High Metal Removal Rates
Spindle power and shrink-fit toolholding are two assets this shop seeks to use to the extremes of their capabilities.