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Published: 2/1/2019

Fixturing for Five-Axis CNCs
For some high-batch-size jobs and/or very complex parts, custom fixtures designed and manufactured in house enable Powill Manufacturing and Engineering to get the most out of its five-axis machining capability.

Published: 12/1/2018

Maximizing Machines, Empowering the Machinist: The Art of Shop Floor Efficiency
When the Great Recession hit Linda Tool, leadership for the 66-year-old machine shop decided against cutting staff. Instead, they made a series of strategic investments and decisions around five-axis machining that has allowed them to scale up the b...

Published: 9/20/2018

Automation in High-Mix, Low-Volume Turning Applications
Turning shops are familiar with automation for high-volume work, but the shifting landscape to smaller batch sizes has created new challenges.

Published: 9/13/2018

Renewed Aerospace Focus Is behind Hainbuch's Automated Cell Demo
In addition to showcasing its modular clamping and collet and chuck change-over systems, the company’s booth will feature an automation cell, aerospace solutions and its new hexagonal mandrel.

Published: 9/10/2018

Hardinge Wants You to Rethink Normal
New ownership has shops rethinking normal for a new approach to getting the job done. Two booths are showcasing metalcutting and workholding products.

Published: 7/20/2018

Magnetic Workholding for Production Parts
The use of magnets for workholding has grown well beyond its traditional role for flat plate materials. Control of magnetic flux is now precise enough to securely hold a much wider array of workpiece configurations.

Published: 4/16/2018

Cable-Free Tombstones Bring New Life to HMC Operations
Programmable rotary units built into a double-sided tombstone extend unattended operation and add flexibility to palletized machining cells.

Published: 11/8/2017

Accuracy and Productivity with Modular Workholding
Röhm's Power Grip Zero Point Clamping System is designed to reduce setup times by easing the alignment process.

Published: 10/2/2017

Meeting the Machining Challenges of Additive Manufacturing
You can 3D print the part, but can you finish it? Here is how to overcome the challenge of part deflection in the machining of lightweight, complex AM parts.

Published: 10/2/2017

Taking the Drag out of Automotive Machining Setups
Paired with the right cutting tools, workholding and software, multi-tasking and multi-axis equipment enables this race team to also bill itself  as a full-fledged parts supplier.