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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: 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.

Published: 10/1/2017

Establishing an Effective Hard-Turning Process
In devising its hard-turning strategy, this die/mold shop has been able to speed the production of its new deep-draw round tooling offerings by turning them instead of grinding them after heat treating.

Published: 8/23/2017

ID and OD Shoe Grinding for Thin-Walled Workpieces
Studer (United Grinding North America) has a solution to the tricky workholding problem of finish grinding close tolerances for roundness and concentricity of thin-walled rings and sleeves or a rolling element such as a bearing raceway. 

Published: 6/16/2017

Precision Workholding Delivers Accuracy and Production Capabilities
Holding the workpiece precisely is becoming an integral aspect of the machining process. It's more than presenting the blank to the cutter; it also includes repeatability from blank to blank.

Self centering vise is a cost effective and universal workholding method for five sided machining.