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Published: 5/1/2017

Rotary-Table Technology Improves Machining Repeatability
Pequot Tool & Manufacturing's imprecise rotary table positioning caused chatter and inaccurate machining. PL Lehmann's single-spindle rotary tables from Exsys/Eppinger provided repeatable rotary table positioning, consistent part tolerances and surf...

Published: 2/21/2017

Precision Workholding Keeps Quality High for Gun Manufacturer
Keeping up with the latest and best processes is important for any shop, even one that produces a product that has been manufactured since the Industrial Revolution.

Published: 12/1/2016

New Workholding Setup Enable Lights-Out Production
For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.

Published: 7/1/2015

3D-Printed Tooling Speeds Manufacturing of Cutting Tools
Knight Carbide's insert delivery times had to wait on custom tooling, so they acquired a Mojo desktop 3D printer from Stratasys make their own. Lead times for insert carriers were shortened from weeks to just six hours.

Published: 3/31/2015

New Jaws Speed Change-Over for Short-Run Jobs
This shop found that a quick-change jaw system reduced 80-minute change-over times to just 8 minutes.

Published: 3/26/2015

Desktop 3D Printer as Job Shop Resource
The low-cost 3D printer in this shop supports machining by simplifying prototyping and producing usable hardware—including vise jaws.

Published: 2/1/2015

Vise within a Vise System Enables Economical Five-Axis Machining
A unique vise-within-a-vise system using Kurt workholding enables Peterson Machining Inc. to cost effectively use five-axis manufacturing for complex parts.

Published: 1/1/2015

Custom Clamping Concept Optimizes Multitasking
To get the most potential out of its multitasking machine, Trumpf uses a detailed custom clamping concept from Schunk.

Published: 1/1/2015

Trunnion Table Helps VMC Fill Utility Role for Shop
Learn how a trunnion table brought horizontal versatility to a vertical machining center for custom pump production at Vertiflo Pump.

Published: 4/16/2014

Clamping System Reduces Machining Time and Setup
The staff at Rodriquez GmbH in Eschweiler, Luxembourg (Germany), has been relying on a Hermle C40 milling machine equipped with the Hainbuch Quadrok Plus clamping system for the manufacturing of linear technology components.

Precision rotary solutions for grinding, lapping and polishing of hard metals, ceramics, silicon carbide, etc.