CASESTUDY

Cross-hole Deburring Tool Eliminates Secondary Process

The Orbitool from J.W. Done helped Paramount Machine eliminate a secondary deburring process, saving 75 process hours across a 2000-part run and enabling the shop to meet its profit and delivery time goals.
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Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

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Power Skiving Enables Smaller, Precise Robotics Machining

Power skiving tools like Sandvik Coromant’s CoroMill 178 can increase productivity, precision and flexibility when machining gears for applications such as industrial robotics.
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Clamping Solution Facilitates Large-Part Vertical Machining

Mitee-Bite Products’ fixtures demonstrated their powerful clamping support in a project with Akron Gear & Engineering to vertically hold a 1-ton ring during machining.
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People-First Mindsets Improve Machine Shop Acquisitions

Focusing on the human side of the business — employee health, safety, success and growth — is the only way to satisfy both the buyer and seller.
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Haimer Shrink Fit Toolholders Raise Boulevard's Feed Rates

Haimer’s Inductive Shrink Fit technology provides efficiency benefits over side-lock and collet holders, with Boulevard Machine & Gear seeing its feed rates more than double on certain materials.
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New Machining Centers Improve Moldmaking Workflow

Westminster Tool has shifted the workflow in its moldmaking department to incorporate high-speed five-axis and, as a result, cut lead times and reduce the need for wire EDM. 
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High-End Watchmaker Eliminates Offshoring with Five-Axis Machining Center

Instead of shipping small components from overseas, a watchmaker was able to accommodate increased demand by purchasing a used five-axis machining center.
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Datanomix Fusion Enables Eptam to Visualize Facility, Optimize Resources

Faced with rising customer demand for high-precision parts Eptam Precision Plastics used Datanomix Fusion to streamline data collection, improve quote accuracy and discover training gaps.
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Weingärtner Mill-Turn Widens Plasticizing Screw Production Range

Weingärtner’s custom Pick Up mill-turn center for injection mold machine manufacturer Arburg has widened the range of plasticizing screws Arburg can produce.
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The Case for Abrasive Finishing Tools in CNC Applications

According to Brush Research Manufacturing, abrasive finishing tools do not release large amounts of grit into a machine’s coolant. Hear from three shops using these tools.
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Anca MX7 Linear Increases Taylor Toolworks' Grinding Flexibility

Anca’s MX7 Linear tool grinder gave Taylor Toolworks the power and flexibility to create large-diameter carbide tooling and meet the needs of many tooling markets.
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Matsuura Five-Axis Machines Give Shop Unattended Capacity

Matsuura five-axis machines drastically increased Flying S’ process reliability in making complex aerospace parts, in one example leading to over 90% first part integrity on first machining attempts.
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Standardizing on the Mazak Brand Eases Shop’s Training Process

Choosing a single brand of machine tools enables Ketchie Inc.’s operators to be self-sufficient. They can quickly learn to set up and program virtually any machine in the shop.
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Holding Submicron Part Tolerances

Sunlight-Tech Inc. has used GF Machining Solutions’ Microlution laser micromachining and micro-milling centers to produce parts with tolerances tighter than 1 micron.
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TPEI Takes on Larger Parts, Increases Efficiency with Romi Lathes

After adopting the Romi C 830 and C 510, TPEI can turn larger workpieces and take larger depths of cut compared to its previous lathes. 
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Job Shop Automates Using Cobot Arm

Loading and unloading a repetitive job was straining employees at B.I.C. Precision Machine, so the shop integrated a cobot arm from Absolute Machine Tools into its production process.
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Custom Control Adds Accuracy, Flexibility to New Machine Tool

A new boring-mill machine with a custom control is helping a shop hold tighter tolerances and accommodate rapid travel rates for faster machining.
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Esprit Software Keeps Wet Design Agile

The Esprit CAM system has enabled artistic fountain creator Wet Design to increase efficiency and spend its time creating instead of troubleshooting code.
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HyperMill Five-Axis Modules Simplify Complex Part Machining

Open Mind’s HyperMill CAM software includes powerful five-axis milling modules that decrease machining times for complex parts, as happened at NDK Paragon.
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Sandvik CoroMill 390 LW Enhances Aerospace Machining Capacity

Sandvik Coromant’s 3D-printed CoroMill 390 cutter helped Flying S Inc. achieve six-times the productivity on MAX5 cast aluminum alloy than with previous tools.
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Greenleaf Boosts OCCO's Cutter and Insert Productivity

Greenleaf Corp.’s proprietary insert, cutter and machine adjustments helped OCCO reduce crankshaft machining costs to, in some cases, a quarter of the original cost.
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Brass Machining Optimizations Save Job Shop Time and Money

With the help of TechSolve Inc., Nolte Precise Manufacturing Inc. optimized a brass part and saved $22,000 while opening up significant extra production time.
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