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How To Cost-Effectively Clean Machined Parts & Be Kind To The Planet

June 23, 2017

In many high-volume production applications, the customer may demand that parts be thoroughly cleaned of any cutting oil, chips or other debris prior to delivery. In some cases, water-based cleaning agents may suffice. However, many complex parts and those made from metals that don’t react well

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Choosing The Right Cutting Tool Material

June 9, 2017

Key factors when selecting cutting tools for any machining process are cutting data, tool path, workpiece material and cutting tool geometry. Perhaps one of the most important considerations is the material from which the cutting tool is made.

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How To Easily Transfer Programs To Okuma’s OSP Controls

June 2, 2017

Gosiger applications engineers created two videos that take you through the process of moving and copying part programs on the Okuma OSP-P200 and -P300 controls, and transferring programs from a remote PC to the OSP controls using a shared folder that eliminates the need for a USB drive or RS232

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Are You Maintaining Your Body As Well As Your Machine Tools?

May 26, 2017

The Spanish proverb “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools,” is particularly fitting for CNC shop owners, whether male or female. Running a demanding business with its tight deadlines, employee issues and financial risks takes a toll on

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A CNC Shop Owner Looks At The Changing Face Of Manufacturing

May 19, 2017

Rusty Arant of North Carolina’s Northeast Tool is a true believer in applying the latest manufacturing technologies to keep his family business competitive. That includes adding a robotic automation system designed by Gosiger Automation that dramatically reduces time and cost-per-part. You can

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3 Reasons To Automate Your CNC Shop Today

May 5, 2017

In the recent national elections much was made of the loss of American manufacturing jobs (7 million since the peak employment year of 1979). Most politicians place the blame squarely on unfair trade policies and lower offshore labor costs. Although these certainly were contributing factors,

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7 Reasons To Switch From Vertical To Horizontal Machining

April 21, 2017

An interesting trend popped up in a recent study of high-performing CNC shops: Many have greatly improved the efficiency of their machining processes by switching from a Vertical Machining Center (VMC) to a Horizontal Machining Center (HMC).

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Metalworking Orders Grew In January

April 14, 2017

In its latest report, Gardner Business Media reports that the metalworking industry grew in January for the first time since March 2015 with the Gardner Business Index reaching 53.8.

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Dynamic Machining Methods Demonstrated

April 7, 2017

Using the BlueSwarf tap testing and dashboard to determine end mill cutting parameters, an Okuma GENOS M560V vertical machining center (VMC) is captured on video as it engages in various dynamic machining methods.

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Are You Buying A Machine Tool Or A Solution? 5 Questions To Answer.

March 17, 2017

There are many compelling reasons to invest in a new CNC machine tool including: replacing an older model that, literally, just can’t cut it any longer, expanding capacity and/or capabilities to take on new orders, and improving productivity. However, before you start comparing speeds and feeds

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