Okuma’s Turn-Cut Function Eliminates Special Tooling and Secondary Machines

December 8, 2017

Okuma Multus series multi-function, 5-axis CNC turning centers enable one-and-done machining of even complex parts. The exclusive Turn-Cut feature is just one of the many ways Multus machines eliminate the need to move a part to a dedicated lathe for specialized operations such as machining

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How To Blend Additive & Traditional Manufacturing

November 24, 2017

With 95+ years of experience supporting manufacturers, the Gosiger team is in a unique position to evaluate new technologies that can help customers improve productivity. Although additive manufacturing (AKA 3D printing) has been around for a number of years, many manufacturers struggle with how

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7 Ways To Get More Value When Attending A Trade Show

November 17, 2017

Attending trade shows is a great opportunity to see the latest manufacturing technologies and help make better equipment buying decisions. Whether you visit small, local shows or larger events like IMTS, you’ll get more value for the time and money invested by following these 7 suggestions:

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5 Ways To Overcome Resistance To Change

November 10, 2017

Success in manufacturing is often the result of continuous improvements to both business and production processes. Our customers demand increasingly higher quality products delivered quickly and cost-effectively. This means we must constantly seek new methods and technologies to reduce

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Why Buy a Swiss-Style Turning Machine?

November 3, 2017

High precision machining and high volume production don’t always go hand-in-hand. That’s why Swiss watch makers developed sliding headstock turning machines that achieve both goals.

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Troubleshooting Turning Machine Cutting Tool Problems

October 27, 2017

High-quality CNC turning machines are more reliable and versatile than ever before, which gives users the confidence to perform unattended and lights-out operation.This, of course, requires having the right machine tools, and accessories such as bar feeders and chip conveyors.

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Get New Orders by Doing Your Homework

October 13, 2017

No matter how good a job you do for your customers, it’s inevitable that you’ll lose one or two along the way. That’s why it’s important to have an ongoing marketing program in place. The two best sources for new business orders are (1) referrals from customers, suppliers and other contacts; and

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Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

October 6, 2017

For many small business owners, including those who own manufacturing companies, saving for retirement may not be high on the list of priorities. After all, the cost of day-to-day operations and reinvesting in the business may not leave much for personal retirement savings.

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5-Axis Simultaneous Machining Reduces Cycle Time For Complex Impeller

September 29, 2017

With 5-axis simultaneous machining, the Okuma MU-4000V enables manufacturers to produce complex, high-precision parts faster and with less operator involvement.

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Why CNC Machine Workers Shouldn’t Fear Industry 4.0

September 22, 2017

As U.S. manufacturers continue to find ways to make parts better, faster and at less cost, there is always a concern that factory jobs will become extinct. More sophisticated CNC machine tools, robotic automation and alternative technologies such as 3D printing fuel this concern. However, all

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