December 15, 2017
The traditional approach to a turning process involves cutting from the end of a workpiece toward the chuck. As a result, the entering angle of the cutting tool must be around 90º to enable the tool to reach the shoulder. Although using less of an entering angle would increase the feed rate,
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
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
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:
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
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.
October 27, 2017
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
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.
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
September 8, 2017
Every 2 years Gosiger lays out tons of German food, cranks up the Polka Band, programs the robotic beer-tender and shares the latest manufacturing technologies with over 1,000 great folks like you.
September 1, 2017
This year’s Gosigerfest – September 20 & 21, 2017 – includes a number of live machining demonstrations captured by video cameras inside the machine tools and displayed on adjacent TV monitors, so you can see all of the details, up close.
August 25, 2017
With everything else on your mind, being current with the latest manufacturing techniques can be a challenge. That’s the whole idea behind Gosigerfest 2017. It’s an opportunity to learn about developing technologies and production methods that can help you stay ahead of the competition and
August 18, 2017
Gosiger opened its new West Coast headquarters earlier this year, showing off the new 17,500 square foot facility during an open house event in May. Customers toured the new space, participated in technical seminars, and watched demonstrations of the latest CNC machining techniques.
July 28, 2017
Customers often ask Gosiger applications engineers how to go beyond basic control functions to fit a particular situation. This video from Gosiger’s West Coast facility explains how to set up a home position at the end of a program on the Okuma OSP-P300 control. In this case, the customer didn’t
July 14, 2017
I once knew a teacher who bristled at the word “training.” She said, “You can train dogs to do simple tricks. You can train monkeys to perform certain tasks, but human beings should be educated.”
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
April 21, 2017
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
February 17, 2017
Much is being said about a fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) and what it bodes for the future of manufacturing. To put it in context, each of the preceding three centuries have seen dramatic shifts in the way technology impacts our world:
January 27, 2017
On January 9, 2017 Gosiger moved its West Coast headquarters from Fullerton, CA to a new, 17,500 square foot building in Cypress, CA, The new facility is approximately twice the size of the previous space with an expanded showroom, training area and replacement parts inventory.
January 13, 2017
Additive manufacturing, AKA 3-D printing, is clearly becoming more viable in certain production situations. However, additive cannot replace conventional machining in all applications. In fact, the best way to harness the efficiencies of additive today may be to combine it with subtractive
December 30, 2016
December 16, 2016
ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, establishes criteria that companies must meet to be certified as producing safe, reliable high quality products.
November 25, 2016
A great deal of research proves what common sense tells us: Retaining an existing customer is far more cost-effective than finding a new one. However, we often overlook the fact that satisfied customers can also be a potent source of additional business. That’s why marketing to your current
November 18, 2016
The cost of energy may rise and fall, but it always has an impact on a CNC machine shop’s profitability. Additionally, conserving energy today helps keep overall costs more stable while insuring we’ll have the energy we need tomorrow. That’s why energy efficiency is one more factor to consider
November 4, 2016
When we machine metal of any kind, the chips – or swarf – give us clues about the efficiency of our cutting process. For example, early machinists noted that blue chips indicate heat is being properly dissipated, so the cut was going well. Blue swarf, therefore, were considered “perfect” chips.
October 28, 2016
Interconnectivity and data sharing, more user-friendly control interfaces, robots as co-workers and additive manufacturing were all well represented at IMTS this year. While it’s expected that the newest technologies will be on display at the every-other-year extravaganza, the significance of
October 21, 2016
Ever wonder what you’ll see if you visit the Okuma America headquarters in Charlotte North Carolina? This brief video lets you, literally, fly through the facility where you’ll see Okuma CNC machines, the expansive parts warehouse and other customer support areas.
October 7, 2016
This is the sixth year that Gardner Business Media, has surveyed CNC shops to find the strongest performers and determine what they are doing to rise to the top of the list. As in the past, there are many statistics that reveal a significant difference between how the top 20% of shops operate
September 30, 2016
Science fiction films dating back to Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic, Metropolis, have long warned that robotic machines may eventually surpass and dominate their human inventors. While there is no doubt that robots and robotic devices are getting smarter, that artificial intelligence continues to
September 23, 2016
September 2, 2016
Additive manufacturing is touted as the next paradigm shift in manufacturing. The concept of building up material to make parts, versus thousands of years of subtracting or forming metal to manufacture these parts is, indeed, an event of seismic proportions.
August 19, 2016
Just like a car or truck, CNC machines require routine maintenance to keep them in top form. A well maintained machine tool will perform at peak efficiency and reduce costly breakdowns that interrupt production. Performing routine maintenance, as required, will also prolong the life of the
August 5, 2016
New technology abounds at IMTS 2016 and Gosiger will be there along with the CNC machine brands we offer.
July 29, 2016
Undetected broken drills or taps are notorious time and materials wasters. Almost as bad is a detection system that interrupts the machining process to check the tools. In this video Gosiger engineers demonstrate how a BK Mikro checking device can be used in-magazine to check for tool breakage
July 22, 2016
July 1, 2016
Choosing the right cutting tools and techniques when machining super alloys and other difficult materials can dramatically reduce cost-per-part.
June 3, 2016
Recently a global supplier of compressors decided to rethink its process for making a series of bearing housings. According to the Production Manager, “After analyzing quality control and machine maintenance data we determined it was time to replace some of our machine tools. However, we didn’t
May 20, 2016
On the Gosiger web site you’ll find many resources that can help you meet a number of manufacturing challenges. Among these are customer success stories that all have a common theme: The customer was faced with a specific need that required something more than an off-the-shelf product. They needed
May 6, 2016
Changes in our everyday life and in manufacturing are happening faster than ever before. In the world of CNC machining it’s not as much about the number of new technologies emerging as it is about the rate of advancement in existing technologies and the cultural changes of a new generation of
April 29, 2016
You may remember a long running campaign for automotive transmission service that stated: “You can pay me now, or you can pay me later.” The phrase still holds true when it comes to performing preventative maintenance on cars, trucks or CNC machine tools.
April 8, 2016
Machining titanium and other exotic materials presents a number of challenges, and although there are many conventional techniques that help in this process, this video presents a unique, unconventional approach: Cryogenics.
April 1, 2016
When making a major buying decision it’s important to consider factors beyond the initial price tag. After all, our goal is to get the greatest overall value. When buying capital equipment, that means getting the right machine for the job and the best return on our investment.
March 18, 2016
March 11, 2016
In the early days of CNC machine controls, setting up programs could be a bit challenging. Okuma changed all of that with the Windows-based THINC OSP control that makes getting started quicker and easier than ever before.
February 26, 2016
The battle to reduce production costs, improve product quality, and satisfy customer demands is fought daily in the world of CNC manufacturing. One of the most effective strategies facilities of all sizes can employ is robotic automation – whether for a single production cell or an entire factory.
February 19, 2016
A recently released survey conducted by the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT – the folks who bring us IMTS every other year) identifies three major trends that have enormous impact on how OEMs, distributors, integrators and end users will function in the future.
February 12, 2016
There's no doubt that applying robotic automation to part production provides a number of benefits including reduced cost-per-part, better use of machine operator time, increased CNC machine utilization, improved part quality and consistent daily output.
January 29, 2016
Few foresaw the impact digital technology and the Internet would have on all of us. Is 3-D printing the next major paradigm shift?
January 22, 2016
Many CNC applications require a steady stream of coolant to optimize cutting speeds and throughput. This is especially true when machining parts from hard-to-machine steel alloys, titanium, and other metals that often require precisely applied high-pressure coolant to maintain cutting efficiency
January 8, 2016
A number of new cars include collision avoidance systems that automatically apply the brakes when sensors detect a dangerous situation. Okuma has been equipping CNC machines with systems that prevent costly downtime and collision damage for more than 10 years.
January 1, 2016
We all want to get the most out of our CNC machines, but no matter how well they are designed, built and equipped, these tools are only as productive as we allow them to be. Which is to say that there are many possible production procedures, and some are more efficient that others.
December 18, 2015
Production Machining magazine recently recorded this interview with Gosiger Automation customer Jeff Meyer, co-owner of Toolcraft LLC. The company was primarily a tool & die shop until Tuthill Transfer Systems, a worldwide supplier of pumps and meters, asked them to consider producing one of their
December 11, 2015
The Bridgeport Conquest V1000 Vertical Machining Center from Hardinge Group is an affordable alternative to many higher-priced machines that delivers great value, including its feature-packed Mitsubishi M70, 64-bit control with NAVI MILL programming.
December 4, 2015
When enough CNC shops engage in a given activity it becomes a trend that others should be aware of. Here are five manufacturing trends identified by recent surveys and discussions with shop owners. They may not all be right for your company, but it’s prudent to consider how they might affect your
November 20, 2015
While typical CNC turning machines require a spindle adapter to install a collet or jaw chuck, many Hardinge products, including the Conquest H51 horizontal turning machine, have a unique collet-ready spindle design that eliminates the need for an adapter. Naturally, this makes changeovers quicker
November 6, 2015
Casey Brown, who presented at the first ever Gosigerfest Executive Session on Wednesday, September 23, presented her knowledge and expertise about strategic pricing using relevant examples of things we buy every day.
October 2, 2015
September 22, 2015
Machining aerospace materials can be challenging in a number of ways, especially when dealing with high temperature alloys. This is especially true for CNC shops that traditionally work with more common materials such as carbon steels and non-ferrous alloys. For example, heat-resistant alloys may
September 18, 2015
From time-to-time a company may rethink how it takes its products to market. For machine tool OEMs the question is: Should we sell directly to the end user, or work through a distributor? Considering the complexities of selling, installing, training and servicing today’s sophisticated machine
August 28, 2015
How often are you confronted with a machining issue for which you’d like some expert advice? While searching the Internet can certainly help, nothing beats discussing the situation face-to-face with an industry expert. On September 23 & 24 at Gosiger’s national headquarters in Dayton, Ohio that’s
August 21, 2015
When it’s time to buy a new car most of us are drawn to the top-of-the line model equipped with all the latest bells and whistles. Then reality sets in and we decide which features are really important and those we can live without for the price we want to pay. However we still want excellent
August 7, 2015
Automakers round the world are faced with a serious dilemma: How do you meet various government emission and fuel economy standards while still producing strong, safe vehicles? Reducing weight is a key strategy, of course, and that means moving away from steel to lighter materials. It’s estimated
July 31, 2015
Manually loading and unloading workpieces is not only tedious, repetitious work for machine tool operators, it also adds time and labor costs to every part you make. Automating the process using an industrial robot can reduce these costs while giving your shop’s productivity a significant boost.
July 24, 2015
Swiss-style sliding headstock CNC machine tools are ideal for high volume output, provided they have the necessary rigidity and accuracy. In this video you’ll see how a Nomura NN20UB8 turning machine equipped with a Quick Load Servo bar loader makes long shafts from blanks with no operator
July 17, 2015
For CNC machine shops considering their first move into robotic automation and for many typical part-making applications, Gosiger Automation developed the Modular Drawer Cell (MDC). This compact, lower-cost alternative to custom systems automates up to 2 mid-size CNC lathes, grinders and machining
July 10, 2015
CNC machine probes are much more versatile than some shops realize. Are you taking full advantage of in-machine probe technology?
June 26, 2015
APPs are no longer just for smart phones, tablets and wearable tech. Manufacturers now have a wealth of APPs available that can help improve part quality, reduce costs and increase profitability. Okuma America has developed a number of APPs for the THINC-OSP control that is the heart of Okuma CNC
June 12, 2015
Okuma’s Partners in THINC brings together over 40 companies dedicated to helping manufacturers improve productivity and solve machining challenges. The Okuma OSP Control, with its open architecture, is at the center of these solutions. Gosiger and Gosiger Automation have been long-time THINC
June 5, 2015
May 29, 2015
These days business is good for most manufacturers in general, and CNC machine shops in particular. It’s a pleasant feeling after the deep recession we all suffered through. However it’s still a very competitive world and keeping the pipeline filled with orders can be challenging.
May 11, 2015
May 8, 2015
May 1, 2015
In this video from the “My Okuma Story” series, the father and son owners of Lumar Machining & Manufacturing Ltd., an Ontario, Canada CNC machine shop, explain how they bought a non-CNC machining company in 2005 and transformed it into a fast-growing business. The new owners installed Okuma CNC
April 24, 2015
Wishing to gain insights into the key issues facing CNC machine shops, Gosiger, Inc. recently sponsored a roundtable discussion among a dozen shop owners and managers in southeast Ohio. The event was held at the Aileron center for business development, north of Gosiger’s Dayton headquarters.
April 10, 2015
April 3, 2015
The Okuma GI-10NII high-speed internal grinding machine enables production of a wide variety of parts from jet engine components to bearings. Capable of grinding IDs up to 6”, this model is equipped with extremely rigid, high-speed grinding wheel spindles and Okuma-designed drives and motors for
March 27, 2015
March 20, 2015
The fully digital Hardinge Conquest V1000 Vertical Machining Center (VMC) demonstrates the power of its direct drive motor in this brief video. Using a Seco Square 6 cutting tool, it quickly machines slots at 1471 RPM and 37 IPM.
March 13, 2015
February 27, 2015
The interesting thing about clichés is that they wouldn’t exist unless they contained an element of truth. So it is with the old saw “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is especially true in the world of CNC machine tool maintenance.
January 23, 2015
Making parts for medical applications is a growing field that opens up opportunities – and challenges – for CNC shops of all sizes. Orthopedic parts, like bone screws, are good examples. Although these devices appear to be relatively simple, efficiently producing a bone screw that meets the
January 16, 2015
In another example of Gosiger Automation designed robot-based factory automation, this video, demonstrates how a Fanuc M-16iB robot services two Okuma Vertical Machining Centers (VMC). Each machining center is equipped with 4-position, 4th axis indexers. Four workpieces at a time are loaded into
January 9, 2015
Manufacturers need no longer choose between CAM actuated automatic and CNC multi-spindle machines. U.S. machine tool distributor and factory automation specialist, Gosiger, Inc. has partnered with industry-leading Japanese multi-spindle machine builder Shimada to create the new, ISM B27 hybrid
January 2, 2015
As a CNC factory owner or manager you know the importance of making your manufacturing processes as efficient as possible. To a great extent this means investing in appropriate technology and having a productive workforce. In fact, improving worker productivity should be a continuous activity on
December 26, 2014
Picture a factory at night, pumping out perfect parts with no one around. No labor costs, lower energy expenses and a customer order ready for shipping the next morning. Is it a dream or reality? Well, with today’s advanced manufacturing and communications technologies, lights out manufacturing
December 12, 2014
Gosiger software specialists developed this A2P (Application-to-person) messaging system to enable Okuma machine owners to receive text alerts from their CNC machine tools directly to their smart phones. Using SMS technology and Internet access, GO-TextAlert allows multiple phone numbers to
November 28, 2014
Despite all of your efforts to increase productivity through advanced CNC machine technologies, factory automation and smarter machining techniques, unnecessary machine downtime can eliminate everything you’ve gained. That’s why a planned preventative maintenance program (PPM) is so important.
November 14, 2014
Studies show that human beings are not particularly good and multitasking, despite our belief that we can successfully do more than one thing at a time. That’s why talking and texting while driving leads to so many bad outcomes.
November 7, 2014
Trochoidal milling can help resolve many challenging CNC machining operations such as:
October 24, 2014
The distinguishing characteristic of a Swiss-style turning machine is the sliding headstock that feeds bar stock through a guide bushing. This feature enables the precise, high volume machining of many parts, especially those with small diameters. Because of the importance of accurate guide
October 17, 2014
Workpieces often leave a machine tool covered with metal dust, dirt, chip remnants and machine oils. Whether these are parts for your own products or components to be shipped to a customer, they typically need thorough cleaning. Doing so manually means increased labor costs, machine downtime and
October 10, 2014
Shortening machining cycle time, reducing labor costs and extending tool life can all play a major role in improving productivity and, thereby, your bottom line. While using the most advanced machine tools is certainly a key component in achieving greater productivity, it’s not the entire
October 3, 2014
Two Okuma CNC machines used to make pipe couplings are tended by a FANUC R2000 iB robot in this 2-minute video. The robot uses two sets of grippers to load and unload the parts from each machine tool which greatly reduces mind-numbing, repetitive labor to free the machine operator for other
September 26, 2014
This video shows a grinding cell incorporating an Okuma GA-47 grinder with a FANUC robot equipped with a vision system and manually adjustable grippers. The Okuma grinder has a flexible, 2-axis configuration for greater versatility and handles parts up to 60” long, weighing as much as 660 lbs.
September 12, 2014
Some manufacturing people think robotic-assisted CNC machining is strictly for high-volume production. In fact, even small production runs can benefit from automating repetitive processes and freeing machine operators to manage multiple workstations.
August 29, 2014
Just like the online sites you visit to download the latest APPs for your smart phones, tablets and computers, you can now access productivity-enhancing APPs for your Okuma CNC machines from the Okuma APP Store. You can also get a first-hand look at the APP Store in the Okuma booth at IMTS 2014.
August 22, 2014
A new series of high-accuracy multitasking CNC lathes dramatically reduces the number of fixtures required for complex part machining, thus reducing setup time while increasing machine uptime. Now available from Okuma and Gosiger, the Multus U Series includes the U3000 with a 39.4” bed and the
August 8, 2014
Milling this complex part from pre-hardened 4140 steel (36 Rc) required a combination of a machine tool capable of both high speeds and the ability to precisely control machine movements, an assortment of high-performance cutting tools, and the right CAM software. In this video, the cast of
August 1, 2014
Chatter, the vibration created when CNC machine tooling engages a work piece, affects turning, milling, and drilling operations, but is especially troublesome for milling. Even minimal chatter can shorten tool life and impact part quality. Too much chatter can even damage machine tools.
August 1, 2014
Gosiger High Volume Division provides unique solutions for manufacturers who want to increase throughput, reduce cost-per-part and improve time-to-market. In IMTS booth S-9266 visitors can see these products for themselves and discuss their specific applications with Gosiger technical experts.
July 25, 2014
Aerospace machining represents a great opportunity for CNC machine shops that are searching for new income streams. However there are a number of challenges to overcome and specialized skills required.
July 18, 2014
Workplace safety is a major concern for the makers of manufacturing equipment and for machine tool distributors and automation specialists like Gosiger. Modern machine tools are equipped with various safety components that prevent users from accessing critical areas while the machine is
July 3, 2014
It’s no secret that factory automation is one of the keys to improving manufacturing productivity. Of course, the term “automation” includes a number of technologies that can be applied to various manufacturing functions. The trick is to integrate the right components into a seamless automated
June 27, 2014
Most of us have become addicted to various APPS on our personal computers and mobile devices. They make life easier and richer by enabling us to perform a wide variety of activities at our desks and on the go. APPS also serve us well on the factory floor and when away from our shops so we can
June 13, 2014
Because the computers and electronics that enable us to program and control CNC machine tools are typically housed in a protective cabinet, we sometimes forget that they are still subject to damage if heat builds up or debris finds its way into the enclosure. In fact, a widely accepted rule of
June 6, 2014
Finding qualified CNC machine operators and other manufacturing personnel today can be challenging and raises questions about future workforce availability. One solution, of course, is to work with local schools to encourage students to consider a career in manufacturing and point them toward
May 23, 2014
Thanks to a new programming option called Turn-Cut, users of Okuma Horizontal Machining Centers (HMC) can now avoid buying expensive special purpose machines, tooling, fixtures and other add-ons to perform turning operations on large, unbalanced parts. With it you can create bores and diameters
May 16, 2014
In this Gosiger produced video, a Fanuc M-16iB robot unloads and stacks precision aluminum parts. The work cell is designed for long periods of unattended operation of the Okuma sub-spindle lathe that is fed 12’ bar stock by an automatic, magazine bar feeder. The Fanuc robot gripper carefully
May 9, 2014
We’re all looking forward to the promise of another good year for manufacturing in 2014 and, although it may seem far away, we’re also looking forward to IMTS 2014. Early indications are that a record number of exhibitors and visitors will grace the halls of McCormick place next September 8 –
May 5, 2014
The science of ergonomics involves designing and arranging things so that people can use them as efficiently and easily as possible. When ergonomics is applied to CNC machining the primary focus is on improving productivity and safeguarding the machine operators.
April 30, 2014
April 16, 2014
Hardinge, Inc. presents a 2-day event for CNC machine shop personnel who want to see the latest machine tool technologies from Hardinge, Bridgeport, Kellenberger, Jones & Shipman, and Usach. Along with these industry-leading turning machines, machining centers, grinders and workholding products,
April 11, 2014
THE RIGHT MACHINE FOR THE RIGHT PRICE
March 28, 2014
Machining aluminum alloys for aerospace, electronics, computers, and other applications presents a number of challenges for CNC machine shops. If you’re considering expanding your capabilities to include making aluminum alloy parts, there are a number of important factors to consider:
March 25, 2014
This video demonstrates how a Fanuc M20iB services a 5-axis Okuma machining center. The robot is mounted on a Robot Transfer Unit (RTU) that enables it to handle multiple machine tools. This clip shows how parts are loaded through a custom side door on the machine tool so operators have access
March 21, 2014
Many newer cars have maintenance reminders built in that alert owners when it’s time for routine services like oil changes, which is a great convenience. Surprisingly, having this feature doesn’t keep some drivers from putting off servicing the vehicle until problems arise. True, you still must
March 10, 2014
We all know the problem: Manufacturing, especially CNC machining, requires a different set of skills and talents than in the past, and it’s become a challenge to find capable employees. Good, experienced machinists have jobs or can easily find a new one if necessary. That means that the
March 7, 2014
There are some obvious reasons to avoid permanently marking the parts you machine, including equipment cost and adding another step to a manufacturing process. These may be valid reasons if the parts you are making are low-cost commodity items or ones that have no possibility of causing a product
December 31, 2013
December 30, 2013
With 2013 winding down, we’re all looking forward to the promise of another good year for manufacturing in 2014 and, although it may seem far away, we’re also looking forward to IMTS 2014. Early indications are that a record number of exhibitors and visitors will grace the halls of McCormick
December 26, 2013
Investing in a 5-axis CNC machine can open doors to greater productivity, reduced capital investment, lower operator-cost-per-part and the opportunity to accept work from customer previously unavailable to you. How is this possible? Because simultaneous 5-axis machining provides all of these
December 24, 2013
Lean manufacturing has been around for quite a while, and many manufacturers have embraced the philosophy of continuously looking for ways to eliminate waste in their processes. However, the true meaning of Lean involves much more than automating an activity or streamlining an operation, as
December 23, 2013
Robotic-based CNC machine tool automation is proven to reduce operator time and cost-per-part. It also enables unattended and lights-out operation, eliminates human error and improves spindle utilization. All of which greatly enhances productivity. For more on this topic, download the free
December 20, 2013
CNC machine tool users typically love new technologies. That’s why most have embraced the digital world through computer networks, remote monitoring and reporting, mobile devices loaded with APPs, and online transmission of CAD drawings and other important data.
December 19, 2013
December 18, 2013
Long rods and shafts that require multiple operations can be efficiently machined on one Swiss-type lathe – if part of a well thought out work cell. Gosiger High Volume department met this challenge as demonstrated in this brief video of a customer installation.
December 17, 2013
Workplace violence is not a subject we like to think about and, in a simpler time, was seldom on our radar. However as recent events demonstrate all too clearly, acts of violence in schools, malls, theatres, other public places and, yes, in workplaces is on the rise.
November 28, 2013
While we all want our employees to be safe in the workplace, the fact is there were close to 3 million reports of nonfatal injuries reported to OSHA last year. Over 900,000 cases involved days away from work. FEMA reports that in 2011 there were 85,400 non-residential fires in the U.S. that caused
November 26, 2013
For the third year, Gardner Research conducted an in-depth study of CNC machine shops to better understand the reasons some companies perform better in terms of income, profit and growth. The study focused on 4 keys to success:
November 21, 2013
Gosiger encourages all customers to have in place a comprehensive Planned Preventative Maintenance Plan for all of the equipment in their shop. By performing the regular inspections and service that every machine requires, you can avoid unnecessary downtime, lost production, late deliveries and
November 19, 2013
From December 10 – 12, 2013 Gosiger's partner, Okuma, will present the latest technology tools and strategies to help CNC machine shops maximize productivity and profitability.
November 19, 2013
Recently a customer asked Gosiger to help reduce the cost of machining complex pump shafts it produces for military and other applications. The CNC machine shop was using 5 machine tools to perform 14 operations on the workpiece, including turning, drilling, milling and hobbing. This required
November 14, 2013
In the world of CNC machining we tend to think of employee training as beginning and ending with “how to” lessons relating to specific machining functions. In fact, companies should be thinking in broader terms and promoting continuous education. Here are 7 suggestions to help you shape an
November 12, 2013
It’s no secret that using robots to handle large, heavy, unwieldy parts reduces production time and eliminates many worker safety issues. However even a basic loading and unloading scenario, like the one in this video, requires much more than simply placing a robot arm in front of a machine
November 7, 2013
It’s challenging enough to run a successful CNC machine shop these days without worrying about people trying to steal from you. Unfortunately, it’s a reality we all must face. Certainly, there have always been thieves and con artists, however today’s technologies and the rapid pace of business
November 5, 2013
Dayton OH – Okuma machine tool distributor and automation systems developer Gosiger, Inc. recommends a new, free APP from Okuma that alerts machine users when routine maintenance is required. If properly used, the Scheduled Maintenance APP helps keep machines operating at peak efficiency and
October 29, 2013
Owners and managers of CNC machine shops are typically hands on people. They often get started by running jobs themselves, and some never stop. As the business grows, however, many get bogged down in administrative duties, meeting with customers (extremely important), and putting out fires. All
October 24, 2013
All machine tools and peripheral equipment come with instruction manuals and parts books. These days they may be electronic files in place of or in addition to paper books. The electronic versions are particularly handy as they are easier to store and find. Plus you can usually use them on your
October 22, 2013
Despite improvements in the overall economy, unemployment in the U.S. remains higher than desirable. Even so there are CNC machine shops that can’t find qualified candidates for available jobs. One reason is that experienced machine operators who are capable of working with today’s advanced
October 17, 2013
According to a recent survey by Monster.com, nearly half of the employees who responded say they are unhappy in their current jobs and 81% plan to look for a new job this year. That’s a frightening statistic for employers who are likely unaware that they have disgruntled employees.
October 15, 2013
Dating back to the time when all machine tools were operated manually and part tolerances were more forgiving, the “C” machine design was the industry standard. When CNC came along, dimensional tolerances tightened and manufacturers demanded faster spindle speeds to deal with harder-to-machine
October 10, 2013
Dayton, OH – Machine Tool Distributor and Automation Systems Integrator Gosiger, Inc. has developed a new product to enable Okuma CNC machine users to seamlessly integrate a variety of peripheral devices such as bar feeders, high-pressure coolant systems, hydraulically activated fixtures and
October 8, 2013
October 3, 2013
Gosiger Controls Specialist Jon Weaver shot this video of a Remote Offset application developed for a Gosiger machining cell customer. Using the Okuma Application Program Interface (API) that enables programmers to create Windows®-based APPs for the Okuma OSP operating system, this program
October 1, 2013
For most manufacturers investing in any CNC machine tool is a major decision, and well it should be. Operating costs continue to rise while competition and customer demands can drive profit margins down. So investing in new equipment is a serious proposition. Yet sometimes, in an effort to keep
September 30, 2013
Here are 7 things to keep in mind about gibs:
September 26, 2013
Most of us first heard the term “horsepower” when we became interested in motor vehicles. As youngsters, the concept was pretty simple: More horsepower meant faster cars. That was before we learned about the other factors that affect automobile performance such as torque and RPM.
September 24, 2013
Managers and owners of CNC machine shops are always striving for greater productivity through new techniques and technologies. It’s true that more capable machine tools and automating certain functions are keys to improving performance. However, even the most advanced manufacturing facilities
September 19, 2013
September 17, 2013
Dayton, OH – When a CNC machine shop customer needs parts, technical service, or simply a question answered, they want it handled right now. None of us have much patience when a machine is down or when we need information to keep production moving. That’s why over the past few years Dayton, Ohio
September 10, 2013
Change is often difficult. We tend to get comfortable in the way we’ve always done things. Then there’s the fear of making a bad decision, which can cloud our judgment. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages when expanding or upgrading your CNC machine
September 5, 2013
CNC machine cutting tools are perishable by nature, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to prolong the life of your cutting tools. Not only are the tools, themselves, an expense but replacing worn tools can interrupt production and add labor costs. Not replacing worn tools in a timely
September 3, 2013
As the U.S. economy continues to improve, CNC manufacturers are attempting to add to their workforce. Some of the individuals showing up for these jobs are foreign-born. As we are all aware from the ongoing debates in Washington over immigration reform, there are many unauthorized workers in
August 29, 2013
Dayton, OH – Earlier this year Gosiger, Inc. OEM partner, Okuma America Corporation, extended an invitation to users of its CNC machines to “Tell Your Okuma Story.” The CNC machine shops were asked to submit a brief description of their success stories and best practices for consideration to be
August 27, 2013
The economy is improving but with competition the way it is these days, no CNC machine shop – regardless of size – can afford to stand still. To take your business to the next level you need to invest in quality, high-performing machine tools – without going broke. That’s why, for a limited
August 22, 2013
CNC machining is a serious business, whether you’re turning out high-volume brass fittings or high-precision, titanium aerospace components. But who says you can’t have a little fun along with your hard work? That’s the essence of GosigerFest, held September 25 & 26 2013 at Gosiger’s
August 20, 2013
Do you need a salesperson to help drive and grow your CNC machining business? It’s a tricky question because there are so many variables that come into play, not the least of which is the fact that salespeople are additional overhead until they start producing.
August 15, 2013
If you have a large number of small to medium size products, parts, tooling or other inventory that take up far too much floor space, you may want to consider a vertical storage solution. These tower-like systems enable you to store inventory in a much smaller area yet make retrieval quick and
August 13, 2013
Some CNC machine shops don’t think about looking for more business until the pipeline of orders begins to run dry. Unfortunately, this approach leads to periods when work is no longer flowing through the shop and overhead, payroll and operating costs spiral out of proportion to income. That’s
August 8, 2013
There are many CNC machine shops that are relatively small in size and number of employees. However, with today’s technologies, even smaller shops can take on substantial jobs if they have the right combination of equipment and expertise. Of course to compete for those jobs, a customer must
August 6, 2013
In this brief video, Gosiger 3-D Applications Engineer, Brian Stall, shows a custom APP designed by Gosiger’s Aftermarket Support Department. This APP is an example of the possibilities inherent with the Okuma THiNC API (Application Program Interface). Gosiger engineers have developed a number
August 1, 2013
One of the unsung heroes of CNC machining is the 3-jaw chuck that is standard equipment on many CNC lathes and turning centers. The chuck is the principal workholding device and is essential for maintaining accuracy and enabling the machine tool to perform at optimum RPM.
July 30, 2013
Dayton, OH – Gosiger, Inc. field technicians are part of a team that provides customer support for the machine tools, accessories and factory automation systems the company sells and installs. As part of an ongoing program to enhance customer service, Gosiger recently launched the MyTECH
July 25, 2013
One of the ongoing concerns of CNC machine shops is the difficulty in finding qualified machine operators, programmers and other skilled workers. Some of the proposed cures for this malady are better education about manufacturing in our public schools, better access to technical education at
July 23, 2013
No matter how well a CNC machine tool is designed and built, certain components will eventually wear out over time. In the same way, no matter how well trained your staff is, it’s human nature that accidents, such as turret crashes,
July 18, 2013
Like it or not, the U. S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is now law, and small businesses should be aware of their responsibilities and the impact it may have on their businesses.
July 16, 2013
Many CNC machine shops have discovered that diversifying into new industries and, consequently, expanding the kinds of parts they produce is a key to growth in good times and a way to survive when the economy suffers. In many cases this means breaking out of their comfort zones and taking on
July 11, 2013
Summer is upon us and, in most parts of the country, that means heat and humidity are on the rise. For CNC machine shops, increasing temperatures and humidity levels are more than a physical discomfort. They represent a real danger for the electronic components of machine tools, computers and
July 9, 2013
Any parent knows the frustration of asking a child why he or she did something they don’t approve of and getting a lame excuse (quite often: “I don’t know”). How do we typically respond? By telling the child “That’s no excuse!” and insisting the behavior be corrected.
July 4, 2013
For those who have through tool coolant delivery systems on their CNC machines, keeping the coolant pins clean and functioning, and replacing them as needed should be part of your planned preventative maintenance program. However, some shops forget about these small items and the result can be
July 2, 2013
A video production from Gosiger Automation & Fanuc demonstrates a production cell that uses a Fanuc M-10iA Robot positioned at the side of a Hardinge Super Precision T-Series Turning Center, so the robot does not interfere with access to the machine tool. This is a unique configuration as the
June 28, 2013
This video explains how a Gosiger-developed aftermarket steady rest interface with an integrated operator control panel allows the CNC machine operator to control and monitor the steady rest, and provides program setup without switching screens.
June 27, 2013
No CNC shop owner or manager wants to impede production with unnecessary meetings. However, if properly conducted, purposeful meetings can actually have a positive effect on productivity and employee morale. With a little advance planning and by establishing a few ground rules up front, you can
June 25, 2013
If you don’t have experience machining aluminum alloys but you’d like to expand your capabilities to solicit work from aerospace companies, here are a few points to consider:
June 20, 2013
Most of us enjoy knowing that those we report to value the work that we do. It makes us feel worthwhile and respected. And because we all have different personalities, some of us may need to hear these words of appreciation more often than others. However, if the only time employees hear they
June 18, 2013
For many years advances in metalworking manufacturing technology centered on increasing throughput and reducing cycle times through faster spindle speeds and feed rates, improved tooling, and the emergence of multi-function CNC machining centers. Today, these factors are taken for granted as
June 13, 2013
Robotic automation is transforming modern manufacturing by eliminating repetitive, labor-intensive functions thus freeing machine operators to concentrate on programming, setup and other important tasks. As a result, they enable manufacturers to be more productive and competitive. Here are a
June 11, 2013
One of the most useful tools CNC machine shops have for reducing costs and improving performance is a concept called Value Stream Mapping. Typically used by companies who wish to implement Lean Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping is a
June 7, 2013
Dayton, OH – Okuma machine tool distributor Morris South works with customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia to help improve manufacturing performance and solve production problems. When the best customer solution involves robotic-based automation, they turn to the Automation
June 5, 2013
Many CNC machine shops are looking for new markets to serve, new parts to make and new opportunities to grow their business. However, much of these opportunities hinge on the shop’s ability to perform increasingly more precise and complex machining operations at competitive prices. Additionally,
May 31, 2013
Most business people rely heavily on their smartphones and tablets to help manage their personal and business lives. Which means that we use these devices to transact banking business, make travel plans, send and receive emails, access the Internet and social media sites and even transfer CAD
May 28, 2013
How do you go about training new workers on shop procedures, or introducing new procedures to existing employees? If you’re like many shops, you rely on more experienced employees to train others. Although this may be effective in some cases, it usually ties up valuable people and takes far
May 23, 2013
May 21, 2013
Thanks to tougher state and pending federal regulations, if you machine brass parts that will be used to deliver potable water you are either preparing to or already in the process of machining these parts from no-lead brass. Moreover, it’s expected that in the near future lead will no longer
May 16, 2013
It’s no secret that there are vast numbers of medical products being manufactured for a wide variety of applications. These products may be as simple as a hand-held instrument, as complex as a computer-based imaging device and as unique as a custom-fit prosthesis. One thing they all have in
May 14, 2013
One of the complaints educators in colleges and technical schools hear from employers is that their graduates don’t enter the workplace with well-developed critical thinking skills. Such abilities enable employees to solve challenging problems more quickly and successfully. As manufacturing has
May 9, 2013
Thanks to their lighter weight, strength and stiffness, composite materials are more frequently finding their way into manufactured products from aerospace to cars, trucks, and medical products. But what, exactly, are these materials and what do you need to know to properly machine them?
May 2, 2013
Dayton, OH — CNC machine distributor and factory automation integrator Gosiger, Inc. develops custom APPs for Okuma OSP controls that enable machine users to manage manufacturing processes more efficiently and accurately. These APPs are specifically designed for each customer’s application and
April 25, 2013
April 23, 2013
April 18, 2013
Live tooling for CNC turning machines expands a manufacturer’s options by enabling off-center, secondary operations such as drilling, tapping, and end milling on the part face and around the diameter. As you might expect, there are a number of important considerations when adding live tooling
April 17, 2013
April 16, 2013
Whether you’re brand new to CNC machine programming or working with a new machine tool control system, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and even a bit intimidated. Gosiger applications engineer and CNC programming instructor Kevin Chandler has taught scores of machine operators over the past 20
April 12, 2013
Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announces the release of two all-new Bridgeport 5-Face (4+1) Vertical Machining Centers – the GX 250 5F and GXR 320 5F. These new 4+1 axis vertical machining centers are high quality machine tools designed to
April 11, 2013
The world celebrates Earth Day this month and the collective consciousness of over 175 countries will, once again, focus on sustaining our environment. Savvy manufacturers have long realized that increasing the efficiency of our operations and protecting the planet can go hand-in-hand. It’s a
April 9, 2013
Once again the taxman cometh and many business owners are either gathering their financial records to prepare tax returns or filing them away. And since the promise of a completely paperless office is as much a reality as all of us having flying cars, it’s once again time to ask ourselves how
April 4, 2013
This 7-minute video presentation features a live demonstration of how to easily calibrate an Okuma 2-axis lathe equipped with the OSP-200L CNC control. It also explains how to set tool length offset values for a master tool used in tool probe calibration, the steps necessary to calibrate a tool
April 3, 2013
Finding skilled workers to bring on board has become a challenge for many manufacturers. This was the case at Hy-Tech Machine. Adding to that problem was the fact that the skilled employees it already had were spending their time handling material, loading and unloading parts, and completing
April 2, 2013
March 26, 2013
For more than 90 years Gosiger sales engineers and applications specialists have worked with hundreds of machine tool customers to help them select the best equipment for their manufacturing operations. During this process they share what they believe are the most important characteristics to
March 21, 2013
The true cost of servicing a CNC machine tool, including downtime, can get very expensive. However there are a number of common sense ways you can reduce the number of service calls you make each year. Here are 7:
March 19, 2013
This new router style end mill tool from Sandvik Coromant (2P230 series) as shown on an Okuma Genos M560V vertical machining center (VMC) enables the cutting of an aluminum part with one tool. It provides high feed rate cutting used for z-level roughing and, because of its versatility, allows for
March 13, 2013
According to Gosiger’s David Cogswell, the common theme expressed by attendees of the 2013 Medical Design & Manufacturing Show West was a desire to improve or expand their manufacturing capabilities. “The people I spoke with were company owners, manufacturing engineers and other production
March 11, 2013
Please Join The Discussion! You are invited to the Woman In Manufacturing Roundtable on March 21st, 2013 at noon. This month is a departure from our normal hard-hitting topics to self improvement.
March 7, 2013
A manufacturer of API and premium couplings used for deep oil drilling wanted to significantly reduce its cost-per-part, utilize less floor space and address operator safety concerns. Gosiger Automation worked closely with other Okuma Partners in THINC to develop an automated cell occupying
March 4, 2013
February 22, 2013
Manufacturers from small CNC machine shops to multi-billion dollar companies face the daily challenge of retaining current customers and finding new ones. Accomplishing these tasks falls under the broad umbrella we call marketing – a function that has changed radically in recent years. The
February 20, 2013
February 18, 2013
Medical part manufacturing continues to be a rapidly growing market due to the large population of aging baby boomers who are looking for “improved quality of life”. Demand is high for high-precision components for neurological, orthopeadic, spinal/bone fixation, dental implants, drug
February 14, 2013
For many years all aspects of business have been under intense pressure to drive down costs so we can be more competitive and profitable. Perhaps nowhere is this pressure more intense than in manufacturing. Of course, there are a number of ways to reduce production costs, and you have most
February 14, 2013
For most CNC machine shops and company manufacturing departments, the secret to improving productivity and profitability lies in applying the right technologies and relying on a conscientious, knowledgeable workforce. Therefore, if you have a problem employee the impact can be quite serious.
February 13, 2013
Marketing is typically not on the top of most CNC machine shop owners’ minds. After all, each day is filled with myriad challenges, and the primary goal is to produce more and better parts and products. Unfortunately customers don’t stay around forever, no matter how well we treat them.
February 12, 2013
Any device that has a number of moving parts needs service from time to time, and the more we use the device, the more often it needs attention. CNC machines are no exception. In fact, considering the conditions under which they operate, it’s not surprising that even the best designed and built
February 11, 2013
Dayton, OH – High-volume machining and automation specialist, Gosiger, Inc. now offers a parts washing system that thoroughly cleans parts machined in oil using programmable spraying, immersion, submerged jets, ultrasonic and vapor cleaning methods that can be applied either statically, or in
February 7, 2013
In this video a FANUC M-10iA robot not only loads and unloads a part from a Hardinge Super-Precision T51 SP CNC machine, but also uses a Renishaw Equator Comparative Gauging System to inspect the finished part, all without operator intervention. The video narrator explains how the robot uses a
February 6, 2013
By now virtually all businesses have discovered the value of mobile devices to their daily operations – and manufacturing is no exception. Manufacturing-related apps for smart phones and tablets continue to proliferate for iPhones, iPads, Android-based and Windows-based devices. Here are just a
January 22, 2013
Gosiger Dayton recently hosted the Women in Manufacturing Roundtable, welcoming 25 members to the employment-focused event.
January 21, 2013
A survey of 358 CNC machine shops conducted by Modern Machine Shop Magazine sought to identify reasons why some shops are more successful than others. These “Top Shops” had gross sales almost 20% higher than average and grew gross sales from 2009 to 2011 by 51.6%, on average, versus 25.1% for
January 17, 2013
Nothing is more frustrating to any CNC machine shop than an idle machine tool. When spindles aren’t turning you’re not making chips which means lost productivity. That’s why quick, efficient and accurate setups are so important.
January 15, 2013
Passwords are a fact of life in our digital age. We use them in both our business and personal lives to access everything from important data and financial information to games and social media sites. We’ve all heard of people who are victims of identity theft and the misery that creates. But
January 15, 2013
BTB Transfer, Bovezzo Italy, demonstrates how high output / quick changeover metal cast machining solutions can go hand in hand without sacrificing a manufacturer’s future flexibility. Transfer machining solutions are known for fast cycle times, small footprints, high accuracy and reduced labor
January 8, 2013
January 2, 2013
Dayton, OH – According to Okuma machine tool distributor and automation specialist, Gosiger, Inc., getting maximum productivity from CNC machining requires a careful analysis of how work flows through the entire manufacturing operation. In many cases CNC machine shops will benefit from Flexible
December 27, 2012
Initial Problem: Customer says the C: Drive on their “MC-Bii” with a “P200 PNC2” is filling up with MM.PBU files, and that there is not enough drive space, for their Anti-Virus to update.
December 26, 2012
The majority of businesses, including many manufacturing companies, rely on a version of Microsoft’s Windows® operating system for their PCs and enterprise systems. So far, however, few businesses are rushing to upgrade to Windows 8, the latest-and-greatest version. One reason is that it’s a
December 19, 2012
The ability to verify the origin of manufactured parts is becoming increasingly important throughout virtually all industries. Among the issues driving this movement are: the need for traceability when recalls are required, identifying the causes of product failures, and thwarting
December 18, 2012
ELMIRA, NY: Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, demonstrates automated production of hydraulic spool valve housings on their T51 MSY SP SUPER-PRECISION® Turning Center.
December 17, 2012
There’s been a great deal of talk about American jobs that were lost when U.S. companies located manufacturing facilities in China, Mexico, and elsewhere to take advantage of cheap labor. Recently, however, several of these companies have announced that they are brining their manufacturing back
December 17, 2012
Hardinge, a global designer and manufacturer of machine tools and advanced workholding products, has been producing capsule collets for the world’s leading capsule manufacturers for the past 50 years. These partnerships have resulted in state-of-the-art collets for the production of capsule
December 14, 2012
December 14, 2012
Video productions are one of the most powerful forms of communications and a proven sales tool. As a consumer you already know the power of video. And you’re not alone. In a 2011 survey, e-commerce consultants, The e-tailing Group, interviewed 1,039 participants about their video habits. Among
December 12, 2012
Among the technology trends discussed at IMTS 2012 is the growing necessity for high-pressure coolant delivery to enable CNC machine tools to efficiently tackle difficult-to-machine materials such as titanium and various exotic alloys. Manufacturers spend millions of dollars on liquid coolants
December 10, 2012
Looking for a new CNC machine tool? Answering these 7 important questions will help you focus your search, save time and frustration, and ultimately guide you toward a sound financial investment.
December 6, 2012
Dayton, OH – Okuma THINC controls are based on the Okuma Sampling Path (OSP) concept that continues to evolve in power, performance and ease of use. The latest version, OSP P300 S, for multi-axis machine tools, features a dual core processor and 80 GB hard drive that is partitioned to enable
December 5, 2012
Take a critical look around your shop floor and offices. Do your employees look like they care about their work? Do they often come to you with ideas and suggestions? Do they consistently arrive on time or even a little early? Is absenteeism in the normal-to-low range? Are they willing put forth
November 29, 2012
No matter how efficient your CNC machine may be, if your chip conveyor is constantly backing up or breaking down, you have a serious bottleneck that slows down your manufacturing process and, therefore, inhibits your productivity. That’s why it’s vitally important that you have the right chip
November 26, 2012
Gardner Research recently completed an in-depth study of CNC machine shops to better understand what separates high-performance shops – those that excel at income, profit and growth – from average ones. The study found that the characteristics of these higher performing CNC machine shops
November 21, 2012
November 20, 2012
The Initial Problem: The customer has bought 2 Okuma MACTURN 550′s with steady rest options. They have some older 550′s that have had a problem with the “ZB” Axis Covers. It seems that it’s possible to move the B Turret too close to the steady rest, causing the covers to be crushed, or to move the
November 19, 2012
For many manufacturers getting the maximum productivity out of their CNC machines requires addressing how work flows throughout the entire manufacturing process. Gosiger has a number of options that can aid manufacturers by managing materials, tools and workpieces at various stages of the
November 14, 2012
Smart manufacturers are continuously looking for more and better ways to reduce production costs. Faster, more precise CNC machine tools aided by robotic-based automation and pallet loading systems are proven ways to boost productivity. However, there’s more to reducing overall production costs
November 12, 2012
One of the most prominent technological trends on display at IMTS 2012 had more to do with communications and process control than speeds, feeds and other mechanical specifications. While CNC machine tool OEMs continue to create better, faster and more accurate products, they also enable
November 7, 2012
The federal government is taking a much closer look at how employees are classified and if employers are abiding by appropriate wage and hour laws. For manufacturing companies, a major concern is the distinction between non-exempt and exempt employees.
November 7, 2012
November 5, 2012
One of the important benefits of attending a show like IMTS is the opportunity to talk with exhibitors, attendees, and editors of trade publications about emerging manufacturing trends. Here are seven such trends that came up in multiple
November 2, 2012
This is a brief overview of the Servo Door we did on a Genos 250.
November 1, 2012
The benefits of 5-axis machining are well known to many manufacturers. Unlike traditional 3- and 4-axis machines, 5-axis simultaneous machining eliminates multiple special fixtures and considerable operator time required to move parts from one machine to another and set up the parts in between
October 31, 2012
For years I’ve been wanting to create a more user friendly I/O monitor application for the P control. If you’ve ever tried to quickly look up a signal on a machine you know what a pain in the neck it can be. If you don’t happen to have all of the signals memorized you either have to page
October 18, 2012
Dealing with thermal deformation can be a time-consuming activity for the machine operator. When Okuma engineers were struggling to find a way to control the natural tendency of machine components to expand during machining operations, they had an epiphany, according to Okuma’s Senda Harumitsu.
October 15, 2012
For shops that regularly run high volumes of parts, a rotary transfer CNC machine can significantly improve productivity and profitability. Because rotary transfer machines enable manufacturers to completely machine a part in one operation and provide quick and easy changeover within part
October 11, 2012
If Congress continues in its deadlocked ways, come New Year’s Day, people will probably quit talking about Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation. However, for now, you may still benefit from these popular and soon to expire expensing allowances.
October 11, 2012
It’s no secret that, next to word-of-mouth, the Internet is where your potential customers are most likely to learn about your company. One of the most compelling ways to use the Internet is by including video presentations on your site
October 9, 2012
A big congratulations go out to the two winners of our iPad® giveaway at the International Machine Tool Show (IMTS) show this year.
October 8, 2012
In many cases your customers require the parts you ship to be free of chips, metal dust, dirt and machine oils. This is especially important when the parts are heading for plating or coating operations. For some companies, this process can become a time-wasting bottleneck. Manual cleaning
October 4, 2012
By definition hard turning is performed on steel with hardness values of 45 Rc or above, and typically in the 60 – 68 Rc range. This method has a number of advantages for manufacturers including the elimination of specialized grinding equipment and the ability to perform multiple CNC machining
October 1, 2012
We hope you will join us for the Robotic Automation Lunch 'N Learn event. Learn about the benefits of robotic automation in a parts machining environment as well as the economic trends indicating that increased investment in technology is shifting manufacturing operations away from increased
October 1, 2012
Buying a new or replacement CNC machine is a major investment for many companies. The payback, of course, can be increased throughput, reduced cost of operation, improved customer deliveries, and the ability to compete for jobs you
September 27, 2012
Gosiger customers who choose Okuma CNC machine tools benefit from a great many proprietary functions that are built into many Okuma lathes, turning centers, multitasking machines, and machining centers. These functions are part of the company’s Intelligent Technology initiative to make machining
September 25, 2012
The 2012 edition of the International Machine Tool Show (IMTS) was an unmitigated success with over 100,000 manufacturing professionals in attendance. Thanks to all who kept us busy in the Gosiger and Okuma booths. Clearly, manufacturers came looking for more and better ways to increase
September 25, 2012
The idea of “lights out” or unattended manufacturing is quite intriguing. The image of a factory turning out parts overnight with no human intervention seems like a perfect way to cut costs and boost productivity. And for those who do it successfully it does, indeed, fulfill that expectation.
September 21, 2012
We hope you will join us for the final seminar of our three-part Lights Out Manufacturing series. Learn about today’s most up to date technology available to help you maintain an unattended setting without worry.
September 20, 2012
Like any other major purchase, most of us tend to focus on the initial pricetag of manufacturing equipment, and it’s sometimes difficult to rationalize the cost difference between two similar machines. In the case of CNC machine tools, Machining Center “A” may not look much different from
September 14, 2012
Employee performance reviews can be valuable tools to help your manufacturing operation be more successful. However they must be done regularly and with adequate forethought or they can do more harm than good. Here are a few tips that can make the review process more beneficial for both you and
September 13, 2012
Even the most reliable CNC machine tools need servicing from time to time. The problem is, breakdowns always seem to happen at the worst possible moment. That’s why Gosiger offers preventative maintenance plans that help maximize CNC machine uptime and productivity, reduce overall maintenance
September 11, 2012
The new UltraGrind 2000 from Jones & Shipman has a unique wheelhead design that provides Gosiger customers with a wide choice of external and internal grinding spindle combinations to precisely match the user’s applications. Designed for high geometric accuracy with quick changeovers, the new
September 10, 2012
A new video from Gosiger Automation is now available on the Gosiger Website that briefly explains the process the company uses to help manufacturers improve productivity, reduce labor costs and become more competitive through the use of robotics-based factory automation systems.
September 6, 2012
Enabling manufacturers to position and machine up to 4 parts at a time, Hardinge 5C multi-spindle rotary indexers improve small part productivity. These single and dual axis indexers machine each part with the same tool before moving on to the next process, thus producing more parts per hour and
September 4, 2012
Gosiger, Inc. productivity experts will be on hand in IMTS Booth # S-9266 to help manufacturers find the best solutions for their unique applications. There will also be Gosiger staff in Okuma Booth #S-8500 to help introduce eight new machines including the MU-10000H, the largest Okuma 5-axis,
August 31, 2012
Nick Sluterbeck is the fourth generation to work in his family’s Clayton, Ohio-based business, Sluterbeck Tool Co. Started by Nick’s great-grandfather in the 2-car garage of his home in 1953, the versatile tool & die company now
August 31, 2012
Hardinge is pleased to announce the release of the Bridgeport GX 250 5AX Vertical Machining Center. This rigid, C-frame machine features a compact footprint, fully integrated 5-Axis rotary table and user-friendly Fanuc 31i control with 10.4” LCD. The machine is ideally suited for the demanding
August 29, 2012
One of the outstanding but often overlooked benefits of the Okuma THINC OSP control, is that users have the ability to develop custom software applications in Visual Basic that can save a great deal of time and labor.
August 22, 2012
DAYTON OH – CNC machine tool distributor and factory automation specialist Gosiger, Inc. announces that its High Volume Division is now the exclusive distributor of Shimada 6- and 8-spindle lathes in North America. In this role Gosiger will provide application engineering, technical service,
August 21, 2012
Machining success depends largely on component rigidity, the geometry to be turned, lathe rigidity, and vibration damping characteristics. Rigidity is critical for successful hard turning. The rigidity of tooling, workholding, and the machine tool itself are all crucial elements that will
August 20, 2012
Although we’ve never become a truly paperless society, we all have an incredible amount of information stored digitally in a variety of locations. Gigabytes of both personal and business information are on our computer hard dives, backup drives, servers and in the “Cloud.” Of course, we’re
August 17, 2012
Four new CNC turning centers from Hardinge provide reduced cycle times and increased throughput in a single setup, plus quality construction and reliable performance. These small-frame machines are designed for small to medium sized workpieces and offer expanded functionalities to successfully
August 16, 2012
When considering hard turning, the question is not “Can it be done?” because many machine tools can hard turn. Instead the question is, “How well can it be done?” Success in hard turning is largely a measure of the machine construction and design along with the workholding and tool holding. The
August 15, 2012
Although the United States is second only to Japan in industrial robot usage, American manufacturers use robots in only 10% of possible applications. One reason is that many manufacturers aren’t aware of the many ways robots can improve productivity by reducing manual labor within the
August 14, 2012
If your CNC machining operation doesn’t require multi-spindle lathes capable of completing very complex parts, and you’d like a more affordable alternative with excellent accuracy and faster changeovers, Gosiger has a solution: The Shimada line of cam-free 6- and 8-spindle lathes, available in
August 13, 2012
August 9, 2012
Grinding does–and likely always will–have a place in manufacturing, as all components can not be hard turned due to tolerance requirements and the surface integrity of the part.
August 7, 2012
Many CNC machining companies are acutely aware of the complexity of cleaning parts to various industry standards, adhering to increasingly tighter environmental requirements, and the need to reduce labor and material costs associated with part cleaning. However there is still a good deal of
August 6, 2012
Gosiger’s High Volume Division provides unique products for out-of-the-ordinary CNC machining applications:
August 2, 2012
Hard turning is defined as the process of single point cutting of part pieces that have hardness values over 45 Rc.
August 2, 2012
Dayton, OH – According to Okuma dealer Gosiger, Inc. newly introduced GENOS CNC lathes enable manufacturers looking for en entry level, multi-tasking turning machine to perform more complex machining operations with greater ease and accuracy than other low-priced lathes.
July 31, 2012
July 25, 2012
The 2012 Dayton Regional Manufacturing Association (DRMA) Annual Golf Outing took place Monday, July 16, at the Walnut Grove Country Club. Proceeds from the outing benefit the DRMA Foundation which supports workforce development initiatives for the manufacturing industry. All outing
July 24, 2012
DAYTON OH – Experienced technical and applications staff from CNC machine dealer and factory automation integrator, Gosiger, Inc. will be present in Okuma booth S-8500 in which the CNC machine company will introduce eight new machines including the MU-10000H, the largest Okuma 5-axis, horizontal
July 19, 2012
In 1963 when Numerical Controls (the NC in CNC) for machine tools were gaining popularity, Okuma recognized that optimizing machining performance required all of the component parts to seamlessly work together. That’s when the company decided to develop its own control, OSP (Okuma Sampling
July 17, 2012
As with all hard-to-machine materials, nickel-based alloys present some significant challenges that can impact productivity, so it’s important to know what you’re up against.
July 13, 2012
Due to delays in production, aviation juggarnauts Airbus and Boeing have been involved in a production race, working with suppliers to develop more effecient manufacturing processes. What does their race and creation of new processes mean for the manufacturing world?
July 12, 2012
As CNC machining operations prosper and grow, they may need to add more supervision. Regardless of whether you promote from within or hire from the outside, there are some key capabilities you’ll want your new supervisor to bring to the job. Remember: Not everyone is capable of juggling the
July 10, 2012
A CNC machine shop in the Midwest (they’ve asked to remain anonymous) runs batches of 500 – 6,000 parts for a variety of metalworking customers. One of their specialties is precision grinding of multi-faceted cylindrical parts. When they sought to add capacity to their grinding operation, they
July 5, 2012
It seems like the pressure on manufacturers just keeps building. The competition is coming at you from down the street, around the corner and across the water. Costs for qualified operators (if you can find them), health care, materials and energy keep rising, while customers demand higher
July 3, 2012
When IMTS 2012 opens on September 10 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, Gosiger technical staff will be seen all around the South building, from Gosiger’s own booth (S-9266) to Okuma’s booth S-8500 and Hardinge booth S-8148.
June 26, 2012
The popularity of titanium alloys as a material for structural and other parts has grown exponentially in the past few years. Unfortunately, many manufacturers find that working with titanium is challenging due to the physical
June 19, 2012
Many energy providers are turning to the process of well fracturing which is good news for CNC shops like Premium Frac Pumps in Fort Worth, Texas. The company makes a line of well fracturing pumps that are critical to this process.
June 12, 2012
Partners in THINC® is a unique concept developed by Okuma that brings together over 30 leading manufacturing equipment companies, including Gosiger’s factory automation division, to help advance CNC machine and accessory technology while developing real-world solutions for their customers.
June 7, 2012
Do your CNC machine operators or others who report to you miss the point when you give them new information about their jobs, company policies, or customer issues? If so, perhaps you should take a look at your own communication skills. Fact is many of us make the mistake of talking at our
June 4, 2012
CNC machine crashes cost you time and money. They interrupt your manufacturing process, which drives up labor costs and delays delivery to your customers, and they create out-of-pocket costs for repairing damaged equipment and replacing
May 24, 2012
May 21, 2012
A fundamental premise of Okuma’s Intelligent Technology concept is to build advanced technologies into their CNC lathes, turning centers, multitasking machines and machining centers. In this way the machines are designed from the
May 17, 2012
Gosiger applications experts can help you maximize your operation’s productivity by analyzing your manufacturing process and recommending the best CNC machines and automation technologies for your unique requirements. Equally important,
May 14, 2012
RFM, a unit of Mitsubishi Materials USA, manufactures indexable, multi-pocketed milling cutters, end mills and drills. The Brighton, Michigan facility quadrupled its annual sales and increased production output 25% by applying Gosiger Factory Automation technologies to its machining processes.
May 11, 2012
Factory floor space is often one of your most valuable assets so, naturally, you want to make every square foot as dollar productive as possible. Which means that if you frequently machine multi-sided parts, you should consider making
May 9, 2012
There was a time, not that long ago, when apprenticeship programs were the standard for developing new manufacturing talent. Young people who had an interest in manufacturing served apprenticeships through which they learned skilled trades. These days you seldom hear of such programs. What we do
May 7, 2012
In today’s competitive manufacturing environment an idle CNC machine spindle is an ugly thing. Yet the typical stand-alone machining center runs only about 1/3 of the time, while patiently waiting for setup, programming or workpiece loading and unloading. All of which means less cutting time and
May 4, 2012
An Ethernet-based system acts as a conduit for relaying operational data between the programming software, controller, bar feeder, machine tool and parts unloader.
May 1, 2012
In today’s competitive manufacturing world, productivity is the key to success, so we invest in people and equipment that can make us more efficient. For managers of any kind, from owner or production manager to supervisor or shift leader, getting the most out of our own workday is often a
April 26, 2012
In recent years bank loans and other conventional credit resources have been harder for many businesses to access. As a result, use of business credit cards has risen dramatically, especially for small businesses. Although they can be a handy way to help manage cash flow, there are a number of
April 24, 2012
April 19, 2012
April 17, 2012
In this brief video Gosiger Factory Automation shows how it used 3-D solids modeling to create a plan view that enabled its engineers to precisely determine the positioning and required movement of a FANUC robot used to load and unload multiple Okuma CNC machines. On-site video then shows the
April 10, 2012
Okuma developed the GENOS series of CNC lathes to be multitasking machines that are affordable and easy to use and maintain. Although they are considered entry-level machines, these CNC lathes provide stability, rigidity and accuracy
April 5, 2012
Now that manufacturing is rebounding from the economic difficulties of the past few years, manufacturing managers should take a hard look at your best employees. Presumably you eliminated any marginal people during the downturn, and your remaining people may have endured pay cuts, furloughs or
April 3, 2012
The traditional approach to die/mold machining typically involves a number of steps that require multiple CNC machines and 5 to 7 part handlings. This labor-intensive process builds substantial cost into each job. The good news is that you can reduce these costs by using a high speed CNC machining
March 26, 2012
It’s a constant challenge to make high-quality parts while reducing cycle time, material waste and operator involvement. That’s why Okuma engineers design machines that use the latest technologies to help manufacturers reduce the time
March 22, 2012
March 20, 2012
The Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” is certainly an admirable way to go through life. However it may not be the best way to motivate your employees. The fact is, what makes us uniquely “us” is encoded in our DNA, and the way you like being treated may be very
March 15, 2012
McConnelsburg PA-based Fulton Precision Industries, Inc. makes transmission shafts for Caterpillar and rock drill bits for Atlas Copco. The 94 separate Caterpillar parts range in diameter from 2” to 5.5” and in length from 27” to 42”, with individual shafts weighing up to 235 pounds. Lot sizes are
March 14, 2012
Energy Dynamics, Inc. (EDI) is a nearly 30-year-old Illinois precision CNC machine shop that specializes in making hydraulic components and assemblies for a variety of major OEMs. The cylinders, pistons, electro control shafts and other items EDI produces find their way into heavy equipment,
March 12, 2012
Conceived as a personal gadget for Internet access, e-reading, playing games, and managing music, photos and more, iPads are now finding their way into the business world. But do they belong in a manufacturing setting? They just might.
March 12, 2012
Accurate Grinding and Manufacturing Corporation and its Accurate Fishing Products division is a family business run by Jack Nilsen and his twin sons David and Douglas, Accurate began as a small CNC machine shop in 1950 and developed into a successful precision operation catering to the aerospace
March 6, 2012
March 1, 2012
Every new part brings its own set of challenges to the machinist. Not the least of these is the metal to be cut, milled or drilled. Extremely hard metals like H-13, S-7, M-2, or CPM, and exotic metals like Titanium, Inconel® or Incoloy®
February 23, 2012
February 21, 2012
Dayton, Ohio – Gosiger, Inc., a leading machine tool distributor and factory automation provider, announces that it can now supply the Hardinge VMC GX 1000 vertical machining center (VMC) from Hardinge equipped with the Okuma THINC
February 16, 2012
Cincinnati manufacturer Nilpeter makes five models of flexographic presses that include a number of high-precision machined parts. One such family of parts is a series of impression cylinders that are critical components of each press. A typical Nilpeter flexographic press has eight impression
February 10, 2012
February 6, 2012
February 1, 2012
Dealing with temperature variations to maintain acceptable tolerances of machined parts can rob your operation of productivity and profitability. That’s why Okuma developed its Thermo-Friendly Concept to both reduce heat generated in the machining process and to compensate for any remaining heat.
January 10, 2012
“Work smarter, not just harder” has been a manufacturing mantra for a number of years. Usually this directive is aimed at production managers and machine operators. However the concept recently took on a new meaning when Gosiger, along with fellow Okuma dealers Hartwig and Morris, convinced Okuma
January 3, 2012
Locating the right CNC vertical machining center for your shop’s production needs can take time. Why go it alone? Partner with Gosiger.
We’ve got just the CNC vertical machining centers you need to produce precision parts easily and economically. They’re among the industry’s most dependable and
December 29, 2011
Gosiger’s commitment to providing high-quality CNC machines is without parallel. For example, our selection of Swiss-style lathes features the innovative manufacturer Nomura. As North America’s exclusive distributor of these Swiss-style lathes you know you are getting top notch CNC machinery with
December 27, 2011
December 22, 2011
No matter the size of your manufacturing shop, enhanced precision and improved productivity is the name of the game. This is especially true concerning CNC surface grinders. CNC surface grinders need to provide high-accuracy combined with reduced manual involvement. This results in a streamlined
December 20, 2011
Here at Gosiger, we strive to provide the most innovative CNC machines on the market; that feature cutting-edge performance and an unparalleled range of flexibility at an economical price for shops of any size.
December 15, 2011
The need for increased precision and greater reliability in parts manufacturing has driven computer numerical control (CNC) technology for the last four decades. Since its birth in the early seventies, CNC machine tool technology has led the way in increased production and faster turnaround times.
December 8, 2011
Gosiger is a world-class CNC lathe distributor with a strong North American presence. Our list of CNC lathe manufacturers represents the best CNC manufacturing has to offer. Okuma, Hardinge, Bumotec, and Amada Wasino are industry-recognized brands that we provide. Why? These manufacturers deliver
December 6, 2011
Looking for a Vertical Machining Center Supplier? Gosiger carries premium brands such as Okuma and has the expertise to engineer solutions, with the support to service the equipment 24/7. If you need a way to finance it, through Gosiger’s preferred lender Connext there are multiple financing or
December 1, 2011
The heart of Okuma CNC machines is the principal of constant innovation, all the while improving manufacturing processes and preserving the beauty of a product made well. The Japanese have a word that embodies this philosophy – monozukuri.
November 29, 2011
Are you looking for a solid, concrete solution to your production issues? Whether you need higher production rates, more efficient use of your footprint, or enhanced streaming of real-time data on your operation, Gosiger has the experience and tools to give you what you demand.
November 24, 2011
Continuing a tradition and successful philosophy put forward by Gosiger’s founder, we understand that innovation is at the heart of manufacturing. Critical uptime requirements and high demand warrant a crucial investment in a CNC machine solution that answers most of your production needs, if not
November 15, 2011
Gosiger delivers high-quality, cutting-edge CNC machining and factory automation solutions. Our stringent standards are met by few others. Micro-precision, repeatability and part conformity are the results you get when you choose Gosiger as your CNC lathe and machining partner. One product line in
November 8, 2011
In terms of performance and speed, Amada Wasino CNC surface grinders provide superb accuracy. Gosiger distributes these innovative CNC surface grinders. Any workshop, from a single man shop to a large manufacturing complex, will benefit from the increased productivity and precision these CNC
November 3, 2011
Since our founding, Gosiger has aligned with the most innovative, most reliable CNC machining manufacturers in the world. It’s not different with our selection of CNC milling machines. Time-honored brands like Okuma and Bumotec CNC milling machines meet our exacting standards in precision,
November 1, 2011
Gone are the days when manual lathes and grinders were enough. To stay competitive in today’s manufacturing sector, computer numerical controlled (CNC)-enhanced machines like vertical machining centers, lathes, and grinders lead the way. CNC machines deliver the muscle to work with hard materials.
October 27, 2011
Gosiger continues to help improve American productivity, just as it has done for over 8 decades. With quality machinery and CNC lathe equipment, robust automation solutions, and superb service as our trademarks, we have embraced that tradition through to today. Some of the industry names and faces
October 20, 2011
With Gosiger and Amada Wasino, you have a family of CNC surface grinders for all grinding operations. Technology in CNC machinery is accelerating on many fronts and CNC surface grinders by Amada Wasino are leading the way. Now you can grind faster, achieve unparalleled form tolerance, and do it
October 18, 2011
Flexibility and reliability are vital qualities in any CNC machine you invest in. Certainly options including a larger spindle, a large tool magazine, or even an auxiliary tool for complex parts can be desirable. But, for Swiss-style lathes, part tolerance and repeatability are paramount. When the
October 13, 2011
You deserve a CNC machine distributor with the experience and capabilities to provide not only quality CNC products, but robust factory automation systems as well. Gosiger continues to innovate and design machine tool automation that allows shops of virtually any size to increase productivity.
October 11, 2011
At Gosiger, we don’t strive to provide the best CNC lathes on the market – we do provide the best CNC lathes on the market. As a top CNC lathe distributor, we offer some of the most recognized name brands in the industry, such as:
October 6, 2011
At Gosiger, we work hard to make sure we stay on the cutting edge of CNC machine tools and technologies.
October 4, 2011
Monozukuri: It’s a key, time-honored principal of Japanese manufacturing. At its core, monozukuri means "making things." On a deeper level, monozukuri is about continuing to improve something, to make it better while focusing on the product and not the producer.
September 27, 2011
Now that you've made an investment in CNC machine tools it's time to get the most out of your purchase. Factory automation transforms your CNC machines into fully automated turn-key solutions - starting with the systems' design and
September 22, 2011
If anyone has ever told you that all CNC surface grinders are the same, they’ve clearly never used an Amada Wasino surface grinder. The line of Amada Wasino surface grinders are true CNC machines, making surface grinding faster and more efficient as well as delivering greatly enhanced precision
September 14, 2011
Now that you understand how robotics can be a viable solution no matter the size of your manufacturing operation, you may wonder if automation is right for your particular needs. How can you tell if robotics are right for your business?
September 14, 2011
Since their invention, robotics for parts machining production have been associated with their fair share of myths. With today’s robotics, according to Mark Eddy, Gosiger Automation Division President, these myths are not defensible.
September 13, 2011
It's no secret that vertical machining centers offer a number of benefits when compared to horizontal machining centers. Vertical machining centers provide a competitive advantage by meeting your most exact and precise production needs. To keep you at the head of the pack, Gosiger offers vertical
August 9, 2011
In the machining world, there are certain jobs that only a CNC lathe can handle. CNC lathes are the standard machines when high-precision and high-performance are required. For product manufacturers, affordability isn’t the only requirement. Their machines have to function consistently, perform
August 4, 2011
For product manufacturers in the machining industry, CNC grinders are the workhorses of their production lines. The versatility and high amount of precision make these machines a highly valuable and crucial player in the world of machining. CNC grinders enhance productivity by offering features
August 2, 2011
At Gosiger, we strive to provide only the products that are the most innovative and of the highest quality. We maintain demanding standards in precision, reliability, and accuracy, which are only met by the best brands in the manufacturing industry. Our line of Okuma CNC lathes is one such product.
July 28, 2011
For over 80 years Gosiger, Inc., has been providing American manufacturers with machinery, equipment, application experience, automation, and exceptional service to help maximize their productivity. After being founded in 1922 in Dayton, Ohio, the company began to seek out close relationships with
July 28, 2011
What does your machine tool really cost? According to Jeff Murray, Gosiger’s southern Ohio Sales Manager, the real cost of ownership of a machine tool is a bit more complex than it may appear. When you are considering investing in a
July 26, 2011
Gosiger Automation designs and builds automated systems that largely minimize the human factors in parts machining and product manufacturing operations. The systems Gosiger designs generally minimize human inputs, while at the same time optimizes productivity of the automated equipment and is
July 21, 2011
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathes and machining centers are the workhorses of the manufacturing industry. Not only do these machines deliver power, they also have to be extremely precise and consistent. CNC machines are beneficial to small, one man workshops as well as large, multi-operator
June 13, 2011
You want to get the most out of your CNC grinder or lathe, and Gosiger is your partner to ensure you get the best possible performance from your CNC grinder, lathe, or any other machining tool. We are a leader in aftermarket service for all of your vital manufacturing equipment - minimizing your
June 10, 2011
When you need a Hardinge CNC grinder solution, Gosiger is your trusted partner. CNC grinder options from Hardinge are as diverse as they are reliable and precise. With the right CNC grinder solution from Hardinge, you can reduce lead times on all projects, order just-in-time fabrication, and
June 9, 2011
June 8, 2011
Innovation is a main focus of Okuma, and their LB-EX series of CNC lathes is no exception. These CNC lathes are built on the successful bench-marked standards of the previous LB series. They deliver even more accuracy than before. Strong and flexible, this series of horizontal CNC lathes feature
June 7, 2011
Factory automation consulting services from Gosiger can improve your production capacity and do it safely at a reasonable budget. We excel at providing expert engineering to achieve high levels of productivity with a focus on
June 7, 2011
When specializing in intricate, small-part manufacturing, a Swiss-style lathe/screw machine is required. Many times parts made by a CNC Swiss-style lathe measure only a few micrometers in length and involve complex features. You need the ideal machine to achieve the tight tolerances and complex
June 6, 2011
June 5, 2011
CNC lathes are only as efficient as the operator at the helm. Gosiger understands the need for CNC lathe training to make full use of your CNC machinery and robotic automation stations. So, in addition to offering cutting-edge CNC lathes, grinders, and milling centers, we also provide the training
June 4, 2011
June 3, 2011
At Gosiger Automation, we understand machine tools, and build automated systems that work. Gosiger Automation's factory automation systems integrate standard, general-purpose CNC machine tools into fully-automated systems. We design and build automated systems that largely minimize the human
June 3, 2011
Okuma CNC machines help many industries fabricate and manufacture superior products. Obtain the competitive advantage you need in your manufacturing process with Okuma CNC machines' innovative design and high performance.
June 2, 2011
At Gosiger, we're committed to providing the best in a variety of CNC machines and products. Each product and brand we supply lives up to our high standards of performance, value, and reliability. The reason we require the products we provide to be of the highest quality is because we know our
June 1, 2011
June 1, 2011
Gosiger prides itself in offering some of the best, world-leading brands in the development of CNC machining technology. One such brand is the Japan-based manufacturer, Okuma. Their products are known for being accurate, reliable solutions to production machining operations. Their full line of
May 31, 2011
Gosiger offers access to some of the most innovative CNC surface grinders in the industry. Grinders are largely considered the workhorse for any manufacturer's workshop, and Gosiger provides some of the strongest, longest lasting workhorses around. Amada Wasino's high-speed, high-accuracy grinders
May 30, 2011
Gosiger leads the way to better solutions and superior services by partnering with the most innovative manufacturers in the CNC machining industry. One example of this is an Okuma CNC lathe THINC intelligent control system. It addresses one of the more critical elements in machining today -
May 29, 2011
Gosiger is a committed distributor of high quality CNC machines and products. We only offer brands that live up to our standards of performance, value, and reliability. Our customers rely on the products we carry to run well and perform - producing precision parts for their business.
May 28, 2011
No matter which industry you're in, Gosiger has the ability to engineer flexible and efficient factory automation solutions. Our history of successful factory automation solutions coupled with the premium brands of CNC equipment we offer, guarantees we can bring productivity and efficiency to any
May 27, 2011
Anyone can find a CNC machining company that will provide them with the machine they want to purchase. A better approach to CNC machining is taking the time to find a partner that will not only educate you on the latest in manufacturing practices, but will offer solutions to your fabrication
May 27, 2011
If you have ever worked with a "knee-style" milling center you will appreciate the advantages of upgrading to a vertical machining center. With a vertical machining center you can perform the same operations with reduced time per part and increased complexity with the right add-ons. Not sure if a
May 26, 2011
Whether you are producing machine screws, copper fittings, or rivets and fasteners you need high precision with minimal operator assistance. A swiss-style lathe is required to achieve this when machining high-volume components. A Swiss-style lathe or Swiss screw machine is vital to meet the volume
May 25, 2011
With today's fast paced manufacturing it may seem as if the "big boys" in CNC machining have made it more difficult for smaller shops to remain competitive. This is not true; factory automation is the key. Factory automation by Gosiger
May 24, 2011
May 23, 2011
An essential part of a practical CNC grinding operation is an automatic wheel dressing system. Harder materials such as hardened tool steel and carbide require diamond wheels. Most solutions for dealing with diamond-wheel corner breakdown are expensive or even clumsy; limiting the use of CNC
May 22, 2011
Gosiger understands that reliable and innovative products are crucial to being a successful manufacturing business. With that understanding, Gosiger has always aligned itself with top CNC milling machine brands in the tooling and fabrication industry. Bumotec, Okuma, and Nomura are all well-known
May 21, 2011
As a leading provider of CNC machining products, Gosiger is committed to supplying the best, most innovative brands in the industry. For customers that require greater range of motion and flexibility for machining their products, a
May 20, 2011
CNC machine technology is ever changing; as evidenced by the constant innovation and the number of new product introductions. These technology gains are driven by ongoing customer demands for better, faster and cheaper production solutions. Entry or even just competition in the global
May 19, 2011
May 18, 2011
The concept behind Nomura's Swiss-turning philosophy is simple, “A person watching a machine takes away from profit.” In most circumstances one operator can manage up to 5 Nomura Swiss-style lathes.
Many Swiss-style lathes perform most, if not all, machining on the Z axis as opposed to the
May 17, 2011
Today's CNC grinders are used by a variety of industries where precision cuts are needed in, typically hard, materials. You adhere to an exacting level of quality and you need a CNC grinder that achieves it. Gosiger supplies some of the best brands available to meet your product quotas on time.
May 16, 2011
Investing in cutting-edge technology is a must for machine shops hoping to remain competitive in the new era of global manufacturing sources. If you invested in a 3-axis machining center earlier, and not a 5-axis machine, you are
May 16, 2011
The challenges of machining titanium are many. Yet in the aerospace industry, titanium’s lightweight strength is in great demand. A thorough understanding of titanium’s properties and challenges are critical to success in machining titanium. Learn more about how Gosiger and Sandvik Coromant
May 6, 2011
With the many choices in CNC machines, why should you consider an Okuma CNC machine? A major reason to consider an Okuma CNC machine is THINC. THINC stands for; The Intelligent Numerical Control. It represents a paradigm shift in CNC design and implementation.
April 1, 2011
It might have started after the successful installation of your last CNC machining center or even at the last machine tool show you attended. But in this day and age, we all eventually begin to look at automation. The world is a small place today and global competition is the norm - no longer a
March 28, 2011
In the highly competitive world of manufacturing you need efficiency, cost control, precision and speed to stay ahead. Today's CNC machines offer incredibly tight tolerances and quality that give you that winning edge. But, not all CNC machines are created equal. Experience superior engineering
March 21, 2011
Whether you are looking for ways to improve quality, allow for just-in-time (JIT) delivery, or increase production volume, today’s advanced Okuma CNC machines are your best solution. CNC machine centers, lathes, and grinders reduce scrap, increase precision and maintain repeatability over large
March 16, 2011
Hardinge FlexC collet systems are compatible with many CNC lathes and are interchangeable with other brands on the market. Substitute a FlexC collet system for 16C, 20C and 25C collet applications to meet special accuracy requirements, or mount it on a chuck-style lathe or rotary indexer for
February 22, 2011
The hallmark of most high-performance CNC machining centers is consistent precision. In fact, 3-axis machining centers have become the mainstay of the vast majority of production shops and have even made substantial inroads into the
February 4, 2011
Manufacturers often cite lack of rigidity as the greatest single obstacle in successfully turning small diameter parts such as those produced on Swiss-style lathes. Invariably, marginal, or in some cases, complete lack of rigidity results in vibration issues. The vibration in turn, results in poor
January 24, 2011
The complex process of integrating CNC machines, robotics, and various other manufacturing assets into a smooth-running factory automation solution is a discipline gained from experience. Gosiger began automating machines in 1988,
January 12, 2011
In today's intensely competitive manufacturing environment, the capabilities of the equipment and the knowledge needed to maximize those capabilities often separates the winners from the losers. New CNC machines perform on a level unimagined just a few decades ago. The versatility and precision of
January 7, 2011
Gosiger Automation combines Fanuc robot and Okuma machine tool for oil coupling production improvement.
January 6, 2011
Gosiger Dayton Recognized for 2010 Sales Achievements
December 27, 2010
December 20, 2010
As a full service CNC lathe distributor we carry a comprehensive line of CNC machinery to serve many different applications. We have some of the most innovative manufacturers in the machine tool industry today.
November 29, 2010
February 11, 2010
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