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A Low-Cost Robotic Automation Solution for CNC Shops

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.

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5 Reasons To Take Additive Manufacturing Seriously

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?

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How To Maintain Through-Spindle Coolant Performance

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

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5 Ways To Avoid CNC Machine Collisions

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.

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7 Ways To Optimize CNC Machine Performance Throughout its Life

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.

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Intelligent Control Makes High Speed Grinders Easier To Use

December 25, 2015

Equipping Okuma GPW/GAW grinding machines with the proven OSP-P300G touch screen control system makes these compact, high speed grinders even more capable.

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Robotic Automation Transforms Tool & Die Shop

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

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How the Right Control Makes a Vertical Machining Center Even Better

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.

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Here Are 5 Trends in CNC Manufacturing You Need to Know

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

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5 Advantages of a Collet-Ready Spindle

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

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