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Automotive Industry is Trying Different Materials. Is Your Shop Ready?

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

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5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Machining Unleaded Brass

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

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Considering Medical Parts Machining? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions

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

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Mobile Apps Save Manufacturers Time & Money

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

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4 Success Secrets of The Most Profitable CNC Machine Shops

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

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Hard Turning Machining Success

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

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Hard Turning : The Ideal Machine For the Job

August 16, 2012

11 Ways Hard Turning Reduces Your Costs

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.


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What is Hard Turning & When Should You Consider It?

August 2, 2012

Hard turning is defined as the process of single point cutting of part pieces that have hardness values over 45 Rc.

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Airbus and Boeing Develop New Manufacturing Strategies

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?

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