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  • Case Study

    CNC Machine Shop Meets Customer Demand With Robotic Automation, & Saves $500,000 In Operating Costs

    Landing a major manufacturing contract in a highly competitive market can be a challenge for any CNC shop. Part of that challenge is satisfying the customer’s requirements while still turning a profit.

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    Team Effort Reduces Operator Costs For High-Tech Job Shop By 50%

    Investing in factory automation for the first time is a big decision for many CNC machine shops. Questions and concerns you may have are answered in this Case Study.

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  • White Paper

    Working with High Temperature Alloys

    CNC machines that perform admirably in all other circumstances may simply be unable to master the high temperature alloys that are used for many aerospace parts because the job requires characteristics uncommon to most machines. 

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  • White Paper

    The 7 Most Common Equipment Leasing Mistakes

    According to Joe Serot, Connext Regional Vice President, there are seven common equipment leasing mistakes that he has seen during his 30 years in the machine tool business.

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  • White Paper

    Vertical vs. Horizontal Machining Centers: Which is Best for You?

    Both horizontal and vertical CNC machining centers have roles to play in today’s competitive world of manufacturing.

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  • White Paper

    The Genos Series of CNC Lathes

    With 90 years of machine tool experience the Gosiger team has the experience to provide you with service, support, and machine tool accessories that will optimize the performance of your CNC machines and provide the greatest ROI.

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  • White Paper

    ROI Fundamentals in Capital Budgeting

    With 90 years of machine tool experience the Gosiger team has the experience to provide you with service, support, and machine tool accessories that will optimize the performance of your CNC machines and provide the greatest ROI.

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  • White Paper

    New Strategies and Tools for Machining Titanium More Effectively

    According to Gosiger’s Marc Goerlich, Director of Technical Sales, the largest users of machined titanium are located on the west coast, primarily in the aerospace industry (especially for landing gears and engine parts).

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  • White Paper

    Machine Tool In-Process Measurement

    This white paper explains the advantages of in-process gaging using CAD based measurement software linked to the CNC machine control to provide Coordinate Measurement Machine capabilities within the machining cycle.

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  • White Paper

    Robotic Automation

    If you are considering automating your CNC machining operations but are concerned about the true cost, payback and impact on your overall manufacturing operations, this white paper will help you make a more informed decision.

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  • White Paper

    Lights Out Manufacturing

    The prospect of making parts overnight with little or no labor cost is extremely tempting to any CNC machine shop. Competition is keen and customers demand better parts and products to be available precisely when they need them.

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  • White Paper

    Fundamentals of Hard Turning

    We’ll expore what hard turning is, its advantages and limitations, the best machine for the job, and how to be successful when implementing hard turning into your operation.

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  • White Paper

    Controlling Tool Wear

    Replacing worn cutting tools is a fact of machining life that we all accept, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Sure, in the grand scheme of manufacturing costs, the amount of money we spend on tooling is relatively small.

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  • White Paper

    CNC Machining Apps Improve Productivity

    Face it: We’re all addicted to our apps. They’re on our computers, laptops, iPads and other tablets and, of course, our mobile phones. It seems that there truly is an app for virtually everything we want or need to do — including CNC machining.

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  • White Paper

    Breaking the High Volume Myth: The Mainstreaming of Robotics

    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.

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  • White Paper

    Cost Effective Parts Cleaning

    Successful manufacturers understand the importance of improving part-making processes to increase productivity and, therefore, be more competitive and profitable.

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  • White Paper

    Boosting CNC Productivity with Intelligent Technology

    It’s a constant challenge to make high-quality parts while reducing cycle time, material waste and operator involvement. Yet remaining competitive in today’s manufacturing environment demands nothing less.

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  • White Paper

    Big Data Can Boost Productivity

    Generally the more data you have, the better off your shop is when making decisions big and small. But for a small shop, the enormous amounts of data on customers, processes, and parts collected in a shop’s day to day business – can be hard to manage.

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  • White Paper

    Are You Ready to Machine Unleaded Brass?

    With 90 years of machine tool experience the Gosiger team has the experience to provide you with service, support, and machine tool accessories that will optimize the performance of your CNC machines and provide the greatest ROI.

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  • White Paper

    Aerospace Machining

    In almost every case producing these parts is unlike making parts for consumer goods, automotive, construction and many other industries. The materials tend to be more exotic, the tolerances are often stricter, and the traceability requirements more stringent.

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  • White Paper

    12 Machine Tool Accessories That Boost Productivity

    With 90 years of machine tool experience the Gosiger team has the experience to help you determine which accessories will optimize the performance of your CNC machine tools and provide the greatest ROI.

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  • White Paper

    12 Ways a Better Website can Bring More Customers to CNC Shops

    As we know, when potential customers are looking for a new supplier or simply seeking solutions to manufacturing problems, the Internet search engines are their tools of choice.

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  • Automation Video

    Square 6 Power Test V1000 vs GX1000

    Hardinge Conquest V1000 compared to GX1000 slotting in steel.

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  • Automation Video

    Streamline Your Manufacturing Proccess

    See how Gosiger Automation can improve your process, even in a small shop with small batch production.

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  • Automation Video

    Okuma Serviced by a Fanuc M-20iB Robot

    See how Gosiger Automation designs a robotic system for maximum operator accessibility and control.

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  • Automation Video

    Okuma CNC Lathe - Fanuc LR Mate 200 iC Robot

    Watch how the Fanuc LR Mate 200 iC's machine vision gives it the ability to handle batches of small parts.

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  • Automation Video

    Pipe Coupling Machining
    See the FANUC R2000iB in action, improving productivity and making labor less tedious for your team.

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  • Automation Video

    Maximize Your Shops Productivity

    Learn the specific benefits of Gosiger Automation's comprehensive solutions, and how they help you produce more.

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  • Automation Video

    High Feed Power Test V1000 vs GX1000
    Hardinge Conquest V1000 compared to GX1000 High Feed Cutting.

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  • Automation Video

    Involute Milling - Okuma Multus B400II - Esprit - Sandvik Coromant

    Okuma Multus B400 II gear milling 70mm Ø spur gear. Programmed with Esprit 2015 R1. Sandvik Coromant 161 gear milling cutter and CoroMill 327 slotting cutter.

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  • Automation Video

    Fanuc R2000 iB robot utilizes machine vision, tooling, and dexterity

    Watch the R2000 iB show off its full range to service a CNC grinder, including machine vision and flexible tooling.

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  • Automation Video

    High Efficiency Machining - Okuma MB-4000H - Esprit Profit Milling

    Constant Chip Load and Constant Tool Engagement Angle.

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  • Automation Video

    Fanuc M-710 iC Robot Services 3 Okuma CNC Lathes

    Watch a Fanuc M-710 iC Robot services 3 different Okuma CNC 2 asix (subspindle) lathes, as a cost effective alternative to using a Gantry Robot.

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  • Automation Video

    Fanuc R2000 iB robot is mounted to an RTU to service 3 VMC's

    Watch how machine vision simplifies part handling while the robot services 3 VMC's.

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  • Automation Video

    Fanuc M-6iB Robot Unloads and Stacks Parts

    Watch a Fanuc M-16iB Robot unloads and stacks parts produced by a bar-fed Okuma sub-spindle lathe. Long periods of untended production are possible without damage to precision aluminum parts.

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  • Automation Video

    Fanuc M-16iB Robot Loads a Pair of Okuma VMC's

    See the M-16iB perform precision loading, unloading, and palletizing work with multiple machines.

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  • Automation Video

    5 Axis Simultaneous - Impeller - Okuma - MU-500VA - Esprit

    160mm Impeller machined on Okuma MU-500VA. Programmed with Esprit. Sandvik Coromant tooling. SuperNurbs, TCPC, and TCPC II options are being used.

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  • Automation Video

    Fanuc LR Mate 200iC Robot Tends an Okuma CNC Lathe

    Learn how the LR Mate 200iC's machine vision and tooling capabilities help small batch production.

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  • Automation Video

    Design Process from 2D Layout to 3D Model to Fanuc M16iD Robot

    Watch Gosiger Automation's work cell design process, from 2D layout to 3D model to implementation.

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  • Automation Video

    3D Cavity Test V1000

    Hardinge Conquest V1000 3D cavity test cut.

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  • White Paper

    Demystifying 5-Axis Machinery

    Like many manufacturing technologies, 5-axis CNC machining has the potential to help users improve productivity and profitability. However it’s not for everyone. So how do you know if investing in a 5-axis machining center makes sense for your operation?

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  • Case Study

    Gosiger Automation Plays a Role in Helping the Denver Mint Make Money

    The following article appeared in the February 2013 editions of Manufacturing News under the title: “Machining and Metalworking Manufacturing: It’s All About Making Money” and is reprinted here by permission of Gross Publications, Inc.

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  • Case Study

    Winning on Simplicity, Common Sense + Great CNC Machine Technology

    In a world beset by a tough economy and outsourcing of American jobs, it can be hard to compete. Learn how the Mercer's continue to use their Okuma Machines with Gosiger Engineering to insure the quality in their parts.

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  • Case Study

    First Venture Into Automation Dramatically Reduces Cost-Per-Part For CNC Machine Shop

    Hy-Tech Machine Inc. decided to add automation to their operation. Alongside Okuma, Gosiger designed a system that helped Hy-Tech get the most out of their people increasing efficiency and productivity.

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  • Case Study

    Customer Success Story: Morbark Inc.

    Since 1957 Morbark, Inc. has been the industry leader in heavy-duty wood harvesting equipment. Today the company occupies 1.4 million square feet of production space and has 550 employees.

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  • Case Study

    Dimension Machine Welcomes Horizontal Machining Center to the Family

    Dimension Machine is a classic American success story. For almost two decades the business has grown with the help of Okuma Machines and Gosiger service.

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  • White Paper

    6 Keys To Getting The Best Equipment Lease For You

    This white paper is intended to help you cover all the equipment leasing bases, ask the right questions and make more informed decisions about leasing. As a result, you’ll have a better chance of getting the specific leasing terms that fit your business needs.

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