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Welcome to Business Solutions Center where you can find answers, ideas and best practices for running your CNC Shop. In the Business Solutions Center Gosiger will offer unique and effective solutions to help power your business.

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Why Swiss-Style Turning Machines Were Developed & Why You Should Care

Jun 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Jun 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In the 1870’s the demand for Swiss watches required high volumes of precise parts for their coveted timepieces. Fixed head turning machines of the day were not capable of holding the tight tolerances required for these small diameter parts. So the Swiss watchmaking industry developed a different kind of turning machine.                                           

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Topics: Swiss-style lathes, Swiss-style turning machines

Which is Better? 3-jaw or Collet Chucks?

Jun 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Jun 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Is a standard, 3-jaw chuck or a collet chuck a better choice for your CNC turning machine? The answer is (as is true with so many decisions): It depends.

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Topics: Collet chucks vs. 3-jaw chucks

How Gosiger Helps Educate the Next Generation of CNC Machinists

May 3, 2019 4:23:52 PM

Posted by Gosiger on May 3, 2019 4:23:52 PM

CNC shops across the country are struggling to find capable machine operators and machinists. Meanwhile, industry leaders project that by 2025 there will be a shortage of 875,000 skilled manufacturing professionals.

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Topics: Educating CNC machinists

Beware: Loan Sharks are Targeting Your CNC Shop

Apr 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Apr 18, 2019 1:49:00 PM

As a business owner, you probably receive unsolicited calls and other contacts from people who want to sell you something on a daily basis. Lately, you may have been inundated with robocalls offering quick and easy access to lines of credit. Many sound like this: “I’m calling to follow up on the offer we sent to you for a $500,000 line of credit…” 

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Step-by-Step Setup of the Okuma Soft Jaw Process

Apr 9, 2019 9:50:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Apr 9, 2019 9:50:00 AM

All Okuma turning centers with an OSP-P300 or later control include a soft jaw process program. Like many such programs, knowing a few shortcuts can save a lot of trial-and-error time. In this video, a Gosiger West Coast Okuma specialist takes you step-by-step through the setup. 

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Topics: Okuma, Okuma soft jaw boring process

Swiss-Type Turning Machine Performance: It’s all in the Details

Apr 3, 2019 8:34:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Apr 3, 2019 8:34:00 AM

Attention to detail is often what separates exceptional products from those that are simply “good enough.” This is particularly true of machine tools. The more precisely crafted and robust a machine’s components and assembly, the better it will perform initially and in the long run – without requiring undue service. 

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Topics: Nomura, Swiss-Style, nomuraswiss

One More Way Okuma Controls Make CNC Programming Quick & Easy

Mar 26, 2019 2:23:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Mar 26, 2019 2:23:00 PM

Okuma OSP CNC control systems use the Windows®-based open architecture platform to optimize programming efficiency. There are many functions within the systems that provide shortcuts for streamlining production. Among these is the LIB (library) file that holds a group of macros residing within a single program. 

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Topics: Okuma osp, Library File Registration

New Videos Demonstrate Unique Attributes of 4 Nomura Swiss-Style CNC Machines

Mar 22, 2019 3:40:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Mar 22, 2019 3:40:00 PM

Nomura Swiss-style CNC machines are ideal for precisely machining complex parts, extending tool life, and making it easier to deal with challenging materials. A new series of videos  on the following models clearly demonstrates the abilities of these sliding headstock machines. 

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Topics: Nomura, nomuraswiss, CNC machine videos

5 Ways to Protect Your CNC Shop from Cybercrime.

Mar 18, 2019 2:18:00 PM

Posted by Gosiger on Mar 18, 2019 2:18:00 PM

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides incredible opportunities to improve productivity and increase profit margins for CNC shops. However, just as in our homes, the more machines interconnect, the greater the opportunity for hackers to steal critical information. 

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Topics: Cyber security, IIoT

5 Services that will Boost Productivity & Strengthen Your Bottom Line

Mar 13, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Posted by Gosiger on Mar 13, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Getting the most out of CNC machines and other production equipment often requires a careful analysis and refinement of the manufacturing process. Many CNC shops can benefit from working with an engineering services partner that has expertise,  in-house resources and years of experience to apply to virtually any machining challenge. 

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