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Swiss Machine Tool Pre-setter Reduces Adjustment/ Replacement Times by 60%

November 6, 2018

How to Recover from a Tool Change Interruption on an Okuma Mill

November 1, 2018

If the automatic tool changer on your Okuma vertical or horizontal milling machine suddenly stops in the middle of changing a tool, there’s a quick and easy way to solve the problem. 

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A new simple to install and operate CNC loading and unloading platform is an affordable way for CNC shops to increase productivity.

October 25, 2018


Gosiger now sells and supports a new CNC machine tending platform that enables any size shop to add robotic part loading and unloading to their production process. The result is lower cost-per-part and increased productivity. 

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Vacuum Parts Washer Replaces 3 Cleaning Stations, Improves Quality Control & Provides Safer Workplace

October 16, 2018

Plant Manager Steve Masters oversees an 86,000 square foot facility with over 100 machine tools that perform precision manufacturing of parts for aerospace, medical, power distribution and automotive industries. 

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Automation & Industry 4.0 at IMTS 2018

October 12, 2018

A universal goal of the more than 130,000 visitors to IMTS 2018 (September 10 – 15) was improving the performance of their manufacturing operations. Much of what they saw had a common theme: The continuing evolution from focusing on discrete machines to bringing together various manufacturing

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New High Velocity HMC Reduces Processing Time by up to 60%

September 20, 2018

5 Tips for Building a Spare Parts Inventory & Why You Need One

September 17, 2018

Machining for Aerospace: 101

August 30, 2018

Making components for aerospace applications presents a number of challenges for CNC shops that want to expand into the markets for civil, commercial and military aircraft. Dealing with harder-to-machine materials, tighter tolerances and traceability requirements may require adding more advanced

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How to Clean Parts, Save Money & Go Green at the Same Time

August 14, 2018

Although water-based solutions may effectively clean simple parts machined with water-soluble coolant, you need powerful solvents to properly clean parts exposed to oil-based cutting fluids that have blind holes, cross-holes, ID threads and other complex features.

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It’s 7:00 am and a machine is down. Do you know where your replacement parts are?

August 8, 2018

You’re getting ready to run a job and your CNC machine broke down. The cause is a routine maintenance part that should have been replaced weeks ago. Well, your shop is busy and sometimes things just slip through the cracks.

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Gosiger Specialists Show You the Latest Okuma Technologies at IMTS 2018

July 17, 2018

Gosiger personnel will be on hand in Okuma America’s IMTS booth 2018 (338500, South Hall) throughout the Show to introduce visitors to the latest CNC machining technologies including:

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Video Explains How Okuma Keeps Customers for Life

June 26, 2018

Okuma CNC machines are respected the world over for quality, reliability and industry-leading manufacturing technology. Among the many reasons is the user-friendly OSP open source control system. The award-winning OSP Suite combines software applications with Okuma’s Intelligent Technologies

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The Easiest Path to Great Technical Service

June 21, 2018

All CNC machines and other manufacturing equipment require service from time-to-time, either for routine maintenance or when something unexpected happens. Regardless of the cause, downtime is a dirty word in any shop. That’s why Gosiger wants to get you back up and running as soon as possible.

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Everything You Need to Know About 5-Axis Machining but didn’t Know Who to Ask

June 18, 2018

The many benefits of 5-axis machining include:

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Getting a Loan to Grow Your CNC Shop is now a Lot Easier

May 30, 2018

A few years ago, getting a loan to expand your CNC shop could be an arduous task. Banks and other lenders who were burned when the economy turned ugly were reluctant to fund small businesses. Today, the picture is much different.

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7 Tips for a Successful Visit to IMTS 2018

May 22, 2018

With more than 2400 exhibitors, 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space and over 100,000 visitors, the prospect of attending IMTS 2018 can be overwhelming. Of course, the advantages far outweigh any concerns. IMTS is the one place to see all of the latest manufacturing technology, meet with

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How the Industrial Internet of Things Reduced This CNC Shop’s Cost-Per-Part by Over 25%

December 22, 2017


The 75-year-old, family owned business in this case study distributes testing equipment used by construction, laboratory, food service, pharmaceutical and other industries. A few years ago they decided to create a CNC shop within their facility to make a product of their own.

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New PrimeTurning™ Concept Boosts Productivity

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,

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Okuma’s Turn-Cut Function Eliminates Special Tooling and Secondary Machines

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

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How To Blend Additive & Traditional Manufacturing

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

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7 Ways To Get More Value When Attending A Trade Show

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:

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5 Ways To Overcome Resistance To Change

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

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Why Buy a Swiss-Style Turning Machine?

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.

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Troubleshooting Turning Machine Cutting Tool Problems

October 27, 2017

High-quality CNC turning machines are more reliable and versatile than ever before, which gives users the confidence to perform unattended and lights-out operation.This, of course, requires having the right machine tools, and accessories such as bar feeders and chip conveyors.

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Get New Orders by Doing Your Homework

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

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Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

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.

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5-Axis Simultaneous Machining Reduces Cycle Time For Complex Impeller

September 29, 2017

With 5-axis simultaneous machining, the Okuma MU-4000V enables manufacturers to produce complex, high-precision parts faster and with less operator involvement.

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Why CNC Machine Workers Shouldn’t Fear Industry 4.0

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

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Additive/3D, Robotic Automation & Everything CNC Machining at Gosigerfest 2017

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.

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Coolest (-321º F) Cutting Demo at Gosigerfest 2017

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.

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Explore Lights Out Production, Eco-Friendly Parts Washing & More at Gosigerfest 2017

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

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An Inside Look At The New Gosiger West Coast Headquarters

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.

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See How To Set The Home Position You Want At Program’s End

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

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5 Steps Toward Bridging The Knowledge Gap

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.”

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How To Cost-Effectively Clean Machined Parts & Be Kind To The Planet

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

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Choosing The Right Cutting Tool Material

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.

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How To Easily Transfer Programs To Okuma’s OSP Controls

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

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Are You Maintaining Your Body As Well As Your Machine Tools?

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

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A CNC Shop Owner Looks At The Changing Face Of Manufacturing

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

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3 Reasons To Automate Your CNC Shop Today

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,

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7 Reasons To Switch From Vertical To Horizontal Machining

April 21, 2017

An interesting trend popped up in a recent study of high-performing CNC shops: Many have greatly improved the efficiency of their machining processes by switching from a Vertical Machining Center (VMC) to a Horizontal Machining Center (HMC).

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Metalworking Orders Grew In January

April 14, 2017

In its latest report, Gardner Business Media reports that the metalworking industry grew in January for the first time since March 2015 with the Gardner Business Index reaching 53.8.

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Dynamic Machining Methods Demonstrated

April 7, 2017

Using the BlueSwarf tap testing and dashboard to determine end mill cutting parameters, an Okuma GENOS M560V vertical machining center (VMC) is captured on video as it engages in various dynamic machining methods.

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Are You Buying A Machine Tool Or A Solution? 5 Questions To Answer.

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

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Gosiger APP for Okuma OSP Control Requires No Programming Experience

March 3, 2017

The Okuma OSP control’s open architecture allows users to create custom programs and shortcuts that can reduce costs, enhance quality and increase productivity. 

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5 Things You Need To Know About Industry 4.0

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:

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Here’s How American Manufacturers See The State Of Metalworking

February 3, 2017

Practical Machinist online community and industrial equipment supplier Grainger conducted a survey in early 2016 to find out how metalworking manufacturing is changing.

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New Gosiger West Headquarters Expands Customer Support Capabilities

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.

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Additive + Subtractive Manufacturing Work Together To Boost Productivity

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

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Make Automotive Or Aerospace Parts? Don’t Overlook 3-D Printing.

December 30, 2016

A new video from Stratasys, a global supplier of 3-D printing systems, presents new additive manufacturing technologies that enable production of much larger parts used in automotive, aerospace and other applications.

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How ISO Certification Means Greater Value From Your Next Okuma Machine Tool

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.

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5 Ways To Get More Orders From Existing Customers

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

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How To Reduce Machine Tool Energy Costs

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

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How To Produce The Perfect Chip

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.

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IMTS 2016 Was More Than Simply a CNC Machine Show

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

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An Inside Look At Okuma America’s Charlotte, NC Facility

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. 

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What It Takes To Be A High Performing CNC Shop

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

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The Cobots are Coming! The Cobots are Coming!

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

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Here’s an Easy Way to Sharpen Your Metal Cutting Skills

September 23, 2016

Whether you have a newbie in your shop or just want to hone your own or your employees’ metal cutting skills, Sandvik Coromant has just what you need: A free, e-learning course that covers both the basics and latest metal cutting techniques.

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What, Exactly is IIoT (or Industry 4.0) and What Does it Mean for You?

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.

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An Easy Way To Keep Your Okuma CNC Running Smoothly

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

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New Hardinge CNC Turning Center Debuts At IMTS 2016

August 5, 2016

New technology abounds at IMTS 2016 and Gosiger will be there along with the CNC machine brands we offer.

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How To Detect Tool Breakage Without Interrupting The Machining Cycle

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

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See Unique Quick Changeover Automated Cell In Okuma’s IMTS 2016 Booth

July 22, 2016

IMTS 2016 will be filled with the latest advances in manufacturing technology. A particularly interesting example is an automated cell on display in the Okuma booth (S8500). The cell is a joint effort by Partners in THINC members Okuma, Gosiger Automation, Kitagawa, Fanuc and Schunk.

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Using Ceramic Cutting Tools on Super Alloys Delivers Big Savings

July 1, 2016

Choosing the right cutting tools and techniques when machining super alloys and other difficult materials can dramatically reduce cost-per-part.

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Newest Multi Spindle Machine Technology Now Available

June 24, 2016

With 135 years of machine tool experience behind it, Schütte CAM or CNC multi spindle machines have the rigidity, speed and accuracy to handle complex parts and challenging materials.

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Manufacturing Facility Automates Cell, Reduces Work-In-Process 80%

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

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Machining Hard Materials on a Vertical Machining Center

May 27, 2016

In this video an Okuma GENOS M560-V Vertical Machining Center is put to the test by machining S7 56Rc steel for a die/mold application. The VMC is equipped with a 15K Big Plus spindle and Hi-Cut options.

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Gosiger Customers Speak Out

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

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5 Ways Technology & Culture Will Shape Future Manufacturing

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

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5 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your CNC Machine

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.

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Cryogenic Machining: Coolest Video

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.

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5 Ways To Determine the True Cost of Owning a CNC Machine

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.

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Automation Cell Video Demonstrates Integrated Inspection & Feedback

March 25, 2016

Okuma’s Partners in THINC is a collaboration of industry leaders who work together to solve customer problems and develop new ways to improve manufacturing productivity and profits.

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How to Quickly Change Chuck Faces Without Operator Assistance

March 18, 2016

A collaboration between Gosiger Automation, Okuma, Fanuc and Kitagawa work holding produced this robotically automated machining cell that significantly reduces the time and labor associated with part-to-part changeovers.

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See How Getting Started with Your Okuma CNC Control is Quick & Easy

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.

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5 Reasons to Add Robotic Automation to Your CNC Shop

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.

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3 Manufacturing Developments You Can’t Ignore

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.

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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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Precision Pricing: Increase Cost Without Losing Business Value

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.

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Sprocket Machining Demo Shows VMC Versatility

October 16, 2015

In this video Gosiger CNC Applications Specialist Brian Stall demonstrates the Hardinge Conquest V 1000.

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Automated Cell is the Result of 7 Members of Partners in THINC Working Together

October 2, 2015

This brief video shows an automated cell incorporating an Okuma GENOS L300-M CNC machine tool enhanced by seven members of Okuma’s Partners in THINC that collaborated to solve a customer’s manufacturing problem.

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Complex Impeller Done-In-One on This 5-Axis Machining Center

September 25, 2015

Tooling & Aerospace Materials: Learn From Experts

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

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Why Smart OEM Machine Tool Companies Depend on Distributors

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

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Latest Data Reveals how High-Performing CNC Shops Get that Way

September 4, 2015

According to the fifth annual study of high-performing CNC machine shops by Gardner Business Media, the differences between the top shops and the rest of the 277 surveyed are striking:

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How to Get Serious Solutions for Your CNC Concerns

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

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No Need to Sacrifice VMC Performance For a Low Purchase Price

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

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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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Flexible Pallet Cell Makes Robotic Automation Affordable

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.

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High Volume Production of Long Rods & Shafts on a Swiss-Style Lathe

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

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Low-Cost Robotic Solution for CNC Automation

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

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The Inside Story on In-Machine Probes

July 10, 2015

CNC machine probes are much more versatile than some shops realize. Are you taking full advantage of in-machine probe technology?

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Videos Explain How to Install Okuma Machine Tool APPs

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

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White Paper Explains Advantages of Horizontal Machining Centers (HMC)

June 19, 2015

If you’ve ever thought about adding a horizontal machining center to your shop, this White Paper may help you decide if an HMC is right for you.

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Okuma Partners in THINC Adds New Member

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

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Video Shows How to Easily Match APPs to Your Okuma CNC

June 5, 2015

SCOUT (System Compatibility Output Utility) enables you to quickly and easily determine which APPs your Okuma CNC machines are compatible with. The utility compares the makeup of your machine to the system requirements for all of the applications available from the Okuma APP Store.

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Want More Business for Your CNC Shop? Clarify Your Marketing Goals.

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.

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5 Tooling APPs That Will Save You Time & Money

May 22, 2015

You can download these and other free APPs from industry-leading tooling company, Sandvik Coromant, here.

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Can a Lower Cost VMC Deliver Quality & Reliability? Okuma Says “Yes!”

May 11, 2015

Okuma Unveils New 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center & New CNC Lathe

May 8, 2015

Ideal for complex, multi-sided machining, the new MU-6300V Vertical Machining Center (VMC) offers a variety of spindle options to accommodate your most challenging 5-axis jobs. Rear of machine pallet loading enables easy connection to a pallet pool or Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS).

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See How Okuma Contributes to This CNC Shop’s Success

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

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CNC Shop Execs Discuss Manufacturing’s Future, Hear Top Shops Report

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.

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Dimension Machine Co. Video Tells “My Okuma Story”

April 10, 2015

Dimension Machine 3 Don Barth’s CNC shop, Dimension Machine Company located in Cincinnati, makes thousands of precision parts each year for a wide variety of industries including transportation, OEM special machinery and forestry products. In this video

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Compact Okuma ID Grinding Machine Delivers Higher Speeds & Feed Rates

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

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Okuma Pallet Pool FMS Designed For Shops With Limited Floor Space

March 27, 2015

If you’ve considered the advantages of a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) for your CNC machining operation but don’t think you have the necessary floor space, Okuma has a solution for you. The company’s newest Pallet Pool System connects select Okuma machining centers, including 5-axis

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New Hardinge Vertical Machining Center Slot Cutting Video

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.

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A Woman’s Place is on Your Manufacturing Floor

March 13, 2015

Women make up 47% of the US workforce, but only 24% work in manufacturing. This amounts to a largely untapped resource for new talent. However misconceptions of both employers and young women may be keeping the number of females in the industry so low.

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Want to Save Time & Money on CNC Machine Repairs? Here’s How.

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.

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Robot Uses Vision System to Process & Inspect Small Parts

February 13, 2015

In this video a FANUC LR Mate 200 iC Robot is equipped with a machine vision system that enables it to unpack, process, inspect and repack small machined parts. Watch the video.

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Free White Paper Explains The Benefits of Automation

February 6, 2015

You can download two, free white papers prepared by Gosiger Automation by visiting our resources page, www.gosiger.com/resources

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Using Thread Whirling to Machine Better Bone Screws

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

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Automation Video: One Robot, Two VMCs, 4 Workpiece

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

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New Hybrid Multi-Spindle CNC Machine More Flexible & Affordable

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

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5 Ways to Improve Your Personal Productivity

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

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Lights Out Manufacturing: Free White Paper Tells What You Should Know

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

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Get Instant Text Alerts from Your Okuma CNC Machine Wherever You Are

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

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5 Easy Preventative Maintenance Steps to Optimizing CNC Machine Uptime

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.

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7 Reasons to Consider a Multifunction CNC Machine

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.

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3 Ways Trochoidal Milling Can Save Time and Labor Costs

November 7, 2014

Trochoidal milling can help resolve many challenging CNC machining operations such as:

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Precision of Swiss-Style Turning Machines Hinges on Construction

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

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Free White Paper Explains Advantages of Solvent-Based Vacuum Parts Washers

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

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Machining Titanium: What You Should Know

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

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Robotic Automation Reduces Costs to Manufacture Pipe Couplings

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

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Video Demonstrates 62% Reduction in Grinding Operation Cycle Time

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.


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How Producing Small Numbers of Parts Benefits from Robotic Assistance

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.

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Free Cutting Tool APPs From Sandvik Coromant

September 5, 2014

A dozen APPs are ready to download from cutting tool maker Sandvik Coromant for smart phones and tablets. Here are a few examples:

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Okuma APP Store Supported by Gosiger Featured at IMTS 2014

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.

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New Intelligent Multitasking CNC Machines for Aerospace, Oil & Energy, Medical and More

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

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Impressive Video Demonstrates High Feed Rate Milling Technique

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

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Eliminating Chatter: BlueSwarf To The Rescue?

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.

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Productivity Enhancing High Volume Production Solutions in Gosiger IMTS 2014 Booth S-9266

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.

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Free Aerospace Machining White Papers

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.

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Defeating Machine Safety Features a Recipe for Disaster

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

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Manufacturing Pallet Systems: 7 Questions

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

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Gosiger Presents Custom APPs in IMTS 2014

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

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CNC Controls Service Tip: a Simple Way to Prevent Costly Repairs

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

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7 Myths About Careers in Manufacturing & What To Do About Them

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

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Survey Sees Bright Future for Manufacturing

May 30, 2014

According to survey data released by Gardner Business Media, American manufacturers have rebounded from the Great Recession. In fact, the Index of Durable Goods showed that production of durable goods is at an all-time high.

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New Turn-Cut Program for HMCs Eliminates the Need for Secondary Machines & Accessories

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

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Video Shows Robotically Assisted Unattended Production Of Precision Aluminum Parts

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

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Looking Forward to IMTS 2014

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 –

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Ergonomics & Robotic Automation

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.

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THINC—Partnership for Building Serious Solutions

April 30, 2014

This photo gallery depicts the partnership and tells the story of Gosiger Automation and Okuma's THINC technology working together to provide serious solutions. Read and learn more from our white paper that outlines how Okuma Intelligent technology stops crashes, compensates for

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New CNC Technologies & Industry Seminars at Hardinge HMTS ’14, May 13-14

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,

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Gosiger High Volume Introduces: The Shimada Hybrid CNC Multi-Spindle Bar Machine

April 11, 2014


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7 Tips for Machining Aluminum Alloys

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:

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Video Shows How 5-axis Machining Center & Robot Reduce Cycle Time

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

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7 Ways to Improve CNC Machine Maintenance

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

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7 Reasons Why Your Next Hire Could Be a Military Veteran

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

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Traceability, Liability and Counterfeiting: 3 Reasons to Mark Critical Parts

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

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Software Solution Integrates Inspection into Automated CNC Cell

December 31, 2013

Dayton OH – According to machine tool distributor and factory automation specialist, Gosiger Inc., new software and machine control technologies enable manufacturers to integrate dimensional part inspection within a robotically automated CNC machining cell.

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Looking Forward to IMTS 2014

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

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7 Fast Facts About 5-Axis Machining

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

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7 Ways to Tell if Your Manufacturing Process is Truly “Lean”

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

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Factory Automation: Robots & More

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

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7 Ways to Keep Your IT Systems Safe

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.

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7 Reasons to Rethink Parts Washing

December 19, 2013

  1. Improve Productivity. There’s more to maximizing manufacturing efficiency than installing the latest-and-greatest machine tools. It also involves looking at the entire process and making sure that each step is as streamlined as possible. This includes assuring that the cleanliness of a part

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Video Shows How Efficient & Versatile a Swiss-Type Lathe Can be with the Right Peripherals

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.

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Are You Prepared if Violence Erupts in Your Workplace?

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.

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How Safe is Your Workplace?

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

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4 Ways High Performing CNC Machine Shops Get That Way

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:

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Service Tip: CNC Machine Preventative Maintenance Pays big Dividends

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

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Technology Showcase Presents the Latest Productivity Tools for CNC Machine Shops

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.

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Complex Shaft Machining, Including Hobbing, Now 75% More Efficient

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

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7 Steps Towards an Educated Workforce

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

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Gosiger Automation Video Demonstrates Improved Loading & Unloading Process

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

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5 Ways the Bad Guys Can Hurt Your Business

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

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Okuma APP Aids CNC Machine Maintenance

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

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7 Reasons Why the Boss Needs to Walk the Shop Floor

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

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5 Hints for Using a Parts Book

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

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Reaching Out to the Next Generation of CNC Machine Operators

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

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4 Reasons You Could Lose Good Employees

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.

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7 Facts About Dual Column (Bridge-Type) CNC Machines

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

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New, Affordable, Programmable Peripherals Interface Saves Okuma CNC Users Time & Money

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

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Yeah, Gosiger Has an App For That

October 8, 2013

Remote Offset APP Demonstrated in New Gosiger Video

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

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7 Reasons You Should Consider a 5-Axis CNC Machine

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

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Service Tip: 7 Things You Need to Know About Gibs, and Why You Should Care

September 30, 2013

Here are 7 things to keep in mind about gibs:

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7 Things You Should Know About CNC Machine Motors

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.

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7 Ways to Make Your Employees More Productive

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

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7 Reasons CNC Manufacturers Should Perform Background Checks

September 19, 2013

See How 1 Call Center Speeds up Technical Service

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

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See How this Robot Uses IRVision to “See” & Load Automated CNC Machining Center

September 12, 2013

This video shows how a Fanuc M-20iA six-axis industrial robot equipped with an IRVision system locates, picks up and loads parts into an Okuma Multus B-300 CNC machining center.

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5 Reasons to Invest in a Horizontal Machining Center

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

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7 Ways to Reduce Tool Wear

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

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Hiring Foreign Workers? What Are Your Legal Responsibilities?

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

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CNC Machine Shops Tell Their Stories to Okuma

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

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How to Step Up Your CNC Game for Under $100,000

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

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Latest CNC Machining Technology & Great German Beer: GosigerFest 2013

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

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How to Hire the Right Salesperson For Your CNC Shop

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.

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How to Store $10,000,000 of Inventory in 95% Less Floor Space

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

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7 Ways Email Marketing Can Boost Your CNC Shop’s Profitability

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

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5 Ways Small CNC Machine Shops Can Compete With the Big Guys

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

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This Video Demonstrates a Custom APP For an Okuma OSP Controlled CNC Machine

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

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Tech Tip: 3 Easy Ways to Extend Chuck Life

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.

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New Systems Help Gosiger Field Technicians Provide Enhanced Customer Service

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

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A Woman’s Place is in…Manufacturing

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

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How a Spare Parts List Can Keep Your CNC Machines Making Chips

July 23, 2013

Controlling Tool Wear 3 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,

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7 Ways Obamacare May Affect Your CNC Machine Shop

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.

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7 Tips For Milling Complex Parts

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

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7 Facts CNC Shops Should Know About Heat, Humidity & Electronics

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

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No Excuses!

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.

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Tech Tip: Maintaining Through Tool Coolant Pins

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

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Robotic Automation System Manages Production & Quality Control Without Operator Intervention

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

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Video: Programmable Steady Rest APP Saves Operator Time

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.

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6 Tips for Holding More Productive Meetings

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

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Tips For Milling Aluminum Aerospace Parts

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:

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How to Motivate Employees? Let Them Know They’re Appreciated.

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

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7 Manufacturing Trends You Need to Be Aware Of

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

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7 Things You May not Know About Manufacturing Robots

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

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Value Stream Mapping in 7 Steps

June 11, 2013

Machine Accessories Productivity 3 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

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Gosiger Automation & Morris South Partner to Improve Customer Productivity

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

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Could a Horizontal Machining Center Help Grow Your CNC Machine Shop?

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,

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Keeping Your Smartphone Data Secure

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

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Taking the Pain Out of Employee Training

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

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How Planned Maintenance Could Have Saved CNC Shop Over $100,000

May 23, 2013

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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Do Your Employees Think Critically?

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

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What CNC Machine Shops Need to Know About Machining Composite Materials

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?

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Custom APPs Provide Greater Productivity for Okuma CNC Machine Users

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

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Gosiger Reports from the 2013 Precision Machining Technology Show

April 30, 2013

According to Mark Walker of Gosiger High Volume.

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Swiss-Style Turning Machine from Gosiger Boasts Unique Construction Features

April 25, 2013

You’ve Increased Your Shop’s Productivity, but What About Yours?

April 23, 2013

6 Tips for Using Live Tooling

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

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5 Reasons the Nomura Swiss Style Lathe is Right for You

April 17, 2013

Gosiger is pleased to compliment its broad line of CNC machine tools with the Nomura brand of Swiss-style turning machines. Nomura is a leading manufacturer of turning centers with more than 50 years of experience building precise, reliable CNC machines.

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6 Ways to Demystify CNC Programming

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

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Hardinge Releases New 5-Face Bridgeport VMC's

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

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5 Ways CNC Machine Shops Can Make Every Day “Earth Day”

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

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How Long to Keep Tax-Related Documents

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

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Gosiger Video Shows the Easiest Way to Calibrate an Okuma 2-Axis Lathe & Set Tool Length Offsets

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

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MMS Automation Case Study From Gosiger

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

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How Bar Feeders Can Improve CNC Turning Machine Performance

April 2, 2013

Today’s turning machines and horizontal machining centers (HMC) are more accurate and repeatable then ever before and provide increasingly faster spindle speeds. Sophisticated, intelligent controls like the Okuma OSP THINC system easily execute complex programs while managing extensive

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Top 7 Things to Look for in a CNC Machine Tool

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

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7 Ways to Reduce CNC Machine Service Costs

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:

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Video Demonstrates New End Milling Tool For Aluminum & Plastics

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

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Medical Show Attendees Seek to Improve Manufacturing Capabilities

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

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Woman in Manufacturing Roundtable Meeting March 21st

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.

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Automated Oil Coupling Cell Reduces Footprint, Increases Productivity

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

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5 More Secrets of Successful CNC Machine Shops

March 4, 2013

In an earlier post (7 Secrets Of Successful CNC Shops) we discussed recent research that, for the most part, looked at how high-performing shops apply technology to achieve their goals. Since producing parts is the core activity of CNC machine shops, focusing on how technology improves

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7 Things CNC Machine Shops Should Know About Social Media

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

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Blind Machinists Cut Setup Time by 50% with Okuma Machining Centers from Gosiger

February 20, 2013

Seattle, Washington-based Lighthouse for the Blind is a not-for-profit that creates employment for blind, deaf, and other individuals challenged by physical disabilities. One of their crowning achievements is a machine shop servicing the aerospace industry. However, when the organization

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Medical Manufacturing Turns to Hardinge Gang-Tool Turning Center

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

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5 Ways To Reduce Manufacturing Costs

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

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Dealing with Problem Employees

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.

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4 Low-Cost Ways to Find New Customers

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.

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7 Ways a Preventative Maintenance Program Saves You Money

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

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Vacuum Parts Washer Provides Safe, Effective, Solvent-Based Cleaning

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

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Robot Machine Tool Loading, Unloading, and Inspecting Finished Part

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

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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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Women in Manufacturing Roundtable Convenes at Gosiger Dayton Campus

January 22, 2013

Gosiger Dayton recently hosted the Women in Manufacturing Roundtable, welcoming 25 members to the employment-focused event.

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7 Secrets of Successful CNC Shops

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

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Proper Setups Save CNC Machine Shops Time & Money

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.

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6 Ways Your Shop Can Safeguard Passwords

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

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Meeting the High Volume Part Family Machining Challenge

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

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7 Things to Look for in a 5 Axis Machining Center

January 8, 2013

Demystifying 5-Axis 2 Investing in a 5 axis machining center makes good economic sense for many CNC machine shops. With over 60% of parts produced requiring machining on 5 sides, a 5 axis machine can save operator time per part, costly special fixtures and

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Automated Modular Pallet System Reduces Idle Spindle Time, Optimizes Throughput

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

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Tackling the “Unmountable Boot Volume” ERROR: Engineering Case Study

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.

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Should Your CNC Machine Shop Upgrade to Windows® 8?

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

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Protecting Your Manufacturing with Laser Marking

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

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Hardinge Demonstrates SUPER-PRECISION® Turning with Automation

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.

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Is Your Company Ready for Reshoring?

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

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Hardinge Supports Pharmaceutical Market with Capsule Collets

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

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Gosiger Automation Cuts Cycle Time From 45 Minutes to Less Than 17

December 14, 2012

Kitchen Aid 1 Gosiger Automation recently worked with a manufacturer of rotors used in air compressors that wanted to improve the productivity of its grinding operation. The company was also concerned with employee health and safety issues due to

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3 Videos that Drive Customers to Your Machine Shop

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

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High Pressure Coolant Delivery Systems for CNC Machines

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

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for a CNC Machine

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.

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New THINC OSP P300 Control Provides More Power, Ease of Use

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

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Are Your Employees Engaged? 4 Reasons Workers Become Disengaged.

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

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Is Poor Chip Management Hurting Your Productivity?

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

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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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25 Preventative Maintenance Points for Top-Performing HMCs and VMCs

November 21, 2012

All machinery requires routine maintenance. Vertical Machining Centers (VMC) and Horizontal Machining Centers (HMC) are no exception. However, in most manufacturing facilities the emphasis is on production, not machine maintenance. This is to be expected, as the challenges of maintaining

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Auto Set ZB Variable Limits and Steady Rest Base Clamp/Unclamp

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

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Pallet Systems Make Manufacturing more Flexible and Efficient

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

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Proven Methods for Reducing Manufacturing Costs

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

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Utilizing Hardware & Software for Increased Productivity

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

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Government Crackdown: New Employee Wage & Hour Laws

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. 

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What is the Okuma API

November 7, 2012

7 Manufacturing Trends that Can Make You More Profitable

November 5, 2012

Machine Accessories Productivity 3One 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

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Okuma Genos Servo Door

November 2, 2012

This is a brief overview of the Servo Door we did on a Genos 250.

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Big News for 5-Axis Machining

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

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A Better I/O Monitor

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

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Advantages of 5-Axis Machining Explained in Gosiger White Paper

October 22, 2012

Demystifying 5-Axis 3Dayton, OH – A free white paper detailing how 5-axis machining provides manufacturers the opportunity to reduce production costs and expand their capabilities can be downloaded from the Gosiger Web site.

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Seeing Thermal Deformation as a Friend

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.

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Rotary Transfer Machines Streamline High Volume Parts Production

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

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What's the Buzz About Section 179 for 2013?

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.

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Could Video Help Your Business?

October 11, 2012

Website Customers CNC 3 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

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Congratulations to the IMTS 2012 iPad Winners!

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.

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The Way You Clean Parts Can Affect Your Productivity

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

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Is Hard Turning Really that Hard?

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

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Gosiger Indiana Robotic Automation Lunch 'N Learn Event

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

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Ask Yourself These Questions Before Buying a CNC Machine Tool

October 1, 2012

ROI Capital Budgeting 3 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

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Reducing the Effects of Chatter When Machining, Milling & Turning

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

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Thanks for Visiting Gosiger During IMTS 2012!

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

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Are You Ready For Lights Out Manufacturing?

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.

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Gosiger Lights out Manufacturing- Automation Events

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.

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What is the True Cost of Owning a CNC Machine?

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

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5 Tips for More Effective Employee Reviews

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

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How Gosiger Preventative Maintenance Can Save You Time, Money & Aggravation

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

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New Grinding Machine Offers Customization at Off-The-Shelf Price

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

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New Video Explains Gosiger Automation Process

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. 

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Hardinge Multi-Spindle Rotary Indexers on Display at IMTS 2012

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

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What You’ll See from Gosiger at IMTS 2012

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,

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Tool & Die Shop Expands Capabilities with new VMC from Gosiger

August 31, 2012

New Call-to-action 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

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Bridgeport GX 250 5AX Product Release

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

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Gosiger Has An App For That

August 29, 2012

Machining Apps 3One 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.

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Gosiger Named Exclusive Distributor for Shimada Cam-Free Multi-Spindle Lathes

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,

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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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Protecting Your Passwords

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

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4 New Hardinge Turning Centers now Available from Gosiger Increase Throughput

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

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Hard Turning: The Ideal Machine for the Job

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

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Gosiger Factory Automation Solutions Displayed in IMTS 2012 Booth S-9266

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

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Cam-Free Multi-Spindle Lathes: Sometimes Simple is the Best Choice

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

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Why You Should Consider Trochoidal Milling

August 13, 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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Cleaner Parts & a Cleaner Environment with Gosiger Vacuum Parts Cleaning Solutions

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

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Looking for Specialized CNC Machines for High Volume Manufacturing?

August 6, 2012

Gosiger’s High Volume Division provides unique products for out-of-the-ordinary CNC machining applications:

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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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Press Release: New GENOS Series CNC Lathes Provide Okuma Quality at Entry-Level Prices

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.

Although considered

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Gosiger Displays High-Volume Products & Robotic-Based Automation Examples at IMTS 2012

July 31, 2012

DAYTON OH – CNC machine dealer and factory automation integrator, Gosiger, Inc. will display several new high-volume manufacturing products and examples of robotic-based automation systems in IMTS 2012 booth S-9266.

Representative products from the high-volume manufacturing products line

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DRMA Annual Golf Outing

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

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Gosiger Staff Supports Okuma New Product Introductions At IMTS 2012

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

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Okuma OSP: Not Just Another CNC Machine Control

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

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Gosiger Releases Mobile Service App

July 17, 2012

To better serve customers, Gosiger has developed and released its mobile service app for iPad, iPhone and Android.

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Gosiger’s Tips for Machining Nickel-Based Alloys

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.

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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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What to Look for in Your Next Manufacturing Supervisor

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

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Gosiger Automation Grinding System Boosts CNC Machine Shop Efficiency to 185%

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

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Is There a Robot in Your Manufacturing Future?

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

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Gosiger Productivity Solutions Abound At IMTS 2012

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.

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Tips For Machining Titanium

June 26, 2012

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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

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Gosiger Factory Automation Improves Pump Maker’s Productivity by 40%

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.

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Can’t Find The Right Manufacturing Solution? THINC® Again!

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.


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If You Want Your Employees to Hear What You Say, Try Listening

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

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How To Avoid Costly CNC Machine Crashes

June 4, 2012

Controlling Tool Wear 3CNC 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

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Gosiger Explains 5-Axis Machining Advantages at IMTS 2012

May 24, 2012

Demystifying 5-Axis 3In your travels around McCormick Place for IMTS 2012 (September 10 – 15) be sure to visit the Gosiger, Inc. and Okuma booths. In either location you’ll find Gosiger applications experts ready to talk about all of your manufacturing

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Thermal Deformation Compensation is Built into Okuma CNC Machines, not Added On

May 21, 2012

High Temp Alloys 3 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

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5 Services to Keep Your CNC Machines Efficient from Gosiger Technical Service & Customer Support

May 17, 2012

Controlling Tool Wear 3Gosiger 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,

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Gosiger Factory Automation Key to Tool Maker’s Sales Growth

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.

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Horizontal Machining Centers From Gosiger Free up Valuable Floor Space

May 11, 2012

Vertical vs. Horizontal 3Factory 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

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Is It Time For Manufacturers To Resurrect Apprenticeships?

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

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AMPS Flexible Manufacturing Systems from Gosiger Boost Productivity

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

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Communication Among Workcell Components

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.

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3 Simple Ways Manufacturing Managers Can Increase Their Productivity

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

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Business & Consumer Credit Cards are not Created Equal

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

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Service as Well as CNC Machine Performance Key to Manufacturer’s Productivity Improvements

April 24, 2012

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Morbark, Inc. is the industry leader in heavy-duty wood harvesting equipment known for performance and reliability. So Central Machine Shop Director, Joe Faber wasn’t about to settle for anything less in his CNC machines.

“When we were

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First-Time User of Factory Automation Sees 60 – 70% Cost Reduction

April 19, 2012

Hy Tech 2 Bill Goodman, President of Inland Tool & Manufacturing, Inc., saw little opportunity to benefit from factory automation. “Along with our production stamping and light assembly businesses, we produce individual prototypes and tooling,

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FANUC Robot Unloads Multiple Okuma CNC Machines In Gosiger Factory Automation Video

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

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5 Ways a Horizontal Machining Center Helps Your Bottom Line

April 12, 2012

Vertical vs. Horizontal 3 When it comes to machining multi-sided parts, a Horizontal Machining Center can save you considerable time and money versus a Vertical Machining Center. Here’s how:

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New GENOS CNC Lathes Provide Okuma Performance at an Affordable Price

April 10, 2012

Genos Series 3Okuma 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

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Don’t Lose Your Best Employees

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

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Streamlining Die/Mold Machining with CNC Machining Centers from Gosiger

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

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Boosting CNC Machining Productivity With Okuma’s Intelligent Technology

March 26, 2012

Intelligent Control Systems 4 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

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Versatile Okuma Horizontal Machining Centers from Gosiger Save Operator Time & Maximize Spindle Usage

March 22, 2012

Vertical vs. Horizontal 3There are now three models in the Okuma MB-H Series of Horizontal Machining Centers, and all three provide manufacturers the opportunity to reduce non-cutting time, maintain tight tolerances and maximize floor space. All of which adds

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Employee Motivation: Why the Golden Rule Doesn’t Always Work

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

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CNC Cells from Gosiger Factory Automation Make Drive Shaft & Drill Bit Manufacturer Twice as Productive

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

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Affordable Factory Automation from Gosiger Gives CNC Machine Shop a Competitive Edge

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,

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3 Reasons Your CNC Machine Shop Needs an iPad

March 12, 2012

Machining Apps 3Conceived 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.

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Lean Manufacturing Keeps Precision CNC Machine Shop Productive & Profitable

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

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Automation Kicks up Productivity for High-Volume CNC Machine Shop

March 6, 2012

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DGP, Inc. is a medium-volume Tulsa, Oklahoma CNC machine shop with key customers in the oil exploration and production industry. Among other products, the company makes a family of three control valve components for one customer at the

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Tips for Machining Challenging Metals

March 1, 2012

Machining Titanium Effectively 3Every 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®

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February 27, 2012

Vertical vs. Horizontal 3Should your next CNC machine tool be a vertical machining center (VMC) or a horizontal machining center (HMC)? The answer depends on the kind of work your shop typically performs.

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New Vertical Machining Center Works Smarter

February 23, 2012

Boosting CNC Productivity 3 The phrase “Work smarter, not just harder” takes on new meaning as Gosiger helped convince Okuma to apply the company’s vaunted THINC system to the Hardinge-built Bridgeport VMC GX 1000. This enhanced version is named VMC GX 1000 OSP.

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Faster, Smarter, Hardinge Vertical Machining Center Now Includes Okuma THINC Control

February 21, 2012

Intelligent Control Systems 4Dayton, 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

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Gosiger Video Shows how Press Manufacturer Increased Productivity by 90%

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

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Okuma Double Column Machining Centers Precisely & Efficiently Handle Extremely Large Work Pieces

February 10, 2012

Quickly and efficiently machining unusually long or large parts within tight tolerances can be challenging. To solve this problem Okuma developed a line of double column machining centers that use an innovative, bridge-built architecture to provide a solid and rigid foundation for precise

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New Pallet Systems Make Okuma Horizontal Machining Centers Even More Productive

February 6, 2012

Okuma horizontal machining centers include a number of unique capabilities including the Thermo-Friendly Concept to control thermal deformation, a broad range of spindles and horsepower to match your requirements, THINC intelligent controls, and other productivity-enhancing features.

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Okuma's Thermo-Friendly Concept Improves Quality and Saves Time

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. 

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Intelligent Control Systems Boost Hardinge VMC Productivity

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

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Take the Guesswork out of Vertical Machining Centers

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

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Swiss-Style Lathe Distributor and Partner

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

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Decades of Factory Automation Experience

December 27, 2011

Kitchen Aid 1 Factory automation transforms your individual CNC machining centersgrinders, and lathes into a single, well-coordinated manufacturing tool, that lets you achieve productivity and cost-per-part efficiencies you never imagined. Gosiger

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CNC Surface Grinders that Make the Cut

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

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Strong CNC Milling Machine Solution Provider

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.

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Automation with CNC Machine Tools

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.

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5-Axis CNC Machine Distributor

December 13, 2011

Demystifying 5-Axis 2 Gosiger is dedicated to providing the right CNC machine for your production goals. We offer a variety of high-quality CNC machine options including 5-axis CNC machining centers. A 5-axis machining center provides many advantages over

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North American CNC Lathe Distributor

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

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Vertical Machining Centers Supplier

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

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Okuma CNC Machines Distributer

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.

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Factory Automation Systems Tailored for You

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.

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Innovative CNC Milling Machines Supplier

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

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Choosing a 5-Axis CNC Machine

November 22, 2011

Demystifying 5-Axis 3 5-axis CNC machines are by no means a light investment for your machine shop; no matter its size. Carefully weighing the pros and cons can be challenging to say the least. Gosiger has decades of CNC machine implementation experience at

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Vertical Machining Center Distributor

November 17, 2011

Vertical vs. Horizontal 3 There are numerous reasons purchasing a vertical machining center (VMC) from Gosiger makes good business sense. When compared to a HMC, two factors come to mind. The first factor being a cost-effective price point and the second a

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Industry Leading Okuma CNC Lathes

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

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Turnkey Factory Automation Solution

November 10, 2011

Reducing human error in parts machining operations is paramount. Gosiger Automation takes aim at this problem. Our factory automation solutions are designed to minimize human error while providing an ergonomically sound system.

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CNC Surface Grinders from Gosiger

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

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CNC Milling Machine Distributor

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,

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Innovative CNC Machine Supplier

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.

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Innovative CNC Lathe Distributor

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

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Looking For a 5-Axis CNC Machine?

October 25, 2011

Demystifying 5-Axis 2Is your current 3-axis machining center showing its limitations? Why not turn to a new 5-axis machining center to increase productivity. Precision and complex parts fabrications are two strong reasons to consider a 5-axis machine. The

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Your CNC Surface Grinders Partner

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

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Distributor of Nomura Swiss Style Lathes

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

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CNC Machine Tool Distributor

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.

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CNC Lathe Distributors

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:

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CNC Machine Tools

October 6, 2011

At Gosiger, we work hard to make sure we stay on the cutting edge of CNC machine tools and technologies.

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Okuma CNC Machines

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.

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Nomura Swiss Style Lathes

September 29, 2011

At Gosiger, we're proud to say we are the exclusive distributor of Nomura CNC Swiss Style lathes and turning centers in North America. Nomura is known for its extreme precision, reliability, and innovation in the world of CNC machines.

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Factory Automation Solutions

September 27, 2011

Kitchen Aid 1 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

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Amada Wasino CNC Surface Grinders

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

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5-Axis CNC Machining Center

September 20, 2011

Demystifying 5-Axis 2As a leading distributor of 5-axis CNC machining centers in North America, Gosiger would be amiss to not mention these production-increasing machines. If your machining shop already has a 5-axis CNC machining center, you have already

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Buying a CNC Machine

September 15, 2011

A machining shop without CNC machines is like a computer store without computers - it simply doesn’t make sense! CNC machines are the industry standard for machining centers both large and small.

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Take the Robotics Quiz

September 14, 2011

Robotic Automation 6Now 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?

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Breaking the High Volume Myth: The Main Streaming of Robotics

September 14, 2011

Mainstreaming Robotics 3 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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Vertical Machining Centers

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

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5-Axis CNC Machines

September 8, 2011

Demystifying 5-Axis 2 Today, more and more people are turning to 5-axis CNC machines than any other machining center. And why not?

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The Benefits of CNC Lathes

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

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CNC Grinders

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

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CNC Lathes from Okuma

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.

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Your Trusted CNC Lathe Distributor

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

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The Real Cost of Owning Your Machine Tool: Know the 7 Key Factors

July 28, 2011

Real Cost 3 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

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Factory Automation From Gosiger

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

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Buy CNC Machines

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

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Keep Your CNC Grinder and Other Machinery Running Their Best

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

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Hardinge CNC Grinder Options

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

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Increase Effciency with a 5 Axis Machining Center from Gosiger

June 9, 2011

Demystifying 5-Axis 2 A 5 axis machining center is the most economical solution you can implement on your shop floor. Instead of using multiple machining stations, you can fabricate all in one step. With five degrees of motion you are able to machine custom

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Okuma LB-EX CNC Lathes' Features

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

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Not Your Typical Factory Automation Consultant

June 7, 2011

Robotic Automation 6 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

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Nomura - The Answer to Your Swiss-Style Lathe Production Needs

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

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The Indispensible CNC Grinder

June 6, 2011

Having a CNC grinder is a great investment for any tool and die or injection molding shop. Anytime where precise grinding is required, grinders are essential and time saving machines. Grinders perform a number of vital functions, and automating them with CNC just makes sense.

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3 CNC Lathe Training Goals

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

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3 Benefits a 5 Axis Machining Center Offers

June 4, 2011

Demystifying 5-Axis 3 Struggling to justify acquiring a 5-axis machining center? True, the initial investment can be daunting, but the productivity gains and other factors can't be ignored. Some of these advantages are self-evident, while others are not so

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Factory Automation Systems

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

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Okuma CNC Machines' Advantages

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.

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Vertical Machining Centers form Gosiger

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

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Swiss-Style Lathes and Micro-Part Fabrication

June 1, 2011

Working with a Swiss-style lathe or screw machine is typically the best solution for micro-part fabrication. While avoiding the use of a Swiss-style lathe can be done, you may be missing out on the advantages of working with this helpful machine.

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Okuma CNC Equipment from Gosiger

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

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Amada Wasino Grinders from Gosiger

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

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Award-Winning Okuma CNC Lathe Control Systems

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 -

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Nomura-Swiss Style Lathes

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.

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Factory Automation Partner

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

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CNC Machined With a Trusted Partner

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

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A VMC Solution

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

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Swiss-Style Lathes Deliver Small in a Big Way

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

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Factory Automation Gives You Leverage

May 25, 2011

More Parts Per Hour 3 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

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The Hardinge Series of Vertical Machining Centers

May 24, 2011

Since its founding in 1922, Gosiger has aligned with the most innovative CNC manufacturers in the world. Included in this short list of brands, representing the finest names in CNC machining is Hardinge. Hardinge manufacturers an impressive line of vertical machining centers. Here are the

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Dressing Your CNC Grinders for Success

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

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CNC Milling Machines from Gosiger

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

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5-Axis CNC Machining From Gosiger

May 21, 2011

Demystifying 5-Axis 2 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

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Get CNC Lathes and a Partner with Gosiger

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

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Vertical Machining Center Can Give You the Edge You Need

May 19, 2011

Manufacturers often begin and end their research with a VMC (vertical machining center).  The VMC meets the requirements for a wide range of manufacturing processes. Often thought of as an entry level CNC machine, it offers a great return on investment in terms of speed and precision. Cost

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Swiss-Style Lathes from Gosiger

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

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CNC Grinder Supplier that Makes the Cut

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.

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5-Axis Machining Center Implementation Concerns

May 16, 2011

Demystifying 5-Axis 2 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

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New Strategies and Tools for Machining Titanium More Effectively

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

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Okuma CNC Machine: THINC Intelligently

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.

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Factory Automation Systems Using FANUC Robots

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

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Get the Winning Edge with Okuma CNC Machines

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

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Factory Automation Case Study: Fulton Precision Industries

March 25, 2011

US Mint 6Gosiger takes the time to understand all of the design issues when implementing factory automation. Factory automation increases productivity and lowers operating costs; just ask Fulton Precision Industries, Inc.

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CNC Machines Can Be the Answer

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

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Hardinge FlexC Collet Systems are Compatible With Many CNC Lathes

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

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Versatility With a 5-Axis Machining Center

February 22, 2011

Demystifying 5-Axis 3The 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

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Nomura Swiss Style Lathes Have a Handle on Vibration

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

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Using Factory Automation to Streamline Manufacturing Processes

January 24, 2011

New Call-to-action 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,

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High Performance California CNC Machines

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

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Video: Production Improvement

January 7, 2011

Gosiger Automation combines Fanuc robot and Okuma machine tool for oil coupling production improvement.

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Gosiger Named Distributor of the Year by Triumph

January 6, 2011

Gosiger Dayton Recognized for 2010 Sales Achievements

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CNC Machining Centers That Produce Results

December 27, 2010

Vertical vs. Horizontal 3CNC machining centers come in two basic types; horizontal and vertical. The difference between the two types is the orientation of the spindle. Generally speaking vertical CNC machining centers favor precise work, and are usually your

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An Okuma CNC Grinder is Waiting for You

December 24, 2010

Okuma CNC grinders offer outstanding performance and deliver great precision. Gosiger carries all three lines of Okuma CNC grinders: GI Series, GA/GP-T Series, and GA/GP-FII Series.

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More Than Just Your Ordinary CNC Lathe Distributor

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.

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Benefits of a 5 Axis Machining Center

December 16, 2010

Demystifying 5-Axis 3 With a 5 axis machining center your ability to produce highly precise, consistently similar parts is greatly enhanced. Operating on the 3 traditional axes (XYZ) with the addition of a rotating axis (C) and tilting (B) provides the

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Get Your Business Turning With CNC Lathes

December 11, 2010

CNC lathes are versatile machining tools able to work with a wide range of materials. Originally used for metal, the introduction of plastics and other composite materials has made the usage of a CNC lathe even more popular.

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CNC Machine Tools We Offer

November 29, 2010

CNC machine tools offered by Gosiger let your business realize savings in time and money. Our engineers can design the best solution for your business. We understand each company has its challenges to meet and we have the CNC machine tools to solve them.

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News on CNC Distributor

February 11, 2010

Welcome to our new Gosiger website!

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