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October 2017 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Measurement & Inspection

16 Oct 2017 09:00

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on software and instruments used in part measurement and inspection.

3 Types of Insights from Used Oil Analysis (UOA)

14 Oct 2017 09:00

Monitoring the condition of lubricants through UOA helps machine shops glean critical insights that can limit downtime and keep equipment running.

Video: High Production Rate on VMCs Using Robotic Automation

13 Oct 2017 09:00

This “Twin Cell” system uses one robot to deliver work into the cell and another robot to load both of the machines. The choice to remove machine doors enables faster load/unload time between machining cycles.

Management Style

12 Oct 2017 09:00

Lead by example. How you choose to handle problems in your shop is critical to both your success as a manager and the success of your business.

What If You Don’t Have a Torque Wrench?

11 Oct 2017 09:00

This device ensures that ER collets are torqued to the proper value using any type of wrench.

Investment Casting Builds Lightweight Airplane Seat Frames

10 Oct 2017 09:00

The frames could have been 3D printed in metal, but for economic production, investment casting proved to be the best option.

Manufacturing News of Note: October 2017

9 Oct 2017 09:00

Industry technology partnerships, a management buyout, and other industry news.

Testing Job Applicants for CNC Proficiency

7 Oct 2017 09:00

The best way to confirm prior experience is with formal assessments of knowledge and ability.

Help Your Customers’ Engineers, Help Yourself

6 Oct 2017 09:00

Here’s a way to clearly show how your shop’s design for manufacturability advice is helping your customers and, perhaps more importantly, your customers’ engineers.

Buying an HMC: Tooling and Workholding Considerations

5 Oct 2017 09:00

Is it time to move up to an HMC? Let’s look at tooling- and workholding-related concerns that those interested in acquiring an HMC will want to keep in mind.

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