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Automated Boring Head Delivers Lights-Out Control of Fine Hole Making

12 Dec 2017 10:00

An app to assist machinists in finish boring was the beginning. Now, servo control allows the app’s adjustments to be made automatically, allowing the process to run unattended.

Manufacturing News of Note: December 2017

11 Dec 2017 10:00

SW North America opens a new facility to strengthen its automotive presence, Walter and Starrag focus on aviation and power turbines, and other manufacturing news.

Workforce Development at a Small Shop, Big Shop

9 Dec 2017 10:00

Learn about the tactics a small shop and a large one use to develop and retain their employees.

Industry Is Still Keeping up in Year of Strong Growth

8 Dec 2017 10:00

Although the Gardner Business Index for November 2017 moved lower, its average for the year is still at a five-year high.

A Checklist for Gaging Devices

7 Dec 2017 10:00

Don’t assume your gage is correct just because it has a calibration sticker. If it hasn’t been in frequent use, follow a measurement checklist to make sure.

Machining Module Automates 3D-Printed Part Removal

6 Dec 2017 10:00

Metal 3D-printed parts require machining to remove them from the build plate. A module that integrates a band saw and milling spindle automates this process.

Quality Control Drives Machining Strategies

4 Dec 2017 10:00

The December 2017 digital edition of Modern Machine Shop covers topics such as coordinate measuring machines and scanning, the Capital Spending Forecast and dry grinding.

Vortex Tubes Put a Cool Spin on Dry Machining

1 Dec 2017 10:00

This technology offers an alternative to traditional liquid coolants by providing a clean stream of air as cold as -30°F to cool cutters and workpieces during machining.

Laser Lathes Consolidate Medical Manufacturing

30 Nov 2017 10:00

Laser cutting and welding capability can make Swiss-type lathes an ideal complement to equipment that hasn’t traditionally shared space with production machinery.  

DMG MORI Presents Davis Technology Days

29 Nov 2017 10:00

Attendees saw the U.S. premier of two five-axis machining centers. They also saw vertical machining centers and the company’s advanced machine tool factory. 

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