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Tabletop tool sharpeners

Just how big is the change that has come to tool-sharpening equipment…

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The Knee Mill: Still Standing

The design of the knee mill goes back to 1936, when Rudolph Bannow’s…

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Shop Operations: Workholder setup reduction

Setup reduction should be the goal of any machine shop. The need to reduce…

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6 tips for improving turning operations

Lathe machinists have always had it tough. There’s the risk of cut fingers that comes with…

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Hybrid machine tools for moldmakers

The advantages of combining additive manufacturing with finish-machining processes…

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Machine Technology: To extend or not to extend?

When purchasing consumer products, most of us quickly decide to pass on…

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Broaching a blind keyway with an inserted tool

Being able to broach a blind keyway while keeping the part on the same CNC…

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Workholding: Secured by suction

For those who’ve dismissed vacuum workholding as too inflexible or risky to…

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Machine Technology: Alternatives to hand-feeding machines

To stay competitive, a growing number of parts manufacturers are opting to…

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Tips, techniques for nonperpendicular holemaking

We called them “submarines.” Tough, 17-4 PH stainless steel forgings shaped…