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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…

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Machinist’s Corner: Lean from 30,000 feet

Twenty years ago, I would have told you that lean was a bunch of bull…

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Financing your next machine tool

Machine tools are big-ticket items, so it’s no surprise that they’re normally…

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Toolmakers tout nonround coolant orifices

A circular shape provides multiple benefits in the machining world. For example…