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A New Turning Process Enables Cutting “In Reverse”

Originally titled ‘Turning Takes a New Direction’ A methodology for cutting in both directions on a CNC lathe promises to make turning a much more productive operation in certain applications.

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Making Mountains out of Mold Steel—Literally

When graphite molds wouldn’t cut it for a manufacturer of hand-blown drinking glasses…

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Machining and Fabrication Teams are Different—Here Is How to Manage Them

The leaders of a company providing both job-shop-type machining and fabrication of custom structures…

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Coolant’s Impact on Face Milling Aluminum

Testing shows that understanding the interplay among cutting speed…

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Workholding Basics: When to Use a Diaphragm Chuck

The accuracy and repeatability of these chucks make them well-suited…

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Applications Advance for Solid Ceramic End Mills

All they need is speed! Tools for roughing nickel-based alloys can be used…

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Machine-Tending Robot Hits on Three Automation Trends

A new robotic loading system features a collaborative design, intuitive programming and…

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Part-Probing Possibilities for EDM

Probing options for electrical discharge machining equipment range from…

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Fiber Laser Markers Do Much, Much More

Fiber laser technology is not just for marking—used properly, it can…

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Additive Manufacturing Belongs in a Machine Shop

A fourth-generation family machine shop integrates metal additive manufacturing as…