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Gisbert Ledvon

Gisbert Ledvon is the director of business development of HEIDENHAIN Corp.'s Machine Tool Division. For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN's CNC control group at or Ledvon at

Articles by Gisbert Ledvon

First-Time Right with Five Machining Technologies And Automation Down to Lot Size 1

automation, robotics, machining, machine tool, CNC control, CNC controls

First-time right (FTR) parts production with 5-axis allows metal manufacturers to quickly respond to customers’ demands. This latest trend in reshoring production also opens new markets that may not have been accessible in the past. Here are five steps to make the first part right to size and provide the advantages of FTR flexibility.

The Benefits of Jig Grinding with 5-Axis Machining

Heidenhain, jig grinding, machining center

Machine shops will remain competitive by utilizing jig grinding on a 5-axis machining center to produce complex parts that require milling and grinding surfaces. In addition to ROI, manufacturers will achieve better accuracy and productivity, among other advantages.

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