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Home / Issues / September 2015

September 2015

Up for Grabs

With Video

Guest columnist Dean Dueck of Vidir explains how the rack and pinion drives, simplified controls architecture and ergonomic loading/unloading design of the latest generation of automated vertical lifts for sheet metal storage enable smaller shops to improve safety and minimize downtime.

Guest columnist Dean Dueck of Vidir explains how the rack and pinion...

Wire EDM Maintenance

With Video

Many items must be properly addressed to keep a wire EDM machine in top operating order for the best productivity and reliability. Reviewing these on a regular basis ensures that the machine it being properly maintained as a proactive preventive measure.

Many items must be properly addressed to keep a wire EDM machine...

Gaining Efficiencies by Increasing Welding Wire Size

With Video

The time and energy it takes to make the conversion from smaller-diameter wire to a larger one could save countless hours and improve quality. Here are several initial steps that are necessary to make the conversion.

The time and energy it takes to make the conversion from smaller-diameter...

Sneak Preview: FABTECH 2015

With Video

To help you make plans for attending, here is a sneak peek at some of the equipment that will be exhibited on the show floor of North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event November 9-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

To help you make plans for attending, here is a sneak peek...

Automatic Bending Cells for Automotive Parts

With Video

Automatic bending cells simplify the manufacturing process, offer a high degree of occupational safety, withstand nonstop operation effortlessly, and increase productivity of hollow profiles for body and chassis construction, exhaust gas technology and other applications demanded by the automotive industry.

Automatic bending cells simplify the manufacturing process, offer a high degree of...

The Largest All-Electric Tube Bending Machine Ever

With Video

An ultra-powerful all-electric pipe bender starts operations at a U.S. shipbuilder that supplies nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines to the U.S. Navy.

An ultra-powerful all-electric pipe bender starts operations at a U.S. shipbuilder that...

Tube Machining

With Video

This transfer machine uses a CNC servo driven spindle and slide components to cut extremely difficult and challenging large and long OD threads on steel tubing parts used in the HVAC component industry.

This transfer machine uses a CNC servo driven spindle and slide components...

Tube & Pipe Fabrication Equipment

With Video

Here is some of the latest equipment now available to help shops cut their operating costs and monitor their tube and pipe fabrication process better than ever.

Here is some of the latest equipment now available to help shops...

Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show

WIMTS helps to keep shops competitive by enabling them to stay on top of the latest technologies and processes and introducing them to the latest innovations that take manufacturing to the next level.

WIMTS helps to keep shops competitive by enabling them to stay on...

Fair Market Value or $1 Buyout Lease?

With Video

For small to mid-sized job shops that are looking to acquire equipment, financing provides a way for them to preserve their capital, in addition to numerous other benefits. Here are five questions they must answer to determine the appropriate leasing option for their operation. 

For small to mid-sized job shops that are looking to acquire equipment,...

Soft Wired: Cutting High Taper Angles with Wire EDM

With Video

The ability to accurately and efficiently machine taper cuts using soft wire has opened up new areas of opportunity for moldmakers in aerospace, medical, electronics and other applications. Here are some ways to overcome the challenges faced when cutting high taper angles. 

The ability to accurately and efficiently machine taper cuts using soft wire...

High Quality Extension Die Grinders

These .4 hp Extension Die Grinders from Dynabrade are ideal for efficient work within long pipes, castings, and other places where an extended reach is needed.

These .4 hp Extension Die Grinders from Dynabrade are ideal for efficient...

How to Win at Titanium Machining

With Video

Machine builder Fives Cincinnati discovers how an innovative spindle connection key can achieve new levels of metal removal on industry-leading “super-profiler” operations.

Machine builder Fives Cincinnati discovers how an innovative spindle connection key can achieve...

Wire EDM Maintenance

With Video

Many items must be properly addressed to keep a wire EDM machine in top operating order for the best productivity and reliability. Reviewing these on a regular basis ensures that the machine it being properly maintained as a proactive preventive measure.

Many items must be properly addressed to keep a wire EDM machine...

Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show

WIMTS helps to keep shops competitive by enabling them to stay on top of the latest technologies and processes and introducing them to the latest innovations that take manufacturing to the next level.

WIMTS helps to keep shops competitive by enabling them to stay on...

Fair Market Value or $1 Buyout Lease?

With Video

For small to mid-sized job shops that are looking to acquire equipment, financing provides a way for them to preserve their capital, in addition to numerous other benefits. Here are five questions they must answer to determine the appropriate leasing option for their operation. 

For small to mid-sized job shops that are looking to acquire equipment,...

Twin Spindles with Individual Machining Zones

With Video

Ideal for small automotive parts that are typically made within 60 seconds, Tongtai MT lathes from Absolute Machine Tools is designed for precision turning, high production volume, automatic production, and insertion into mass-production lines.

Ideal for small automotive parts that are typically made within 60 seconds,...

High Speed Vertical Turning Lathe for Heavy-Duty Cutting

With Video

The TUE-100 vertical turning lathe from Toshiba showcases the highest rapid rate available in its class with feed rates up to 2,000 mm/min that reduce cycle times and increase productivity.

The TUE-100 vertical turning lathe from Toshiba showcases the highest rapid rate...

Single-Pass Taper Threading of Pipe

With Video

A LOC650 horizontal lathe from Okuma uses Thread Chaser inserts from Seco Tools to accurately thread oil coupling pipe in a cycle time of less than one minute.

A LOC650 horizontal lathe from Okuma uses Thread Chaser inserts from Seco...

Automated Multitasking Turning Center Cell

With Video

The Lathe JobShop Cell from Methods Machine Tools features the new Nakamura-Tome AS-200 High Performance Multitasking Turning Center that is ideal for job shops wanting to incorporate automation in their turning operations.

The Lathe JobShop Cell from Methods Machine Tools features the new Nakamura-Tome...

Multi-Tasking Turning Center for Heavy Cutting in Demanding Jobs

With Video

The L2100SY multi-tasking wedge type Y-axis CNC turning center from Hyundai WIA uses a high-precision spindle with elevated resistance to heat distortion for high accuracy in heavy duty cutting of demanding jobs.

The L2100SY multi-tasking wedge type Y-axis CNC turning center from Hyundai WIA uses...

Vertical Lathe Series for Automotive Parts

With Video

Single spindle and twin spindle vertical CNC lathes from Hwacheon are ideal for reducing cutting times in the mass production of brake discs, brake drums, hubs, valves and other automotive parts. 

Single spindle and twin spindle vertical CNC lathes from Hwacheon are ideal...

Multi-Purpose Vertical Turning Centers

With Video

A great value for job shops and OEMs alike, the new Giddings & Lewis V Series vertical turning centers from Fives is ideal for machining wide ranges of pumps, valves, gears, bearings, compressors, wheel hubs, jet engine housings and more.

A great value for job shops and OEMs alike, the new Giddings...

Turning Centers Provide Competitive Edge

With Video

Compact, easy to operate Puma GT2100 series turning centers from Doosan are ideal for roughing, finishing, castings, grooving, threading, peck drilling and more.

Compact, easy to operate Puma GT2100 series turning centers from Doosan are...

Turn Complex Parts Efficiently

With Video

The Sprint 20|5 automatic lathe from DMG MORI is ideal for machining simple to medium complexity parts from bar for medical, automotive electronics, and fluid and hydraulic applications. 

The Sprint 20|5 automatic lathe from DMG MORI is ideal for machining simple...

Portable Magnetic Drill Increases Productivity

With Video

The completely redesigned HMD904 Magnetic Drill from Hougen adds major improvements and more features to its powerful performance, lightweight size, small footprint and hole capacity.

The completely redesigned HMD904 Magnetic Drill from Hougen adds major improvements and...

Gaining Efficiencies by Increasing Welding Wire Size

With Video

The time and energy it takes to make the conversion from smaller-diameter wire to a larger one could save countless hours and improve quality. Here are several initial steps that are necessary to make the conversion.

The time and energy it takes to make the conversion from smaller-diameter...

The Next Big Thing in Sheet Metal Fabrication

With Video

The competitive advantages of laser welding are generating all sorts of excitement as new advancements have minimized the initial investment required and offer a more affordable entry for job shops. 

The competitive advantages of laser welding are generating all sorts of excitement...

To LED or Not to LED?

With Video

When deciding whether LEDs are a fit for your shop, take a moment to set the energy-efficiency debate aside and consider these factors. 

When deciding whether LEDs are a fit for your shop, take a...

Save Thousands with a Simple $30 Test

Most shops don’t think about machinery fluids and lubricants until they have a problem. Then the machine tool goes down, production is lost, parts fail . . . here’s how a little maintenance can go a long way.

Most shops don’t think about machinery fluids and lubricants until they have...

Getting a Better Grip on Toolholding Systems

With Video

This precision machine shop discovered the many ways that balancing and heat shrinking their toolholders gives them repeatable and predictive results in machining aluminum components for aircraft.

This precision machine shop discovered the many ways that balancing and heat...

Roll with the Punches

With Video

These punch and die sets can be great tools to help your shop reduce the cost of sheet metal fabrication.

These punch and die sets can be great tools to help your...

Advanced Inspection Systems

With Video

A review of some of the new technologies and latest innovations in metrology now being used for testing and measurement.

A review of some of the new technologies and latest innovations in...
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