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Lathes

A lathe is a basic two-axis machine tool that consists of a headstock with spindle, a chuck for holding the part, a lathe bed, carriage and cross-slide, tool turret and tailstock. The workpiece is loaded into the chuck and rotated while a cutting tool moves across it for specific cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, contouring, facing and other turning operations.

Acquiring Complex Machined Parts in the “No Bid Zone”

Pharmaceutical equipment builders demand machined components with such ultra-high tolerances and complexity that many precision shops must pass on jobs that are simply too difficult or beyond their capability. Who can they turn to?

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Acquiring Complex Machined Parts in the “No Bid Zone”

Pharmaceutical equipment builders demand machined components with such ultra-high tolerances and complexity that many precision shops must pass on jobs that are simply too difficult or beyond their capability. Who can they turn to?

Pharmaceutical equipment builders demand machined components with such ultra-high tolerances and complexity...

Rebuilding American Manufacturing, One Veteran at a Time

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A perfect storm: One million veterans leave the service every five years as a projected two million manufacturing jobs go unfilled in the U.S. over the next decade due to lack of skilled labor. Take a closer look at how veterans are forging new careers in metalworking through Workshops for Warriors – and how manufacturers can put skin in the game with support.

A perfect storm: One million veterans leave the service every five years...

Going Deep: Oil and Gas

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As the oil and gas industry explores new technology to innovate, minimize costs, and help contribute to achieving a lower-emissions environment, equipment and parts suppliers must dig deep to find ways to reduce their costs, improve their delivery times and increase component quality. Here are some of the latest machine tools and other equipment that can help them get the job done.

As the oil and gas industry explores new technology to innovate, minimize...

Making Step Changes in Productivity

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Take a closer look at how these two British suppliers to the oil and gas industry are investing in advanced machining technologies to speed up production, reduce operating costs, ensure higher part quality, and future-proof their manufacturing capabilities to further increase the confidence of their customers.

Take a closer look at how these two British suppliers to the...

Heavy Machining for Even Heavier Lifting

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This heavy duty lathe removes an amazing 600 kg of material from a 1,400 kg solid steel billet in less than 4.5 hours, leaving a finished and fully machined cylinder body weighing only 800 kg.

This heavy duty lathe removes an amazing 600 kg of material from a...
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Affordable, Compact Drilling and Tapping Centers

The Tongtai VTX series from Absolute Machine Tools provide speeds up to 2,362 ipm in all axes and acceleration of 1.2 g. Two types of high-speed automatic tool-changing systems are available.

The Tongtai VTX series from Absolute Machine Tools provide speeds up to...

Laser Deposition Welding Combined with 5-Axis Milling for Large Parts

A new machine size in powder nozzle technology, DMG MORI’s Lasertec 3D hybrid is designed for the additive manufacture of complex prototypes and small series parts as well as component repair and coating. It enables additive manufacturing and CNC milling on one machine – for 3D components in finished part quality.

A new machine size in powder nozzle technology, DMG MORI’s Lasertec 3D hybrid...

Quick, Easy Gang Slide Tool Changeovers on Swiss Lathes

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To minimize machine downtime and provide operator safety, Hydraulic Chucks for Swiss lathes from BIG KAISER are tool holders that use a single wrench for a quick and easy change of the cutting tools on a gang slide.

To minimize machine downtime and provide operator safety, Hydraulic Chucks for Swiss...
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