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Shop Solutions: Modified Vises Put Clamps on Product Changeover

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

12/1/2014

Cox Machine Inc. (Wichita, KS) has adopted a new workholding setup for machining 44 different parts continuously without requiring changeover. Quantities and sizes for the aerospace structural components range from the size of a deck of cards to a 6" (152.4-mm) vise. Previous setup methods on a pair of Haas VF-2YT machining centers took up to an hour per job. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Coolant-Through Retrofit for Deep Crosshole Drilling



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

12/1/2014

Columbus Hydraulics Co. is a hydraulics cylinder designer and manufacturer for applications ranging from fire trucks to agricultural equipment, railroad track laying systems to earth-moving machinery. Since 1952, the company has mastered a number of challenging part-machining operations. Full Article

Shop Solutions: In-Process Gaging Supports Grinding at the Limit



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

12/1/2014

Swiss company Polymeca AG enjoys an excellent reputation within its industry for precision grinding. At its headquarters in Heerbrugg, it manufactures products such as axle systems for theodolites with press fits that have an accuracy of up to 0.001 mm. “In fully automated grinding centers, sophisticated process metrology is required to achieve these narrow tolerances,” said Markus Petschnig, managing director. Full Article

Best Practices for Robotic Welding



Tom Whitter, Technical Support Specialist, Tregaskiss, Division of ITW Welding

10/1/2014

The cost to implement welding automation can be substantial, requiring companies to plan out the purchase carefully and to justify the expenditure to the appropriate financial or management personnel. The payback on the investment, however, can be equally beneficial. Full Article

Shop Solutions: Getting into Five-Axis with CAM Programming



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

11/1/2014

Hytech Machine transitioned in two short years from a G-code based CNC shop to a CAM-centric operation with five-axis capabilities. Out in the woodsy surroundings of Anderson, SC, the 22-employee job shop is leveraging its newly established CAD, CAM, and five-axis machining capabilities to satisfy a wide range of customers in the automotive, electrical device, heavy equipment, and many other industries. Full Article

Shop Solutions: CNC Retrofit Improves Job Shop Performance



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

11/1/2014

Major Tool & Machine (MTM: Indianapolis, IN) is a large job shop, producing precision milled and turned hardware throughout the company’s 500,000 ft2 (46,451 m2) Indiana facility for mission critical, one-off projects for leading aerospace, energy, nuclear, and defense companies. According to owner and CEO Steve Weyreter, MTM started with an aggressive retrofit strategy. Full Article

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