Overcoming 3 Common Challenges With Automated Particle Counting

Facing difficulties while performing particle analysis is normal but should not be discouraging. Here are some ways to handle the most prevalent issues that can arise.

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Choosing the Right Machine for Turned and Milled Medical Parts

The medical market is known for exceptionally tight tolerances and difficult materials, which means that selecting the proper machine is necessary to ensure a job is profitable.

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The Control’s Role in Machining Complex Parts

This company that produces medical implants finds value in the CNC for its turn-mill equipment that helps speed setups and simplify programming when producing intricate parts complete.


Reinventing the Wheel with Robot-Automated CNC Multitasking

One race team discovers how to efficiently manufacture a new wheel nut design for the next-generation NASCAR stock car with the help of a CNC mill/turn and a built-in robot.


Where Micro-Laser Machining Is the Focus

A company that was once a consulting firm has become a successful micro-laser machine shop producing complex parts and features that most traditional CNC shops cannot machine.

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A Small CNC Machine Shop’s Journey to CMMC

Achieving Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) —  soon to be required to do work for the U.S. government — takes time and money. This 10-person shop takes us through some of the challenges it has faced and lessons it has learned on its CMMC voyage.


A Race to the Machined Part (Surface) Finish

To improve component finish as well as engine and gearbox performance for its customers, this racing motorcycle rebuild company uses a super-finishing process for gears and related components which is more commonly used for aerospace and jewelry applications.

What’s Ahead for the U.S. Metalworking Economy?

Although previously robust, the U.S. metalworking economy has softened in recent months. However, the overall outlook remains strong. Even a possible 2023 recession does not appear to be an obstacle to continued growth over the next few years.

Complete Cleaning/Drying of EV Battery Trays

This parts washer specifically developed to clean and dry EV battery trays has a processing time of less than 100 seconds per part and processes two battery trays per cycle.

Overcoming Challenges of Medical Device Machining with Metalworking Fluids

Implementing coolant specifically designed for medical applications and following coolant maintenance protocols can help medical device manufacturers better manage obstacles encountered in that sector.



Video Tech Brief: Dual Thread Whirling on a Swiss-Type CNC Lathe

The dual thread whirling units on Tsugami Swiss-type lathes can produce medical bone screws with two different thread leads in one setup, eliminating the need for single-point threading.

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Custom Tooling, Workholding Help Whip Rotors Into Shape

Whipple Superchargers uses unique form tools and dead-length-collet workholding for its B-axis turn-mill enabling it to create more accurate rotors for its brand of engine power-adders.


Laser Technology "Turns" into a Turning Tool

This new technology uses a laser to act as a cutting tool to "turn" parts from solid barstock. This high-speed precision turning machine is especially useful for micromachining, enabling high accuracy for small, complex parts that are often delicate and difficult to machine when implementing conventional turning processes.


Vision Metrology for Medical

Understanding best practices and the options available with vision measurement systems is particularly important when inspecting complex medical components having stringent traceability requirements.
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VIDEO: Swiss Shop’s Choice of Collets Facilitates Backworking

This Swiss shop discovered workholding collets that satisfy the needs of its very small, delicate and complex medical parts production on the subspindle, making once impossible processes not only doable but more efficient and esthetically pleasing. 


When a CNC Turn-Mill Doesn’t Turn

A shop in Big Sky Country uses a B-axis multitasking machine to produce complex, prismatic medical parts that require no turning complete from barstock.

Cutting Tool Insert Options for Turning HRSA Materials

Consideration of the types of tools used to turn heat-resistant super alloys commonly used for aerospace components is a necessary part of developing an effective machining process for those materials.

Establishing an Effective Production Process for Femoral Balls

Grinding, honing and buffing can be performed on one machine to eliminate the need for these medical implant components to run across multiple pieces of equipment.  

How Eaton Uses Metal 3D Printing

With the ability to address customer needs faster and iterate parts quickly, this metal 3D printing system is now standard within the workflow for both the engineering and toolroom teams.