Adapt and Conquer – Adaptive controls help CNC machines produce more parts

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It seems that with every new model of CNC lathe or mill, machine controllers get a little quicker and a whole lot smarter. Maybe they haven’t yet achieved HAL 9000 intelligence, but new controls and servosystems process data faster, enable tools to corner more quickly and simultaneously manage more axes than ever before. Some are […]

Trending to Turning: Hard Turning

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Holding a few tenths tolerance on a piece of 60-HRC steel was once the domain of expensive grinding equipment. Today, it’s no big deal. A growing number of machine shops are shoving their OD grinders into the corner and replacing them with relatively inexpensive lathes. The ability to inexpensively, accurately and quickly cut hardened steel […]