Machining Timeshare

By Lloyd Graff The current Fortune Magazine’s cover story is about Zipcar, the car sharing rent-by-the- hour company that is changing the way people look at car ownership in urban areas. Zipcar has outflanked Hertz and Enterprise in this fast growing segment of the rental business, though the biggies are now pushing to catch up. The Zipcar approach is […]

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How It Works – Drilling Deep

Today’s Machining World Archive: May/June 2009, Vol. 5, Issue 05 To dig a 35-foot-deep hole, you need a 35-foot drill. You’re probably accustomed to drilling holes with depths up to, say, five times their diameter, or maybe, with the latest special drills, up to 15 or even 20 times diameter. But what if you have […]

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Even Medical is Suffering

The auction market for good used CNC machinery is being overwhelmed by a rush of supply. Even CNC Swiss lathes, always in short supply, are appearing in auction brochures almost weekly. Recently a dental instrument maker, Hu-Friedy Corporation of Chicago, sold 13 late model Stars in an online sales event. The machines were in beautiful […]

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Interview with DMG’s Thorsten Schmidt

Interview by Noah Graff Today’s Machining World Archives October 2008 Volume 04 Issue 10 In 2006, at age 34, Dr. Thorsten Schmidt became a member of the Management Board responsible for Sales and Service at DMG, Germany’s largest machine tool manufacturer. Previously, he was in charge of East Coast Sales and Service at DMG’s American […]

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How It Works – Robot Loading

Today’s Machining World Archive: September 2008, Vol.4, Issue 09 Untouched by Hands Robot load/unload systems change parts quickly to help maximize spindle time. With constant pressure from customers to reduce costs, and your own need to maintain profitability – and stay in business in the face of offshore competition – consider finding a way to […]

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Auction Blog: Hardinge Cleaning House

Go Industry is handling an online sale expiring July 24, for Hardinge Corporation. Hardinge appears to be cleaning house up in Canada at the site of their former distributor in Ontario, Darbert Machinery of Mississauga. Hardinge has opted to handle the distribution of its products in Canada themselves. In Elmira the company is selling three […]

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Manufacturing Muscle : The U.S. Boom in Fitness Equipment

By Mary Ethridge Today’s Machining World Archives March 2008 Volume 04 Issue 03 Second to man’s search for the meaning of the universe may just be our quest for a beautiful body in which to navigate it. At least one would think so from hearing the siren song of infomercials promising mastery of every imaginable […]

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Shop Doc – Concentric Battle

Today’s Machining World Archive: February 2007, Vol.3, Issue 02 Dear Shop Doc, One of the most difficult applications we encounter on the shop floor is machining short parts on our CNC Swiss-type lathes. Usually there isn’t much material to grip onto with the sub-spindle. The part in question is about .100” long, but we can […]

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How It Works – Precision Thread Rolling

Today’s Machining World Archive: August 2006, Vol. 2, Issue 08 Squeezing metal into jewel-like threads At Horst Engineering & Manufacturing Co., one year old multi-axis Citizen Swiss turning centers and Eurotech multi-axis lathes pump out complete high precision machined components. They turn, they drill, they mill, and they even thread. Yet, in the same small […]

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