Modern Machine Shop

JAN 2017

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CONNECT 14 MMS January 2017 mmsonline.com MMS CONNECT WHY FORMING A MACHINE-TOOL BUYING COMMITTEE IS A GOOD IDEA facebook.com/mmsonline There are many factors to be considered before acquiring a new machine tool, and a lot of questions have to be asked and aswered prior to select- ing the right CNC machine. With such a decision, it is important to consider how the purchase will touch all the relevant departments of a shop. Read the full story pinned to the top of our Facebook page. GUIDE TO BUYING MACHINE TOOLS techspex.com Te c h s p e x n o w h a s a K n o w l e d g e C e n te r called "Guide to Buying Machine Tools" that w i l l s h a re va l u a b l e ex p e r ti s e i nte n d e d to help machine shops make smar t decisions on their nex t machine purchases. Browse t h e a r t i c l e s a n d p r o d u c t s h o w c a s e b y v i s i t i n g s h o r t.m m s o n l i n e.c o m / te c h s p ex , a n d c h e c k b a c k i n a c o u p l e m o n t h s f o r more content. FIND OUT MORE: VISIT OUR TWITTER PAGE twitter.com/mmsonline Here is a sampling of some of our recent tweets—little bits of information in 140 characters or less. Follow us on Twitter to read more stories like these. • Editors of #AdditiveManufacturing magazine ( @AddMfgMedia ) share insights from the 2016 AM Conference: short.mmsonline.com/AM2016 • One next-step advancement for #cobots: specialized grippers from @SCHUNKINC short.mmsonline.com/schunkgrip • Fusion of #waterjet, #laser opens new #machining possibilities: short.mmsonline.com/fusion 2017 TOP SHOPS SURVEY NOW LIVE bit.ly/mmstopshops Modern Machine Shop's Top Shops benchmark- ing program is what spurred the idea to start our Top Shops LinkedIn group. The 2017 survey is now live and will run through February. It can be accessed at survey.mmsonline.com/topshops . Plus, don't forget you can find results from past surveys and numerous articles offering analysis of sur vey f indings in our Top Shops Zone at mmsonline.com/topshops . LATHE WITH Y-A XIS MOTION, ATC PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY youtube.com/mmsonlinevideos Hwacheon offers C1 series CNC lathes with Y-a xis motion and ATC-tended, "three-stack" turrets. The turret can present tools to both the main and subspindle, and includes six stations with Capto toolholder inter faces for auto tool change-out. 0 0:27 0 2:0 8

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