Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2017

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48 MMS December 2017 SHOP TALK Mr. Cope says he wrote the book because the adoption of five-sided machining processes is the most efficient way for job shops to instantly increase productivity and profitability. While there are other books about five-axis CNC technolo- gies, he saw a need to write a book specifically for machinists. "I've always seen myself as a machinist first and wrote this book with the intention of educat- ing machinists and shop owners on the value of f i v e - a x i s m a c h i n i n g because I truly believe i t is th e f u tu re of o u r industr y and the most efficient way to produce parts," he says. "Making the transition to f ive- sided machining on a five-axis CNC machine solves many of the prob- l e m s s o m a ny s h o p s face: finding qualified machinists (the sk ills gap); excessive setup costs due to inefficiency; and reacting to pressure from customers, both pr icing pre s sure a nd delivery pressure. To be blunt, five-a xis saves time and money." Mr. C op e ex pla ins how five-axis machining addresses these issues: "Since time is money in our industr y, five-a xis makes each part more profitable. It offsets the skills gap issue because you can do more with fewer machines, which means you won't need to find as many skilled employees. The technol- ogy makes the process more ef f icient, which means shops increase productivit y because HURCO ENGINEER PUBLISHES BOOK ON FIVE-SIDED MACHINING Hurco Product Technical Specialist Michael Cope has published "The Power of Five: The Definitive Guide to 5-A xis Machining," a 78-page book released in September at the Top Shops Confer- ence in Indianapolis, Indiana. Those interested in the book can find more information and the option to purchase it at . Time-tested technology and turnkey solutions designed to provide ultimate productivity for the modern manufacturer. FOR PROVEN SOLUTIONS TAILORED TO YOU, TRUST MURATEC. PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY 866.466.8570 MW80GT TWIN SPINDLE CNC TURNING CENTER MT100 TWIN OPPOSING SPINDLE CNC TURNING CENTER MW120GEX TWIN SPINDLE CNC TURNING CENTER

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