Modern Machine Shop

JAN 2018

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MMS JANUARY 2018 6 76 64 The Link Between Gaging and Tool Cost Savings A f lexible robotic part-loading and unloading system enables a small Indiana shop to boost production without a large investment. BY JULIA HIDER Beyond the machining capacity, other important factors relate to the people and the understanding of the process. BY PETER ZELINSKI J A N U A RY 2 018 N U M B ER 8 VO L U M E 9 0 What Does It Take to Succeed at Machining Hogouts? SHOP EFFICIENCY 86 68 A retired vice president of manufacturing for an oil and gas drilling equipment OEM describes the traits he looked for in potential new machining vendors as he worked to bolster the company's supply chain. BY DEREK KORN SUPPLY CHAIN COLL ABOR ATION 60 Getting an Edge on Chatter Control 70 Laser Lathes Consolidate Medical Manufacturing 82 Adding Tilt to Trunnion-Table Turning ROBOTIC LOADING An Automation System for a Job Shop Environment Machined Parts Supplier Musts and Plusses FEATURES

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