Besides having stand-alone machines remanufactured, today's companies also want them tied into existing plant automation.
Intelligent NC captures the user's knowledge of the machine process and recognizes the appropriate machining strategies.
One remanufacturing shop keeps a familiar machine-tool name going.
Although the companies in this year's top 15 are fairly familiar, the order in which they appear might be a surprise.
Software-based CNC provides data in real-time without operator intervention.
Finance companies comment on the advantages and give advice about leasing capital equipment.
This year's IMTS will spotlight technology advances in a wide range of metalworking machines.
Industry executives address issues and trends in the tooling industry.
The postwar boom of the 1940s and 50s fueled growth in the machine-tool business and hastened the pace of technological advances.
Electronic controls changed how companies cut metal.