Machining / Cutting


Phuchit | Dreamstime
Five-axis cutting, up close.


Machining / Cutting

What’s So Hard About Grinding?

Nov. 30, 2023
Hard-coated brake disks are the answer to one problem – emerging regulations on automotive particulate emissions – but those products and how to produce them are presenting a ...
Mazak MegaStir
Mazak MegaStir-patented ultra-hard diamond tipped FSW pin tools deliver higher performance, longer tool life and superior weld quality.
New Products

FSW Joining for MTM/Hybrid Machining

Oct. 19, 2023
Dynamic holders support legacy multitasking machines, while intelligent holders provide connectivity for process feedback, and diamond-tipped tools enhance FSW performance and...
Andreyi Armiagov | Dreamstime
Robotic arm in an automated production cell.

2023 Robot Installations Strong but Slow

Oct. 16, 2023
Forecast calls for a 7% rise in new installations – 590,000 units worldwide – but in the U.S. new orders have dropped, apparently due to inflation and interest rates that have...
The Mazak VARIAXIS i-800 NEO vertical machining center.
New Products

More Functionality for Five-Axis VMC

Oct. 12, 2023
The Variaxis i-800 NEO vertical is enhanced with a new CNC that allows the five-axis machine to achieve faster machining cycle times, with expanded workpiece capacities and more...
Alexander Tolstykh | Dreamstime
CNC milling.

Some Bright Spots for Machine Tool Demand

Oct. 11, 2023
New orders for machine tools rose 16% from July to August, but the market remains largely dependent on consumer demand, and vulnerable to factors that may undermine consumer spending...


Siemens Inc.
0 Siemens True Die Us Bcode 800

Toolpaths to Success

Nov. 11, 2021
New machining technology and a new CNC control are helping a mold-and-die shop define a new path forward and contribute to the future of the toolmaking trade.
German Machine Tools of America
Interior view of the German Machine Tools of America Profilator 300-V gear-cutting machine.
New Products

Modular Inverted Vertical Gear Cutting

Sept. 14, 2023
Compact machine with one/two spindles is individually configurable for various machining processes –scudding, hobbing, cycloidal milling, pointing, chamfering, and deburring.
The Starrag EcoSpeed F 1540 has 120-kW / 30,000-rpm spindle with a maximum feed of 1,968 inches per minute.
Machining / Cutting

Speed, Power, Flexibility for Large Parts

Sept. 14, 2023
Simulations indicating aluminum aerospace parts could be milled twice as fast directed a Michigan shop to a Starrag machine with a wide work envelope, large tool magazine, high...
Siemens Industry
A typical aerospace part produced by Honeycutt Manufacturing.
Automation and Robotics

Aerospace Shop Drives More Business

Sept. 7, 2023
First came a single, five-axis universal machine, and then more, plus onboard CNC control, ... reducing cycle time by 50% and tooling costs by 60% for a Seattle-area job shop....
Kurt Workholding
Kurt TL6CSP TriLock vise with CarveSmart jaws quickly changes between three vise styles.
New Products

One Vice - Different Sizes, Configurations

Aug. 24, 2023
The TriLock quickly transforms from a single vise to one with three different styles, with fully integrated quick-change jaws.