Vol. 63 Nbr. 7, October 1997
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- Automating tool grinding for productivity and flexibility.
- Calibration services: how to prepare for an on-site visit.
- Circular interpolation: programming partial arcs and angle moves.
- Efforts get streamlined by reverse engineering.
- Hard surfacing gives metals another chance.
- HMCs get the manual treatment; pallet shuttle system slashes setup times.
- ISO9000/QS-9000 registration audit - what to expect.
- Measurement tools rely on quality marking.
- Mini-flex system doubles machine output; manual pallet changers proved themselves on VMCs.
- Outsourcing pressures spur suppliers to grow; gainsharing seen as the best way to compete.
- Reno-area fabricator hits jackpot with laser FMS.
- Rotary tables deliver the goods; Hirth gear provides precision movement.
- That's a balanced budget?
- The wheel of fortune spins Hydromat's way; new products, expansion match sustained growth.
- Tooling for press brakes: unlocking this key to productivity.
- Turret press tooling climbs on board: punch/die changer boosts capacity to 224 tools.
- Workhandling can make or break it; fast, flexible systems answer needs of near-net-shape turning.