Production Machining

OCT 2018

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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17 Change in Demand: Time to Change Your Thinking 18 PMP Technical Member bsolute Machine Tools Finds Success in its Flexible and Innovative Product Line 21 Glossary of Basic Gaging Terminology Feature 30 utomation in High-Mix, Lo-Volume Turning pplications Turning shops are familiar with automation for high-volume work, but the shifting landscape to smaller batch sizes has created new challenges. Contributed by Al Youngwerth Special Coverage 34 Lights-Out Operation Enables ork/Life Balance Overwhelmed with too much work, a former salesman in the machining industry started his own business, purchasing and installing production machines that allow him to run lights-out production and, consequently, see his family more. Edited by Chris Koepfer Columns & Departments 6 Turning Point 8 My Turn 10 Information Technology 12 Nes 24 Precision Machining Index 26 bout Your Business 38 Products 45 Marketplace 47 d Index 48 Last ord 28 30 34 Tech Brief ON THE COVER: 28 10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Grinding Machine Case In Point 36 Siss-Type Lathe Helps Medical Shop chieve Higher Precision OCTOBER 2018 :: Volume 18 Issue 10 BOUT THE COVER: hen a shop invests a lot of money into a machine tool, it strives to maximize the benefits. Our cover story this month provides a list of procedures to ensure efficient grinding operations. CONTENTS productionmachining.com :: 3

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