Production Machining

OCT 2017

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

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17 Secure Your Company's Future with PMPA-MFG 18 PMPA Member Montague Tool and Manufacturing Finds Success in Workholding Innovation and Creativity 19 PMPA Members Save with Partnership 21 Overall Equipment Efficiency Features 32 Preparing for Lights-Out Production As manufacturers face the challenges of reducing cost-per-part while meeting quality and delivery demands, adding a workerless third shift is a tantalizing possibility. It's also a bit scary. By Kirby Gehrum and Randy Lewis, Contributors 36 Programming Considerations for Inverted Vertical Turning Since its inception, the self-loading/unloading design of inverted vertical turning machines has evolved to include multitasking operations that augment its original task of turning. is article looks at ways to optimize the programming of these machines Columns & Departments 6 Turning Point 8 My Turn 10 Information Technology 12 News 14 Precision Machining Index 24 About Your Business 42 Products 50 Marketplace 55 Ad Index 56 Last Word 29 32 40 Special Coverage ON THE COVER: 26 Touch Points on Touch Probe Measurement Tech Brief 29 Using Grinding Vs. EDM to Finish Form Tools Case In Point 40 New Centerless Grinder Keeps Shop Moving Forward OCTOBER 2017 :: Volume 17 Issue 10 ABOUT THE COVER: Using the right tool for the job is axiomatic. Likewise, choosing the right probe for a measurement and inspection application is an important consideration. CONTENTS :: 3

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