Production Machining

JUN 2018

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

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Features ON THE COVER: 28 The Biggest Bang for Your Automation Buck Bar feeders are the primary automation option for the precision turned parts shop. Selecting the best bar feeder for the applica- tion is important for maximizing the production benefits of this technology. Contributed by Raymond Varady 32 Working with In-House Integration When it comes to envisioning, engineering and integrating automation systems for its shop floor, this Ohio shop chooses to tap its internal resources to get the job done. is article looks at how the shop successfully implemented in-house integration to help make it a better business. By Chris Koepfer Columns & Departments 6 Turning Point 8 My Turn 10 Information Technology 12 News 22 Precision Machining Index 24 About Your Business 40 Products 43 Marketplace 47 Ad Index 48 Last Word 26 32 36 Tech Brief 26 Rotational Turning Bypasses Grinding Special Coverage 36 Cleanliness Compliance is Critical for Automotive Suppliers JUNE 2018 :: Volume 18 Issue 6 ABOUT THE COVER: Automation is becoming increasingly vital for both large and small manufacturers. The bar feeder is the natural starting point for turning operations. Knowing how to leverage this technology opens doors for further investment. 15 National Technical Conference Recap: Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist 16 PMPA Member American Micro Inc. Finds Success in Diverse Product Offerings and Strong Customer Relationships 17 4 Steps to Gain Control of Inbound Shipping 19 5 Ways Fine Austenitic Grain Size Affects a Machine Shop CONTENTS :: 3

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