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How fabricators manage machining

March 31, 2016 | By Tim Heston

These days certain custom fabrication operations have in-house machining capabilities. How these capabilities are managed depends on a company’s location, access to talent, and customer demands. The FABRICATOR talked with managers at two custom fabricators, each of which takes a distinct approach to managing its machining operations.

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CMM Scanning System

Reducing CMM Scanning Time

March 9, 2009

A new high speed scanning system for coordinate measuring machines is achieving tremendous productivity gains. Manufacturers have retrofitted existing CMMs with the new Renscan5 system and infinite positioning REVO head from Renishaw and applied the system to speeding inspection on some of their more complex and time-consuming parts.

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Grinding Supperalloys

Productive Grinding of Superalloys

March 1, 2009

Since the early days of metallurgy, alloys have evolved to meet performance requirements.

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CNC user interface

Controlling High Speed Machining

March 1, 2009

According to Drane, high speed machining with features such as 10,000+ RPM spindles, coolant through the spindle, high speed dual-arm tool changers and rapid traverse speeds in excess of 1,000 IPM, are all typically necessary to maximize your high speed requirements. However, many ignore perhaps the most important element of a high speed machining center... the CNC system.

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SAM real time monitoring

On-Machine Expert System Permits Real-Time Monitoring

March 1, 2009

This software package bundles real-time process monitoring, remote diagnosis, troubleshooting, data recording and statistical analysis, maintenance and service monitoring - and so much more. Combined with a robust graphical interface, machine fault identification and correction are swift and easy.

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