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Big CNC Machines Bring Big Rewards

Big CNC Machines Bring Big Rewards

In 2011 Alliance Innovative Manufacturing chose the path less taken by making a strategic shift into large-part manufacturing. They went BIG. While the transformation was a big undertaking it’s also brought them big rewards in just three years. Now armed with two Okuma VTM-200YBs and a new MCR-A5CII double column machining center, jobs “sell themselves” because of the unique CNC machine capabilities they have, and also because they’ve proven themselves to be reliable and efficient. more

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Prevent Chatter On Your CNC Lathe With Okuma’s HSSC and VSST

Prevent Chatter On Your CNC Lathe With Okuma’s HSSC and VSST

Eliminating harmonics, which can produce tool chatter or poor surface finish, is critical for maximizing productivity. Harmonic Spindle Speed Control (HSSC) and Variable Spindle Speed Threading (VSST) are functions built into Okuma’s THINC-OSP CNC control that are highly effective harmonics problem solvers that help prevent chatter either automatically by allowing for manual RPM changes. HSSC and VSST are particularly useful when machining parts with high L/D ratios, thin-walled parts, or thin-walled parts with threads. more

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Your Personal Brand (It’s More Important Than You Think)

Your Personal Brand (It’s More Important Than You Think)

I’m not a marketing expert, but I do know that “personal brand” is something every manufacturing engineer should pay attention to. By this I mean: what do you stand for, in the eyes of your customers and colleagues? What if I told you there’s a way you can separate yourself from the pack, and create a name for yourself that instantly communicates your level of knowledge, your credibility and your dedication to excellence?

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Partners in THINC eNews | July 15, 2014