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Manufacturing Engineering: June 2021

The June 2021 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
Absolute Machine Tools’ eight-axis Nexturn PYII series has a second Y axis, up to eight sub-spindle tools, and a maximum of 27 tools in total. Additional tooling options allow more live tools to be used on both the main and sub spindles for complex and intricate part geometries.

Swiss-Style Machines Simplified

May 13, 2021
Stressed out at the thought of programming, operating, or owning a Swiss-style CNC lathe? Chill out. It’s easier than you think.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
The new DANOBAT CG grinding an electric motor shaft. With wheel speeds of 80 m/s (16,000 sfpm) the machine boosts productivity up to 20 percent.

Taking on the Tough Stuff

May 14, 2021
Better wheels and more capable machines add to grinding’s edge on tough materials
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
The six-axis workhead of the Rollomatic GrindSmart 830XW. The machine uses both hydrostatic guideways and linear motors.

Digital Advances Boost Tool Grinding Technology

May 17, 2021
Sure, grinding equipment itself is getting better— but so is all the technology surrounding it.
Michael Anderson
By Michael C. Anderson Contributing Lead Editor
An operator loads a toolholder onto a Hines balancing machine, which shows imbalance displayed on the computer.

Tool Balancing: When and Why

May 18, 2021
Properly balancing one's tools can pay big dividends.
Geoff Giordano
By Geoff Giordano Contributing Editor, SME Media

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