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  22. <title>Drill Selection 101: How to Pick the Right Drill?</title>
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  26. <pubDate>Wed, 15 May 2024 18:10:48 +0000</pubDate>
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  33. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/machine-shop-talk/drill-selection-101-how-to-pick-the-right-drill/" data-wpel-link="internal">Drill Selection 101: How to Pick the Right Drill?</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  36. <p>What kind of drill should you use, and what should you be using for the application? If you’re a new machinist, it can feel intimidating with all of the options to pick from and the factors at play.<br />
  37. In this episode of Practical Machinist’s MACHINE SHOP TALK, Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine &amp; Tool is back with a beginner’s crash course on drill selection to help make that process easier!</p>
  38. <p>What are YOUR favorite drills to use? Let us know in the comments below!</p>
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  45. <title>When Aerospace Machining Becomes a Family Business &#124; WBM Machines Shop Tour</title>
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  49. <pubDate>Fri, 10 May 2024 19:27:08 +0000</pubDate>
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  55. <description><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-14-700x394.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-14-700x394.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-14-250x141.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-14-768x432.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-14-120x68.jpg 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-14.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" />We're touring Wilson Brothers Machines, a family-operated shop where every tool has a...</p>
  56. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/machine-shop-tours/when-aerospace-machining-becomes-a-family-business-wbm-machines-shop-tour/" data-wpel-link="internal">When Aerospace Machining Becomes a Family Business | WBM Machines Shop Tour</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  59. <p>We&#8217;re touring Wilson Brothers Machines, a family-operated shop where every tool has a story, and precision is a family tradition! Get ready to be amazed by their extensive collection of gauges, meticulously organized to ensure the highest quality in every job!<br />
  60. Specializing in custom fabricating and prototyping, this CNC machine shop serves the aerospace, oil &amp; gas, and military &amp; defense industries with unmatched quality and dedication.</p>
  61. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/machine-shop-tours/when-aerospace-machining-becomes-a-family-business-wbm-machines-shop-tour/" data-wpel-link="internal">When Aerospace Machining Becomes a Family Business | WBM Machines Shop Tour</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  67. <title>8 ULTRA CHEAP Tools to Improve Your Inspection Process!</title>
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  71. <pubDate>Wed, 08 May 2024 18:07:23 +0000</pubDate>
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  77. <description><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/METROLOGY-LAB-Thumbnails-4-700x394.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/METROLOGY-LAB-Thumbnails-4-700x394.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/METROLOGY-LAB-Thumbnails-4-250x141.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/METROLOGY-LAB-Thumbnails-4-768x432.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/METROLOGY-LAB-Thumbnails-4-120x68.jpg 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/METROLOGY-LAB-Thumbnails-4.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" />Adam from Sentinel 3D Scanning shares eight cost-effective tools, each under $15, that can significantly enhance...</p>
  78. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/the-metrology-lab/8-cheap-tools-to-improve-your-inspection-process/" data-wpel-link="internal">8 ULTRA CHEAP Tools to Improve Your Inspection Process!</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  81. <p>Adam from Sentinel 3D Scanning shares eight cost-effective tools, each under $15, that can significantly enhance your inspection workflows. Whether you&#8217;re dealing with small, intricate parts or need quick and dirty solutions on the fly, these tools offer practical, budget-friendly options.<br />
  82. Adam also explains the unique benefits of each tool and shares personal insights on how they can optimize your inspection processes. From ensuring stability with Blu-Tack to the practicality of using gauge blocks for spontaneous measurement checks, this video is packed with valuable tips.</p>
  83. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/the-metrology-lab/8-cheap-tools-to-improve-your-inspection-process/" data-wpel-link="internal">8 ULTRA CHEAP Tools to Improve Your Inspection Process!</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  89. <title>Thread Milling Primer</title>
  90. <link>https://www.practicalmachinist.com/cnc-machining/thread-milling-primer/</link>
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  93. <pubDate>Mon, 06 May 2024 15:27:14 +0000</pubDate>
  94. <category><![CDATA[CNC Machining]]></category>
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  98. <description><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-700x301.png" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-700x301.png 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-250x108.png 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-768x330.png 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-120x52.png 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-360x155.png 360w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1.png 1125w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" />Thread milling can be a complex and challenging application for many, as it requires relatively complex programming and expensive tools. Because of that, many people opt for...</p>
  99. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/cnc-machining/thread-milling-primer/" data-wpel-link="internal">Thread Milling Primer</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  101. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-700x301.png" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-700x301.png 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-250x108.png 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-768x330.png 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-120x52.png 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1-360x155.png 360w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Featured-Image-1.png 1125w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" /><p>Thread milling is a machining process used to produce threads in holes or on the external surfaces of a workpiece. It involves cutting a thread using a unique milling cutter that moves in a helical path. Thread milling can be a complex and challenging application for many, as it requires relatively complex programming and expensive tools. Because of that, many people opt for the more straightforward solution of tapping, but if you invest the time and effort to master thread milling, you will discover that it brings many advantages.</p>
  102. <h2>Thread Milling Advantages</h2>
  103. <ul>
  104. <li><strong>Savings on tool inventory:</strong> The same cutter can be used for right-hand and left-hand threads. Threads with different diameters can be made with the same tool as long as the pitch is the same.</li>
  105. <li><strong>Precision:</strong> The CNC program and tool offsetting allows for precise control over thread size and tolerance.</li>
  106. <li><strong>Process reliability:</strong> Minimal risk for machin stops as the cutting forces are low and the chips are short.</li>
  107. <li><strong>Machine &#8220;health&#8221;</strong>: Thread milling extends machine spindle life compared to tapping because spindle rotation doesn&#8217;t need to stop and reverse every thread.</li>
  108. </ul>
  109. <p>Now that we understand the advantages, let&#8217;s delve into the machining process and CNC program.</p>
  110. <h2>The Basic Thread Milling Toolpath</h2>
  111. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Toolpath-s-1.webp" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" width="600" height="600" class="size-full wp-image-136848 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Toolpath-s-1.webp" alt="" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Toolpath-s-1.webp 600w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Toolpath-s-1-250x250.webp 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Toolpath-s-1-150x150.webp 150w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Thread-Milling-Toolpath-s-1-120x120.webp 120w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p>
  112. <p>A spiral movement is required to perform a thread milling operation. Helical interpolation is a CNC toolpath along a helical path. This spiral motion combines circular movement (G02 or G03) in the XY plane with a simultaneous linear motion in the Z direction.</p>
  113. <p>The Z distance from point A to B equals the pitch.</p>
  114. <p>The diameter machined by the tip of the cutting tool is the thread&#8217;s major diameter in internal threads or the thread&#8217;s minor diameter in external threads.</p>
  115. <p>If you are unfamiliar with G02/G03, watch the video below to get up to speed.</p>
  116. <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe title="YouTube video player" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RBb7u_si6pc?si=X7lultIWl5eikPhn" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"><span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span></iframe></p>
  117. <h2>Tool/Thread Configuration and how it affects the program structure</h2>
  118. <ul>
  119. <li><strong>Single Tooth:</strong> In this scenario, the tool makes a continuous toolpath, completing numerous full rotations according to the thread&#8217;s length divided by the pitch. The advantages are that less load is exerted on the tool, and that the tool is cheaper. The disadvantage is that this configuration yields the longest cycle time.</li>
  120. </ul>
  121. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Single-Tooth-1.webp" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" width="600" height="600" class="size-full wp-image-136846 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Single-Tooth-1.webp" alt="" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Single-Tooth-1.webp 600w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Single-Tooth-1-250x250.webp 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Single-Tooth-1-150x150.webp 150w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Single-Tooth-1-120x120.webp 120w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p>
  122. <ul>
  123. <li><strong>Multi Tooth (Cutter length Longer than thread):</strong> This scenario has two major advantages and is the first choice except when the load can be sustained. The cycle time is the shortest, and the CNC program is the simplest. This is because the tool only needs to make a single 360° movement to complete the operation. However, it should be noted that the tool comes with a higher price tag and experiences greater loads.</li>
  124. </ul>
  125. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-2-1.webp" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" width="600" height="600" class="size-full wp-image-136844 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-2-1.webp" alt="" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-2-1.webp 600w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-2-1-250x250.webp 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-2-1-150x150.webp 150w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-2-1-120x120.webp 120w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p>
  126. <ul>
  127. <li><strong>Multi Tooth (Cutter length Shorter than thread):</strong> When the thread is very long, or the load is too high, it is necessary to use this configuration. However, it comes with two main disadvantages. The CNC program is more complicated, and there might be a slight mismatch between iterations as the operation is not continuous.</li>
  128. </ul>
  129. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-1.webp" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" width="600" height="600" class="size-full wp-image-136843 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-1.webp" alt="" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-1.webp 600w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-1-250x250.webp 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-1-150x150.webp 150w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Int-Multi-Long-1-120x120.webp 120w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p>
  130. <p>TIP: You can use this <a href="https://www.machiningdoctor.com/calculators/thread-milling-gcode-generator/#gcode" data-wpel-link="exclude">Threadmilling Gcode Generator</a> and check out how the program looks like in different scenarios.</p>
  131. <h2>Climb or Conventional milling?</h2>
  132. <p>Climb milling is typically preferred over conventional milling for machining threads due to lower cutter load, longer tool life, and better surface finish. However, there are situations where conventional milling is more appropriate.</p>
  133. <ul>
  134. <li>If the machine does not compensate for backlash, the cutting force direction in conventional milling closes the backlash gap.</li>
  135. <li>When machining cast iron or hardened materials because, the cut begins below the material&#8217;s surface.</li>
  136. </ul>
  137. <h2>CNC Program Directions</h2>
  138. <p>To determine the required directions, there are three factors to consider: handness (right or left), thread type (external or internal), and milling method (climb or conventional). Use the table below to figure out the required directions for your configuration.</p>
  139. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/directions-1.png" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" width="700" height="364" class="size-large wp-image-136842 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/directions-1-700x364.png" alt="" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/directions-1-700x364.png 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/directions-1-250x130.png 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/directions-1-768x399.png 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/directions-1-120x62.png 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/directions-1.png 955w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a></p>
  140. <h2>Cutter Diameter Selection</h2>
  141. <p>Thread turning produces perfect thread geometry, while thread milling creates a slightly distorted thread geometry. The distortion is influenced by the cutter diameter, pitch, and thread diameter. A smaller cutter provides the most precise thread profile, but it must be balanced with cutter stiffness.</p>
  142. <p><strong>Internal Thread Milling:</strong></p>
  143. <ul>
  144. <li> Recommended: 50%-70% of the thread diameter.</li>
  145. <li>Never more than 85% of the pre-drilled hole.</li>
  146. </ul>
  147. <p><strong>External Thread Milling:</strong></p>
  148. <ul>
  149. <li> Recommended: 70%-100% of the thread diameter.</li>
  150. <li>If profile accuracy is not crucial, using a larger cutter can boost productivity.</li>
  151. </ul>
  152. <h2>Radial Passes</h2>
  153. <p>When the thread profile becomes deeper, it is advisable to divide the operation into several radial passes to lessen the burden on the cutter. By increasing the number of passes, you can enhance the tool life, surface quality, and production stability. However, this will also result in a slower cycle time.</p>
  154. <p>Use the table below as a starting point for the number of radial passes and adjust according to your specific application.</p>
  155. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Passes-1.png" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" width="700" height="217" class="size-large wp-image-136845 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Passes-1-700x217.png" alt="" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Passes-1-700x217.png 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Passes-1-250x78.png 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Passes-1-768x239.png 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Passes-1-120x37.png 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Passes-1.png 1291w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a></p>
  156. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  157. <p>(*) All images provided courtesy of <a href="https://www.machiningdoctor.com/" rel="dofollow" data-wpel-link="exclude" data-cmp-ab="2"><strong>MachiningDoctor.com</strong></a></p>
  158. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/cnc-machining/thread-milling-primer/" data-wpel-link="internal">Thread Milling Primer</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  164. <title>Is Your Shop Ready for High-End Machines?</title>
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  174. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/machine-shop-talk/is-your-shop-ready-for-high-end-machines/" data-wpel-link="internal">Is Your Shop Ready for High-End Machines?</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  177. <p>Everyone who has been in a shop with older equipment has looked with envy at those fancy new machines that can slice, dice, and do everything but make your coffee with full automation. But when it comes to actually buying new machines for your shop, is there such thing as “too nice” or “too expensive?!”</p>
  178. <p>On this episode of Practical Machinist’s MACHINE SHOP TALK, Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine &amp; Tool is back to cover a post from a Practical Machinist forum member who is struggling with the best way to invest in their shop, without making themselves overburdened by payments. When is it time to upgrade, and what should that upgrade look like? Is it possible to OVER-invest in your machine shop? We’ll be getting into that – and more!</p>
  179. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/machine-shop-talk/is-your-shop-ready-for-high-end-machines/" data-wpel-link="internal">Is Your Shop Ready for High-End Machines?</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  185. <title>EMAG at the GrindingHub 2024</title>
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  194. <description><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-700x467.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-700x467.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-250x167.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-2048x1366.jpg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-120x80.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" />EMAG will be presenting solutions for these machining requirements at Grinding Hub 2024 in Stuttgart. International grinding experts from production and planning are invited to...</p>
  195. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/news-from-our-sponsors/emag-at-the-grindinghub-2024/" data-wpel-link="internal">EMAG at the GrindingHub 2024</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  197. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-700x467.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-700x467.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-250x167.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-2048x1366.jpg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-120x80.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" /><p><em>Grinding technology for the low-emission mobility of the future.</em></p>
  198. <p><strong>Grinding is a key technology for the resource-saving and low-emission mobility of the future. Examples of this include electric drives, which place the highest demands on the precision and surface properties of transmissions and engine components, or brake discs with reduced fine dust and hard coatings that are difficult to machine. EMAG will be presenting solutions for these machining requirements at Grinding Hub 2024 in Stuttgart. International grinding experts from production and planning are invited to experience the latest designs and developments at the EMAG stand in Hall 9, Stand C31.</strong></p>
  199. <div id="attachment_136016" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/M050-1.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-136016" class="wp-image-136016 size-large" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/M050-1-700x467.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="467" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/M050-1-700x467.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/M050-1-250x167.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/M050-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/M050-1-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/M050-1-2048x1366.jpg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/M050-1-120x80.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-136016" class="wp-caption-text">The VLC 450 DG brake disk grinding machine</p></div>
  200. <p>In March 2024, the European Parliament adopted the EURO 7 standard. For the first time, it sets limit values for brake particle emissions for cars and light trucks. Irrespective of the drive system used, a switch to new brake technology is necessary. The most promising approach to reducing particulate matter in the braking system is currently the use of hard-coated brake discs. The friction layer consists of a soft matrix with carbides, e.g. titanium carbide. Due to the fundamentally different cutting behavior of the two materials, the design and development of suitable grinding tools and the design of the static and dynamic machine properties as well as the spindle drives is very complex. Our solution: the VLC 450 DG &#8211; a double-sided surface grinding machine for hard-coated brake discs. This machine was developed with a focus on rigidity and durability in order to meet the high requirements of batch production. The vertical design ensures optimum removal of the hard material particles without damaging the machine axes and excellent accessibility for set-up and maintenance work. Workpiece handling by means of a feed shuttle and pick-up spindle simplifies automation and offers short chip-to-chip times. The machine concept is based on decades of experience in the manufacture of vertical turning and grinding machines. An intelligent sensor concept enables adaptive process control. This makes the VLC 450 DG a reliable solution for brake disc production that meets the highest productivity levels and workpiece quality requirements. During three years of successful prototype testing, the first double-sided surface grinding machine has already processed thousands of brake discs with a wide range of geometries and coating systems. EMAG currently produces prototypes of various designs and with different coating systems on four VLC 450 DG machines, optimizing the grinding technology and the tools used.</p>
  201. <p>In particular, the energy input during laser metal deposition influences the geometry and material properties of the hard coating of brake discs and thus the relevant input variables for the grinding process. The EMAG Group offers manufacturing solutions for the entire machining chain after the brake disc casting process. The interactions between the individual manufacturing processes are specifically investigated on our own turning, laser and grinding machines.</p>
  202. <div id="attachment_136018" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-136018" class="wp-image-136018 size-large" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-700x467.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="467" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-700x467.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-250x167.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-2048x1366.jpg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/D852-1-120x80.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-136018" class="wp-caption-text">The multi-functional VTC 100 GT turning and grinding machine</p></div>
  203. <p>The VTC 100 GT is a multi-functional turning and grinding machine for the efficient machining of gear and rotor shafts. It can be used to perform complex machining requirements such as hard turning and grinding in a single setup, which minimizes concentricity errors and significantly increases process efficiency. The optional Y-axis enables high-productivity scroll free turning. Driven tools for milling grooves make the machine concept universally applicable.</p>
  204. <div id="attachment_136015" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/J698-1.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-136015" class="wp-image-136015 size-large" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/J698-1-700x467.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="467" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/J698-1-700x467.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/J698-1-250x167.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/J698-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/J698-1-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/J698-1-2048x1366.jpg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/J698-1-120x80.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-136015" class="wp-caption-text">The G 160 gear generating grinding machine</p></div>
  205. <p>The G 160 is a high-performance gear generating grinding machine. With an unprecedented chip-to-chip time of less than 2 seconds and an innovative axis concept designed for the highest precision in batch production, the G 160 offers enormous productivity. Ideally suited for machining in the module range from 1.0 to 3.5 mm, it can machine workpieces with a diameter of up to 160 mm and a length of up to 300 mm, making it the ideal solution for efficient large-scale production.</p>
  206. <div id="attachment_136017" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I359-1.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-136017" class="wp-image-136017 size-large" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I359-1-700x467.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="467" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I359-1-700x467.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I359-1-250x167.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I359-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I359-1-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I359-1-2048x1366.jpg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I359-1-120x80.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-136017" class="wp-caption-text">The W 11 CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine</p></div>
  207. <p>The W 11 series complements EMAG&#8217;s product lines for high-productivity series machining of large quantities on horizontal grinding machines with flexible workshop grinding machines with individually configurable equipment. The W 11 CNC from EMAG Weiss is a high-precision CNC cylindrical grinding machine that has been specially developed to meet the requirements of contract manufacture, medical technology and general mechanical engineering. It enables external and internal cylindrical grinding with maximum dimensional accuracy and cost-effectiveness, even for small batches or prototypes. The machine holds up to three grinding spindles on a swiveling B-axis. It can also be retooled quickly and easily, offering great flexibility for changing machining requirements. The dialog-based programming, which can be intuitively mastered even without in-depth programming knowledge is especially valuable. Easily grind workpieces with a diameter of 350 mm and a length of 2,000 mm.</p>
  208. <div id="attachment_136014" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I977-1.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-136014" class="wp-image-136014 size-large" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I977-1-700x467.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="467" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I977-1-700x467.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I977-1-250x167.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I977-1-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I977-1-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I977-1-2048x1366.jpg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/I977-1-120x80.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-136014" class="wp-caption-text">The conventional cylindrical grinding machine W 11 EVO</p></div>
  209. <p>The W 11 EVO from EMAG Weiss is a conventional cylindrical grinding machine that combines traditional know-how with modern technology. It was specially developed for demanding tasks in tool and mold making or maintenance staff. The W 11 EVO combines manual precision with the possibility of using servo-electric axes for automated processes, making it a flexible and high-quality solution for specialized grinding tasks</p>
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  216. <title>Okuma America Corporation Announces New Personnel Appointments</title>
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  220. <pubDate>Thu, 02 May 2024 15:09:42 +0000</pubDate>
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  225. <description><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-700x608.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-700x608.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-250x217.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-768x667.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-1536x1334.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-120x104.jpg 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" />Senior executives at Okuma America Corporation announced new personnel appointments to direct and...</p>
  226. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/news-from-our-sponsors/okuma-america-corporation-announces-new-personnel-appointments/" data-wpel-link="internal">Okuma America Corporation Announces New Personnel Appointments</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  228. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-700x608.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-700x608.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-250x217.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-768x667.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-1536x1334.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665-120x104.jpg 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled-e1714662607665.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" /><p><strong>Further Positioning the Company for Growth</strong></p>
  229. <p><em>Charlotte, N.C</em> – Senior executives at <a href="https://www.okuma.com/" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank" rel="nofollow external"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Okuma America Corporation</span></a>, a global leader and builder of computer numeric control (CNC) machine tools, controls and automation systems, recently announced new personnel appointments to direct and support the company’s strategic growth initiatives in the Americas.</p>
  230. <p>Mr. Jim King, President &amp; Chief Operating Officer for Okuma America Corporation, shares his thoughts on these appointments: “As we build on strategic business initiatives for the next decade, it is important to have a world-class team and a strategically aligned organization to help drive and facilitate growth. On behalf of our entire management team, I am pleased to announce the following strategic organizational leadership appointments designed to position our company for growth and recognize the strong contributions these individuals and their teams make to our company”.</p>
  231. <p>Mr. Timothy (Tim) Thiessen was promoted to the role of Sr. Vice President of Sales &amp; Marketing. In this new role, Mr. Thiessen will continue to lead the Okuma America sales, product management, marketing and corporate accounts teams and partnerships with Okuma distributors throughout the Americas region. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Thiessen served in various roles at Okuma America Corporation, including Vice President of Sales &amp; Marketing, Senior Regional Sales Manager, and Applications Engineer. Mr. Thiessen will continue to report to Mr. Jim King.</p>
  232. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-scaled.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" class="size-large wp-image-136011 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/thiessen5234-1-700x875.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
  233. <p>Mrs. Summer Cline was appointed to the role of Sr. Vice President of Finance. In this role she will continue to be responsible for the company’s finances and lead the accounting, human resources, and information technology teams. Mrs. Cline previously served as Vice President of Finance at Okuma America Corporation. Prior to her time at Okuma, Mrs. Cline served as a Vice President of Finance at Source Technologies, as well as serving in a variety of roles including Director of Strategic Projects, Project Manager, and Project Analyst at Compass Group North America, and as State and Local Tax Consultant at Grant Thornton LLP. Mrs. Summer Cline will continue to report to Mr. Jim King.</p>
  234. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/cline5632-1-scaled.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" width="700" height="875" class="size-large wp-image-136010 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/cline5632-1-700x875.jpg" alt="" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/cline5632-1-700x875.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/cline5632-1-250x313.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/cline5632-1-768x960.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/cline5632-1-614x768.jpg 614w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/cline5632-1-1229x1536.jpg 1229w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/cline5632-1-1638x2048.jpg 1638w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/cline5632-1-120x150.jpg 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/cline5632-1-scaled.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a></p>
  235. <p>Mr. Simon Schneider joined Okuma America Corporation in March 2024 in the role of Director of Okuma Factory Automation. He will be responsible for leading Okuma America’s Factory Automation Division as the group develops and expands a comprehensive line of CNC automation solutions to be used with Okuma machine tools. Prior to joining Okuma America, Mr. Schneider served as an Engineering Manager, Director of Customer Services and Quality, Quality Manager, Business Process Analyst, and Mechanical Engineer at CHIRON America Inc. He will report to Mr. Wade Anderson, Vice President of Engineering and Factory Automation Group.</p>
  236. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Simon-Schneider-Director-of-Okuma-Factory-Automation-at-Okuma-America-Corporation-1.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" width="511" height="506" class="size-full wp-image-136008 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Simon-Schneider-Director-of-Okuma-Factory-Automation-at-Okuma-America-Corporation-1.jpg" alt="" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Simon-Schneider-Director-of-Okuma-Factory-Automation-at-Okuma-America-Corporation-1.jpg 511w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Simon-Schneider-Director-of-Okuma-Factory-Automation-at-Okuma-America-Corporation-1-250x248.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Simon-Schneider-Director-of-Okuma-Factory-Automation-at-Okuma-America-Corporation-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Simon-Schneider-Director-of-Okuma-Factory-Automation-at-Okuma-America-Corporation-1-120x119.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 511px) 100vw, 511px" /></a></p>
  237. <p>Mr. Mike Hampton was appointed to the role of Field Service Senior Manager. In this new role Mike will lead the Field Service group as they continue to provide comprehensive, world-class service to Okuma users in the Americas. He previously served as Business Development Manager with a focus on growing aftermarket parts and services. He also managed the Okuma Partners in Technology program and its supporting technology centers. Prior to joining Okuma, Mr. Hampton served as a Business Development Program Manager for PFC Brakes. He will report to Mr. Ira Busman, Vice President of Customer Service.</p>
  238. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/hampton-mike-4554-1-scaled.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" width="700" height="875" class="size-large wp-image-136007 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/hampton-mike-4554-1-700x875.jpg" alt="" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/hampton-mike-4554-1-700x875.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/hampton-mike-4554-1-250x313.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/hampton-mike-4554-1-768x960.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/hampton-mike-4554-1-614x768.jpg 614w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/hampton-mike-4554-1-1229x1536.jpg 1229w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/hampton-mike-4554-1-1638x2048.jpg 1638w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/hampton-mike-4554-1-120x150.jpg 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/hampton-mike-4554-1-scaled.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a></p>
  239. <p>Mr. Wade Anderson was appointed to the role of Vice President of Engineering and Factory Automation Division in February 2024. This new role was created to optimally position Okuma to serve customer needs for evolving and next-generation manufacturing needs. Mr. Anderson brings more than 30 years of machine tool industry experience to his role, having held previous positions as a Machinist, Applications Engineer, Sales Engineer and Manager, Product Specialist Manager, Technical Center Manager, and most recently the general manager of Okuma America’s Factory Automation Division.</p>
  240. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/anderson3176-1-scaled.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" width="700" height="875" class="size-large wp-image-136009 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/anderson3176-1-700x875.jpg" alt="" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/anderson3176-1-700x875.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/anderson3176-1-250x313.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/anderson3176-1-768x960.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/anderson3176-1-614x768.jpg 614w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/anderson3176-1-1229x1536.jpg 1229w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/anderson3176-1-1638x2048.jpg 1638w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/anderson3176-1-120x150.jpg 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/anderson3176-1-scaled.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a></p>
  241. <p>All of these leaders assumed their new roles on April 1, 2024, with the exception of Mr. Schneider who joined the company in March 2024 and Mr. Anderson who was appointed to his new role in February 2024.</p>
  242. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/news-from-our-sponsors/okuma-america-corporation-announces-new-personnel-appointments/" data-wpel-link="internal">Okuma America Corporation Announces New Personnel Appointments</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  248. <title>Walter Offers the A2100 Cylindrical Shank Adaptor with Quick-Change System</title>
  249. <link>https://www.practicalmachinist.com/news-from-our-sponsors/walter-offers-the-a2100-cylindrical-shank-adaptor-with-quick-change-system/</link>
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  252. <pubDate>Thu, 02 May 2024 15:03:44 +0000</pubDate>
  253. <category><![CDATA[Innovation & Design]]></category>
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  257. <description><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-700x358.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-700x358.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-250x128.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-768x393.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-1536x785.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-2048x1047.jpg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-120x61.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" />The Walter QuadFit cylindrical modular interface allows quick and easy replacement of...</p>
  258. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/news-from-our-sponsors/walter-offers-the-a2100-cylindrical-shank-adaptor-with-quick-change-system/" data-wpel-link="internal">Walter Offers the A2100 Cylindrical Shank Adaptor with Quick-Change System</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  260. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-700x358.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-700x358.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-250x128.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-768x393.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-1536x785.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-2048x1047.jpg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-120x61.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" /><p><em>The Walter QuadFit cylindrical modular interface allows quick and easy replacement of exchangeable heads. </em></p>
  261. <div id="attachment_136003" style="width: 710px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-136003" class="wp-image-136003 size-large" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-700x358.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="358" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-700x358.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-250x128.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-768x393.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-1536x785.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-2048x1047.jpg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/WAL-598-1-120x61.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-136003" class="wp-caption-text">Walter Cylinder boring bar A2100 with Quad fit</p></div>
  262. <p><em>Greer, SC — </em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.walter-tools.com" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank" rel="nofollow external">Walter</a> </span>has introduced the A2100 boring bar/plain cylindrical shank adaptor with the QuadFit exchangeable heads for counterboring and internal profiling/copy turning. The main application areas are aerospace engines, pumps for the oil and gas industry, and general mechanical engineering.</p>
  263. <p>The boring bar is available in 40, 50 and 60-mm diameters. With a dimension of 3×D, it is suitable for machining long bores.</p>
  264. <p>Turning and boring heads are fitted on the A2100 boring bars/adaptors using the QuadFit interface for replacement of the heads. The exchangeable heads feature a precision-ground, tetrahedral polygon attachment that can be rotated 180° for use overhead. The heads have a locating face for adjusting the center height and internal coolant delivery for optimum chip removal. A clamping nut enables quick tool changes.</p>
  265. <p>Potential benefits include quick and precise tool changes of ±0.00008 in. (±0.002 mm), less non-productive time because of fast tool changes, a wide application range for all industry segments, universal use for turning operations and easy handling.</p>
  266. <p>The QuadFit interface allows quick and easy replacement of exchangeable heads, with perfect positioning and repeat accuracy. When fitting a QuadFit exchangeable head, clamp the A2100 boring bar to an assembly block or directly into the lathe tool adaptor. Ensure the tool-side and machine-side QuadFit interfaces are clean. Use the exchangeable head in the standard or overhead position. Using a calibrated torque wrench for tightening the nut is advisable to achieve the recommended tightening torque, however a standard hook wrench can be used. When removing an exchangeable head, loosen the clamping nut using a suitable wrench, but do not use a torque wrench. Hold the exchangeable head and turn the nut manually until the head can be released.</p>
  267. <p>Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry for over 100 years, offers a wide range of precision tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications. The company helps customers in the aviation and aerospace industries, automotive, energy, and  general metalworking industry improve process reliability and increase productivity. As an innovative partner capable of creating digital process solutions for optimal efficiency, Walter is pioneering Industry 4.0 throughout the machining industry. With Regional Headquarters in Greer, SC, Walter markets its competence brands Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply through a network of channel partners and field engineers across the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.walter-tools.com/us" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank" rel="nofollow external">www.walter-tools.com/us</a>.</span></p>
  268. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/news-from-our-sponsors/walter-offers-the-a2100-cylindrical-shank-adaptor-with-quick-change-system/" data-wpel-link="internal">Walter Offers the A2100 Cylindrical Shank Adaptor with Quick-Change System</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  274. <title>Ground-Breaking Seco Tool Comparison Web Portal Puts Power in Hands of Customers</title>
  275. <link>https://www.practicalmachinist.com/news-from-our-sponsors/ground-breaking-seco-tool-comparison-web-portal-puts-power-in-hands-of-customers/</link>
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  278. <pubDate>Thu, 02 May 2024 14:57:44 +0000</pubDate>
  279. <category><![CDATA[Innovation & Design]]></category>
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  283. <description><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-700x403.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-700x403.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-250x144.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-768x442.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-1536x883.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-120x69.jpg 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539.jpg 1706w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" />New ground-breaking functionality added to the Seco website allows customers to...</p>
  284. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/news-from-our-sponsors/ground-breaking-seco-tool-comparison-web-portal-puts-power-in-hands-of-customers/" data-wpel-link="internal">Ground-Breaking Seco Tool Comparison Web Portal Puts Power in Hands of Customers</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  286. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-700x403.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-700x403.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-250x144.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-768x442.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-1536x883.jpg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539-120x69.jpg 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled-e1714661917539.jpg 1706w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" /><p>New ground-breaking functionality added to the Seco website allows customers to instantly compare inserts, enabling them to quickly discover and order Seco replacements that are equal to or better than their existing tools.</p>
  287. <p>The website functionality &#8211; one of the first such tool comparison services in the industry &#8211; is an easily accessible digital service that is now available to Seco customers around the world. It allows users to identify their needs and compare with competitor offerings before deciding what to order, all in just a few clicks.</p>
  288. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-scaled.jpg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" class="size-large wp-image-135999 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Seco-Tool-Comparison-digital-service-1-700x1050.jpg" alt="" /></a></p>
  289. <p>The system is designed to save time for customers and to reduce risk by ensuring that their requests are dealt with quickly and comprehensively by comparing them to an extensive database of tools and performance featuring both Seco and competitor products.</p>
  290. <p><strong>Instant recommendations<br />
  291. </strong>As a result, customers can get the most suitable tool replacement recommendation without having to search through the entire portfolio of tools. “If I’m a machine operator or assistant, I can take the name of the tool, its grade or geometry and input it into the Seco Tool Comparison tool and get instant recommendations for Seco tools that are the equivalent or better than the one they are currently using,” says Simon Karlström, Product Lead, Advanced Tool Solutions at Seco. “This functionality has previously been available in the Seco Assistant app, and it uses our expertise and the data that we have collected from our product and innovation departments, with the added benefit of being able to order the necessary tools directly from the website,” he adds.</p>
  292. <p>Users of the website can choose between turning, milling and holemaking tools and specify the different grades, chip breakers and materials that they might be using in their process. If applicable, the operator can enter the name or product grade of a competitor’s tool and include parameters for toughness, wear resistance and heat &#8211; Seco Tool Comparison takes all these factors into account when making its final recommendations. Once the operator or production manager has decided on a new Seco tool, they can order it directly from the Seco website.</p>
  293. <p><strong>Cuts time, reduces risk<br />
  294. </strong>The addition of this functionality to the website offers a number of advantages to Seco customers – it offers instant alternatives for tools, reduces the risk of purchasing unsuitable equipment and cuts down on customer time spent researching and testing different tools and inserts. “We expect our customers to be very pleased with both the time they save and the recommendations they receive – they will no longer have to search online or call a salesperson to discuss their options, all of the alternatives will be right there at their fingertips,” Simon Karlström says.</p>
  295. <p>The product database is continuously updated to ensure that the recommendations are always based on the most up-to-date information available.</p>
  296. <p>For more information about the Seco Tool Comparison web portal, please contact your local Seco representative, or visit <a href="http://secotools.com/" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank" rel="nofollow external"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">secotools.com</span></a>.</p>
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  303. <title>How to Write Finish Boring Sequences with G-code</title>
  304. <link>https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/g-code-tutorials/how-to-write-finish-boring-sequences-with-g-code/</link>
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  307. <pubDate>Wed, 01 May 2024 18:07:16 +0000</pubDate>
  308. <category><![CDATA[G-Code Tutorials]]></category>
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  312. <description><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/G-code-videos-thumbnails-24-1-700x394.png" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/G-code-videos-thumbnails-24-1-700x394.png 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/G-code-videos-thumbnails-24-1-250x141.png 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/G-code-videos-thumbnails-24-1-768x432.png 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/G-code-videos-thumbnails-24-1-120x68.png 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/G-code-videos-thumbnails-24-1.png 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" />Marc shows us how to write a finish bore sequence and how to calculate the start position when turning...</p>
  313. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/g-code-tutorials/how-to-write-finish-boring-sequences-with-g-code/" data-wpel-link="internal">How to Write Finish Boring Sequences with G-code</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  316. <p>In the final video of this series where Marc from G Code Tutor programs a complete part using G-Code on a CNC lathe. Marc shows us how to write a finish bore sequence and how to calculate the start position when turning 45-degree angles.</p>
  317. <p>Marc starts off by moving the boring bar to the start position of the internal 45-degree chamfer.</p>
  318. <p>As we have some clearance before we start turning the chamfer, we need to add that distance to our calculations. Marc shows us how we plot these points by using some simple math. You can learn more about machine shop math with a math course provided by Marc, found here: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://gcodetutor.com/machine-shop-maths.html" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank" rel="nofollow external">https://gcodetutor.com/machine-shop-maths.html</a></span></p>
  319. <p>Once we have calculated the points needed to machine the chamfer, we continue with the rest of the program. Each line is explained as we write them until the program is complete.</p>
  320. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/g-code-tutorials/how-to-write-finish-boring-sequences-with-g-code/" data-wpel-link="internal">How to Write Finish Boring Sequences with G-code</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  326. <title>You Need to See This High-Tech Gear Manufacturing Facility!</title>
  327. <link>https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/machine-shop-tours/you-need-to-see-this-high-tech-gear-manufacturing-facility/</link>
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  330. <pubDate>Fri, 26 Apr 2024 18:01:51 +0000</pubDate>
  331. <category><![CDATA[Machine Shop Tours]]></category>
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  336. <description><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-12-700x394.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-12-700x394.jpg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-12-250x141.jpg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-12-768x432.jpg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-12-120x68.jpg 120w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Machine-shop-tours-thumbnail-12.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" />Take an exclusive tour inside Avers Machine &#38; Gear and Innovative Racking Gear - a state-of-the-art machine shop where over...</p>
  337. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/machine-shop-tours/you-need-to-see-this-high-tech-gear-manufacturing-facility/" data-wpel-link="internal">You Need to See This High-Tech Gear Manufacturing Facility!</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  340. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  341. <p>Take an exclusive tour inside Avers Machine &amp; Gear and Innovative Racking Gear &#8211; a state-of-the-art machine shop where over $1 million is invested annually!</p>
  342. <p>Located in Schiller Park, Illinois, this 36,000-square-foot facility is not just air-conditioned but is equipped with the latest in CNC technology, featuring advanced turning and milling machines with 3, 4, 5, and 7-axis capabilities, ensuring precision and efficiency in every project.</p>
  343. <p>Join us and Ivan Torres and Chris Wellman, the leaders of this visionary team, as we take you on an insightful journey through a facility that boasts 60 skilled employees and a commitment to technological advancement that has fueled their success. Don&#8217;t miss out on this in-depth look at a machine shop where every dollar invested is a step towards unparalleled precision and excellence. Join us and see what sets Avers Machine &amp; Gear apart from the rest!</p>
  344. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/videos/machine-shop-tours/you-need-to-see-this-high-tech-gear-manufacturing-facility/" data-wpel-link="internal">You Need to See This High-Tech Gear Manufacturing Facility!</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  350. <title>Larry Robbins Named President and CEO of SMW Autoblok USA</title>
  351. <link>https://www.practicalmachinist.com/news-from-our-sponsors/larry-robbins-named-president-and-ceo-of-smw-autoblok-usa/</link>
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  354. <pubDate>Fri, 26 Apr 2024 15:00:13 +0000</pubDate>
  355. <category><![CDATA[News from our Sponsors]]></category>
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  359. <description><![CDATA[<p><img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-700x464.jpeg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-700x464.jpeg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-250x166.jpeg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-768x509.jpeg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-1536x1019.jpeg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-2048x1358.jpeg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-120x80.jpeg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" />SMW Autoblok Group has appointed Larry Robbins as the company’s new President and CEO of their...</p>
  360. <p>The post <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/news-from-our-sponsors/larry-robbins-named-president-and-ceo-of-smw-autoblok-usa/" data-wpel-link="internal">Larry Robbins Named President and CEO of SMW Autoblok USA</a> appeared first on <a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com" data-wpel-link="internal">Practical Machinist</a>.</p>
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  362. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-700x464.jpeg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-700x464.jpeg 700w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-250x166.jpeg 250w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-768x509.jpeg 768w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-1536x1019.jpeg 1536w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-2048x1358.jpeg 2048w, https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled-e1714143769404-120x80.jpeg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" loading="eager" /><p><em>Wheeling, IL </em>– SMW Autoblok Group, a world leader in the design and manufacture of rotational chucks, stationary workholding, tooling, automation, and custom engineered solutions for the machine tool industry, has appointed Larry Robbins as the company’s new President and CEO of their US Corporation.</p>
  363. <p><a href="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-scaled.jpeg" data-wpel-link="internal"><img decoding="async" class="size-large wp-image-134852 aligncenter" src="https://www.practicalmachinist.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Larry-Robbins-CEO-Appointment_SMW-Autoblok-700x671.jpeg" alt="" /></a></p>
  364. <p>Robbins started at the company in May of 2007 and was promoted to Eastern Regional Sales Manager less than a year later. As of 2019 Robbins has occupied the position of President of Autoblok’s commercial division, where he is responsible for all strategic sales and marketing initiatives as well as overseeing the company’s North America sales team. He also oversees various projects internationally. His new position as President and CEO of SMW Autoblok US was a long-anticipated appointment. Robbins has over 35 years of experience in machine tool manufacturing.</p>
  365. <p>As background, Larry Robbins’ father ran a machine tool distributorship when Robbins was young. Robbins quickly became hooked into the business after working for his dad for a short period of time. He then accepted a sales position with a modular workholding company. When that business was sold, he started his own manufacturer’s rep business (for SMW Autoblok among others), where he also created customized tooling for a wide variety of machine tool applications.</p>
  366. <p>By 2007, Robbins found his home with SMW Autoblok as a full-time employee and began to prove his broad capabilities and understanding of the machine tool industry. Even in his free time, Robbins talks about workholding equipment with friends he met through work, often stating that “his career is his passion.”</p>
  367. <p>With Robbins’ leadership, SMW Autoblok will continue to lead in the evolution of the machine tool/metalworking industry, supporting all the latest developments in automation and the increased incorporation of Industry 4.0. Staying ahead of the competition is what maintains SMW Autoblok as one of the foremost companies in the workholding, clamping, gripping systems, and tooling solutions business.</p>
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