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Getting Ready for Lights-Out Manufacturing

Lights-out manufacturing has the potential to save money while increasing capacity, but shops need the right equipment and to address potential challenges before implementing it.

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Using Advanced CNC Technology to Overcome Labor Shortages

Many technology innovations in CNC machine tools can ease the burden of the skills gap, including the CNC lathes and multi-spindle machines from INDEX.

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In-Process Testing in Automated Electronics Production

This automated plant can produce as many as 3,000 electrical fuses per hour, and integrated small force sensors ensure they meet the automotive industry’s standards.

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Making Stainless More Machinable

This article gives tips on how to further the enhancement of stainless steel machinability. 

Getting Ready for Lights-Out Manufacturing

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Getting Ready for Lights-Out Manufacturing

Lights-out manufacturing has the potential to save money while increasing capacity, but shops need the right equipment and to address potential challenges before implementing it.


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7 Causes of Quench Cracking in Steel

Failures of steel parts in service or production occur infrequently. However, when steel parts fail, the consequences are dire. Here are seven ways that steel can fail as a result of quench cracking from heat treatment.

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Deal Differently with Certainty, Risk and Uncertainty

Let's take a look at the differences between certainty, risk and uncertainty, examples of each, and how we make decisions when faced with these situations. 

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