The digital April issue of Production Machining is now available, with emphasis topics of CAD/CAM and Cutting Tools. The cover story takes a look at some compelling reasons for automating the programming process, even for shops that still manually program simple parts on Swiss machines. Our other feature details the basics of rotary broaching—a process for creating a non-round shape on the inside or outside of a part.
We also examine the advantages of B-axis machining on a turning center and look at how to maximize coolant life through efficient tramp oil removal. Our Case in Point section visits a shop that is achieving reduced cycle times and better machine flexibility and efficiency since implementing a certain CAM package with its multitasking machine.
Be sure to check out our digital April issue today.