Hwacheon Sirius UM+: A Case Study in Tight Tolerancing & Unattended Operation
Hwacheon Sirius UM+: A Case Study in Tight Tolerancing & Unattended Operation Posted on September 21, 2022
thumbnail of blog featured imageWhen Diamond Tool & Engineering of Bertha, Minnesota was looking for a lathe to add to their facility, they had no idea that they would end up purchasing a Hwacheon Sirius UM+ high-precision, high-speed, three-axis mold making, milling center instead, from Productivity Inc. Andy Walser, Productivity sales rep, in conjunction with the Productivity sales team…

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Why Use a Bar Feeder Posted on June 6, 2022
thumbnail of blog featured imageIf you’re like most job shops, you’re always looking for ways to be more competitive. With the continued importance of just-in-time manufacturing, automating your turning production processes has never been more relevant. And, with the shortage of qualified manpower, automating your turning operations is a must. Integration of automation has proven to be a valuable…

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Haas Stop Execution with M109 G-Code Posted on May 23, 2022

Haas M109 G-Code: How to stop execution on the Haas control and ask the operator to answer a simple question before continuing to run the remainder of the program. In the world of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling and turning, machinists use programming codes such as G- and M-codes to tell the machine what to…

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How a Better Metal Cutting Saw Equals Better Fabrication Success Posted on May 20, 2022
thumbnail of blog featured image“Metal cutting saw design and blade twist affects operation cost and cutting performance.” For those of you who work in fabrication workshops, choosing the right metal cutting saw design and blade will help your metalworking business attain full potential and ultimately, achieve market success. Similar to machine tools, a quality metal cutting saw design will…

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Hwacheon – Building CNC Milling and Turning Machines One Customer at a Time Posted on February 14, 2022
thumbnail of blog featured imageHwacheon (pronounced WATCH-ON) is the first Korean company to produce highly stable and long-lasting Hwacheon CNC milling and turning machines. Unlike many machine tool manufacturers, Hwacheon doesn’t mass produce their machines. Instead, they custom manufacture their CNC milling and turning machines in-house to fit each customer’s requirements, and use only high-quality components from well-known manufacturers….

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Productivity’s 21st Oktoberfest Tool Show – A Breath of Fresh “Tradeshow” Air Posted on October 7, 2021
thumbnail of blog featured imagePlymouth, MN. October 2021 — Productivity’s 21st biennial Oktoberfest Tool Show, held September 21-23, gave manufacturing shop owners, CEOs, engineers, machinists and employees in the Midwest area a first-hand look at the finest in CNC machinery, tooling and accessories, and related technologies and services. Productivity’s biennial Oktoberfest Tool show is considered the largest distributor operated…

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Always a Smooth Finish with Okamoto Grinding Machines Posted on August 3, 2021
thumbnail of blog featured imageEstablished in 1926, the Okamoto Corporation has made a name as a market leader in the production of surface automatic and CNC grinding machines. Known in the industry as a Total Abrasive Process Machine manufacturer, Okamoto provides the most advanced grinding technology in the industry with uncompromising dedication to quality and repeatability. Their diverse line-up…

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The Show Must Go On – Productivity’s 21st Oktoberfest Tool Show Posted on July 21, 2021
thumbnail of blog featured imagePlymouth, MN. July 2021 — Productivity is happy to announce that it will be holding its 21st Oktoberfest Tool Show Tuesday through Thursday, September 21-23, 2021. Like all of the Oktoberfest Tool Shows, Productivity prides itself on showcasing the latest in machining and offering live demonstrations of current manufacturing technologies. At this show, you can…

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CNC Machine Tool Preventive Maintenance Program: Why It’s Worth It and How to Get Started Posted on June 2, 2021
thumbnail of blog featured imageManaging equipment failures and downtime are an all too common and accepted reality in the world of manufacturing. With metalworking equipment performing constant repetitive tasks, it is to be expected — but to what extent? Unfortunately, manufacturing and process industries lose an estimated $20 to $60 billion each year due to unscheduled downtime and poor…

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