Machining Memos isn’t just about REGO-FIX – it’s about what your shop needs to achieve manufacturing success, from how to handle runout and master high-speed machining to what things like blockchain technology or ergonomics have to do with your part-production operations.

Where to Look for Machining Vibration

Where to Look for Machining Vibration

Machine-tool runout stems from multiple causes, including fixturing, toolholders, cutting tools, machine tools themselves and unexpected intermittent sources. All these problems diminish surface finish, tool life and part tolerance. Finding the source of runout takes...

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Don’t Be A SuckER for Cheap ER Collets

Don’t Be A SuckER for Cheap ER Collets

Everyone looks for savings on commodity items. If you can shop around to cut the cost of anything from a loaf of bread to a new car, you can hang on to more of your money. Apply the same penny-pinching philosophy to your ER collets, however, and you may be in for some...

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Toolholding Considerations for High-Speed Spindles

Toolholding Considerations for High-Speed Spindles

The push to get products to market as quickly as possible, along with an increasingly global and competitive manufacturing sector, continues to drive the development of machine tool spindles that can keep pace with customer demand. Today, high-speed spindles and...

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Achieve Swiss-Level Precision With Your Swiss-Style Machine

Achieve Swiss-Level Precision With Your Swiss-Style Machine

In the late 1800s, the Swiss watchmaking industry began pioneering the development of lathes that could handle the miniscule parts required for smaller and smaller timepieces, an effort that led to the development of today’s Swiss-style CNC lathes. Also called “screw...

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Shops Should Consider Options When Measuring Runout

Shops Should Consider Options When Measuring Runout

Total Indicator Runout (TIR), or the reference value of how much a tool moves (or wobbles) off center as it rotates, is measured by setting up a part so that it rotates about a particular axis, then measuring a surface of interest as the part is rotated. The...

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REGO-FIX Makes Toolholding History Time and Again

REGO-FIX Makes Toolholding History Time and Again

REGO-FIX founder Fritz Weber grew up as the oldest child in a large family that lived in the Land of Precision, the watchmaking area of western Switzerland known as the Jura Arc. At a young age, he began to experiment with tool making on the lathe in his grandfather's...

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Six Coolant Tips for Machining Success

Six Coolant Tips for Machining Success

Veteran machinists and experienced manufacturers often rely on smell to know when their machine tool’s coolant needs attention. Unfortunately, by the time coolant has developed an odor, it has likely already caused a number of costly, time-wasting problems, including...

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