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Go Small, Get Flexible; When Bigger Isn't Always Better For Machine Builders

Emag Migrates From Large, Custom-Built Equipment to Smaller, More Flexible, Standard-Concept Machining Centers

By Jim Montague

Bigger isn't always better, more features aren't always helpful, and many bells and whistles are just noise. All the capabilities a useful machine requires are no more than what each end user needs to produce its products with the greatest speed, accuracy, efficiency, safety and quality. And this directive is even truer for the many small users with shallow pockets who are just beginning to approach using automated machines and production for the first time.

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