The Hardinge Group showcases its GS 51A horizontal turning center, a compact high-productivity lathe that is equipped with integrated automation. The machine features a collet-ready spindle that delivers exacting part roundness and tight tolerances on each workpiece, the company says. A prototype version of the RS T-42 turning center is also displayed so attendees can provide feedback that the company will use to improve the machine before the official introduction in the first quarter of 2010.
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Over the past decade, technology has advanced to the point that lights-out machining is more seamless than ever before, with built-in safety systems and even the ability to switch from one part to another in the middle of the night.