VMCs, Lathes to be Displayed

Machining center manufacturing and supplier Shenyang Machine Tool will display a selection of its products at the show.

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Machining center manufacturing and supplier Shenyang Machine Tool will display a selection of its products at the show. The company will feature a vertical machining center with five-axis technology, a horizontal lathe, a vertical lathe and a vertical three-axis machining center.

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