HMC Designed for Faster Cycle Times
OKK’s HMC500 horizontal machining center features a 500-mm pallet to accommodate large workpieces and is intended to provide faster cycle times.
Presetting Becomes Prevalent
Next Intent implemented presetting and shrink-fit toolholding when it bought a five-axis machining center, but it has since seen these resources deliver value to machining centers throughout the shop.
Five-Axis Machining Center For Tough Materials
The VG5000 five-axis machining center is said to offer stability and accuracy when machining difficult materials such as titanium and stainless and tool steels. Its large cross-roller guideways and cast-iron body offer good damping characteristics, according to the company. The machine features a 50-taper spindle t
Under One Roof
In bringing multiple manufacturing processes in-house, this medical shop parallels its customers' efforts to be one-stop sources for hospital equipment.
Breaking The Electrode Bottleneck
This company uses high speed machining to slash the time it takes to make graphite electrodes for EDMing of molds and dies. From days to hours. Sounds like a simple, straight-forward formula for cutting costs and lead times, doesn't it?