Building on the Right Foundations
One of the largest vertical turning and milling centers in the country will be installed in this Cincinnati-area job shop. Although installing the foundation for this huge machine was a massive undertaking, the company is building on other “foundations” as well.
Automotive Machining in Motion
A number of videos showing innovative ways to manufacture automotive components has recently been added to MMS Online. Read about the technologies here and then click to see them in action.
The M120 mill-turn/6,500-mm machine is equipped with machining lengths ranging from 78" to 315" and a swing ranging to 48". Along with power ranges (ranging to 168 hp) and torque values (ranging to 8,680 foot-pounds) of the main spindle, feed rates on all axes make for dynamics and productivity.
The Value Of Probing On Turn-Mills
Part probing isn’t performed as often on turn-mills as it is on conventional machine tools. It does offer advantages for multitasking machines, though. Includes video.
U Axis Expands Internal Multitasking Machining
The promise of multitasking or complete machining continues to be realized in shops applying the technology. Driven by a need to manufacture workpieces complete in a single handling, machine tools that efficiently blend the operational capabilities of turning, milling and drilling in a single platform continue to evolve.