Exploring the: Large-Part Machining Zone
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Precision Profiler Opens Opportunity for Larger Aerospace Parts
Fort Walton Machining could only process smaller aerospace parts without investing in large, expensive-to-operate equipment. Mazak's Vortex 160 horizontal profiler increased the shop's part size capabilities.
Big Multifunction Machines for Big Castings
Turn-mill technology enables this company to minimize lead times and handling for its large machined castings.
Inserts Withstand Heavy, High-Feed Cuts
Swapping standard button inserts for a new grade from Ingersoll helped this manufacturer of downhole oil-drilling equipment double throughput on a troublesome arbor milling job in hardened steel.
Larger Equipment Helps Expand Vision
The largest vertical-capacity Carl Zeiss CMM in the Western hemisphere and four large boring mills from MAG Giddings & Lewis prove critical to machining massive wind turbine components at Three-M Tool and Machine.
Shop Finds Perfect Fit in New VMC
A Feeler VMC from Methods Machine Tools helped this shop produce larger parts more efficiently and accurately.
Portable CMM Slashes Inspection Time
For very large parts, portable measuring solutions can be more practical than traditional CMMs and gages. One such unit from FARO helped this shop reduce inspection time by 80 percent on a large, cast iron housing.