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Exploring the: Large-Part Machining Zone
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Chasing after Volumetric Accuracy

Grob Systems has developed a method of checking and compensating for possible distortions to a machine’s structure caused by the weight of a massive workpiece when it is machined in five axes.


A Novel Modular Clamping System

This clamping system minimizes setup times, enable a machine to access five sides of a part and provides highly repeatable positioning for bulky components.


The Million-Dollar Job

A shop specializing in large parts describes the most expensive single order it ever shipped.


Vertical Turning Adds a Horizontal Ram

For American Vulkan, having both a vertical and a horizontal ram on a large VTL is a critical advantage. The added flexibility enables the company to finish some of its biggest coupling components in one setup to a level of precision and surface qua...


Large-Part Additive Manufacturing

These articles sample possibilities for additive manufacturing of large metal parts.


Key Elements of the World’s Largest Inverted VTL

A number of noteworthy design elements enable this inverted vertical turret lathe to accurately and effectively machine very large components.


Delivering Value in Program Production

A contract manufacturer specializing in ongoing production programs describes the investments involved in winning this work.


Gearing Up to Make Big Gears

Over the years, this Indiana job shop/contract manufacturer developed a specialty in gear making. Now it is taking this specialty to a grander scale. Two large machines for high-precision internal gear grinding are the main anchors of the company’s ...


Doosan Makes a Power Play

The South Korean builder is directing its focus toward rigid machine platforms capable of heavy cuts in tough materials.


Zayer Sizes Up the Large Machine Market

Republic Lagun Machine Tool Co. is promoting this line of traveling column machines to users in the wind turbine, airframe, oilfield and rail industries.


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