Horizontal Machining Centers (HMCs)
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On Display at “Technology Days”
The Nanoslide cylinder bore coating process and the MC20 horizontal machining module received a lot of attention at Heller Machine Tools' "Technology Days" open house event.
Small Engine Precision Fuels Fifth-Axis Production Workholding Concept
The challenge holding tight tolerances for its billet RC helicopter engine components drove this company to develop an innovative fifth-axis tombstone device to complete multiple parts on an HMC in one setup.
A Model Machine for Titanium
Researchers develop a machine tool that controls vibration to mill titanium more productively. The machine relies on guideway systems delivering stiffness that is literally infinite.
Automated machining processes enable this maker of high-performance mountain bike parts to manufacture efficiently with minimal staff.
Doosan Makes a Power Play
The South Korean builder is directing its focus toward rigid machine platforms capable of heavy cuts in tough materials.
The 400° Difference
Cryogenic machining achieves dramatic tool life gains not by flooding the cut, but by refrigerating the tool.
The Online Optimizer
Coming soon: The Machine Tool Genome Project promises to let almost any machine shop use its machining centers more productively. Shops will benefit from tap-test findings without personally tapping any of their own machines or tools.
One Way to Machine Long Titanium Parts
This horizontal machining center design not only addresses the need for larger machining capacity for long aerospace components, but it also offers impressive material removal rates for tough titanium alloys.
Taking Spindle Health Seriously
Minimizing machine downtime became all the more important as this shop began targeting higher-production automotive work. To that end, it is in the early stages of implementing predictive spindle monitoring technology to head off problems that could...
Dial Down or Dial Up?
Vibration analysis may be the machining center’s missing piece. If you haven’t performed this analysis on your high speed machine, you probably don’t know what the machine can do.