Horizontal Machining Centers (HMCs)

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Published: 11/19/2009

Honing On A Horizontal Machining Center
A specially designed tooling package for honing operations, along with live, on-board gaging, allows critical honing operations to move to HMCs, thereby eliminating several separate steps on multiple dedicated machines. 

Published: 4/6/2009

Compact Micromachining Center
 This machining center with a work cube of 4 inches was designed specifically for micromachining.

Published: 10/23/2008

Pallet-Transfer Multi-Spindle Machining Center Defies Classification
Increasingly, new machine tools are being developed that defy existing classification code by virtue of their multi-tasking capabilities.

Published: 3/24/2006

Don’t Forget The Drawbar
The force that holds the toolholder in the machining center's spindle can weaken over time. If you haven't checked drawbar force in a while, this may be the weak link in your process.

Published: 12/13/2004

Understanding MQL
Minimum quantity lubricant can save money, improve tool life and improve the part finish. But it may involve changes to both the equipment and the processing strategy.

Published: 6/17/2004

Provide A Service, Then Make The Part
The way this shop serves its customers brings in machining work by design.

Published: 7/15/2003

Sourcing Automation
A new kind of 'automation project manager' helped this company install a roboticized machining cell, the first of several now operating in its plant.

Published: 12/15/2002

High Speed Machining, Italian Style
One of the highlights of BI-MU, Italy's recent biennial machine tool show, was the number of innovative machine tools (and related technology) focusing on high speed machining.

Published: 10/15/2002

Getting To Know Grob
With some familiar names in the machine tool building business fading away recently through mergers, acquisitions, or shutdowns, it may be interesting to learn of an unfamiliar or little known machine tool builder.

Published: 10/15/2002

Weighing The HMC's Pluses
A horizontal machining center enabled this scale manufacturer to get its machining department back into shape.