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: 7/28/2009

What Is The Right Machine Tool For Titanium?
Rather than start with the machine, says Boeing, start with the tooling. For titanium workpieces and other high-value parts, a simple spreadsheet of tools and operations might be the most valuable resource for machining center selection.

Published: 4/6/2009

A Micro Machine Design
This machine has no toolholders and no tombstone—but there is a camera. Here are details of a machining center designed for micromachining.

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: 9/18/2007

Where Is Your Wiggle Room?
"Lights out" doesn’t require an intense commitment. This job shop achieves flexible unattended machining when it needs it using palletized HMCs.

Published: 11/8/2006

'Lights-Out' With A Lighter Commitment
For this integrated flexible pallet cell, the machines and the pallet system came from different suppliers. The shop is not locked into any supplier for adding machining centers later.

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: 3/24/2006

Turning Without Rotating The Part
For large or unbalanced parts, this machining center can perform turning or boring operations using its programmable U axis.

Published: 10/6/2005

The In-Cycle Enabler
To achieve 144 hours per week of in-cycle time on its machining centers, this plant relies on software that offers a clear, colorful, real-time view of where the time losses are occurring.