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Published: 12/5/2016

Video: The Impact of a Horizontal Machining Center
A small shop describes the efficiency gains it is seeing now that it has a horizontal machining center instead of solely verticals. One of the shop’s leaders talks through processing of parts then and now.

Published: 9/1/2016

Four Companies Partner to Deliver Optimized Tooling Solution
Toolholder, tool and retention knob are all shipped as an assembled, pre-balanced unit that is tailored to the dynamics of the user’s particular Okuma machining center, allowing that machine to achieve something near to the smoothest and mo...

Published: 3/10/2016

Machining Centers Maintain Rigid, Stable Performance
This month’s curation of products focuses on a diverse variety of machining centers.

Published: 3/5/2015

Product Slideshow: Machining Centers
The March issue includes a spotlight section on machining centers. Click through the slideshow to learn more about these machines and others.

Published: 12/4/2014

Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
Automatic pallet changers and support for automation are some popular features of recently released machining centers. View the December slideshow for more on these machines.

Published: 11/19/2014

A Case Study in Craftsmanship
With some 300 models of machine tools on offer, and new technologies such as the i5 CNC control now on the market, SMTCL is showing aggressive—and impressive—growth.

Published: 11/7/2014

The Decision Not to Automate Fully
Robotic automation for this machining line was feasible, but the company chose to run it 24/7 with a staff hired just for this job.

Published: 8/11/2014

How Much Can Unattended Production Add?
Using a horizontal machining center, this shop kept production going through two 10-hour shifts per day. That seemed like a lot, but a pallet system enabled the shop to go even further.

Published: 8/8/2014

Advanced Technology Drives 40 Years of Manufacturing
Mazak has been manufacturing machine tools in Florence, Kentucky, for 40 years. The growth and development of the production technology deployed in this plant reflect the most important advances in manufacturing during this span—from enhanced flexib...

Published: 3/7/2014

Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
Every print issue of MMS highlights a particular type of product. For March, we focused on VMCs, HMCs and other machining centers.