Horizontal Machining Centers (HMCs)
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Honing System Eliminates a Gun Barrel Lapping Operation
Pac-Nor Barreling Inc.'s manual lapping of gun barrels was tedious and time-consuming. Sunnen's HTE honing machine eliminated manual pre-lapping and improved barrel consistency.
Precision Profiler Opens Opportunity for Larger Aerospace Parts
Fort Walton Machining could only process smaller aerospace parts without investing in large, expensive-to-operate equipment. Mazak's Vortex 160 horizontal profiler increased the shop's part size capabilities.
New Workholding Setup, Machining Orientation Enable Lights-Out Production
For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.
Automotive Manufacturer Grows through Automation
Gil-Mar Manufacturing met growing application demands on their average machines by partnering with Methods Machine Tools to automate and integrate them.
Rough Boring Tool Cuts Challenging Material, Time in Aerospace Application
By using Sandvik Coromant's DuoBore 821D rough boring tool, Excelco/Newbrook Inc. increased feed rates and saved shop production time cutting Nitronic 40 for aerospace work.
HMC Saves Floor Space, Increases Production Capacity
When Calmotion LLC's production capacity fell behind demand for its rotary products, it added horizontal machining with the SMTCL HMC80 for reduced operations and setup times.
Automated Five-Axis Cell Streamlines Production
Abipa Canada made its move into automation leveraging a fixture plate distribution system and an HMC, minimizing setup time and lowering part production costs.
HMCs Help Bow Manufacturer Improve Technology, Productivity
By incorporating a Makino a51nx horizontal machining center into its production process, Mathews Inc. was able to increase its efficiency and keep bow production in-house.
Multi-Pallet HMCs Reduce Setup Time
Incorporating Kiwa horizontal machining centers from Methods Machine Tools helped Baum Precision Machining Inc. reduce setup time and improve productivity.
Flexible Manufacturing System Shortens Lead Times
A Makino MMC cell and a81 machines provide a flexible production environment that helped Roush Industries take on a wider variety of work with shortened lead times.