Horizontal Machining Centers (HMCs)

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Published: 9/1/2014

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.

Published: 5/1/2014

Automated HMC Cell Powers Rod Production Flexibility
To quickly change rod connector types, automotive manufacturer Metaldyne installed a fully automated HMC cell of standalone Mazak HMCs and a FANUC robot.

Published: 1/1/2014

HMC Provides Quality Needed for Medical Manufacturing
Big River Engineering and Manufacturing purchased a high-precision Makino a51 HMC to meet FDA regulations and gain customers in the medical device manufacturing industry.

Published: 12/1/2013

Shop Uses HMC to Become Serious Contender
By investing in horizontal machining centers, L.B.G. Machine was able to increase the productivity necessary to take on high-precision work.

Published: 5/17/2013

Large Travel Size Increases Shop Productivity
By purchasing a Feeler bridge mill with a large travel size, Elite Tool increased productivity by reducing setups and doing more work in-house.

Published: 4/19/2013

Live-Monitoring Software Maximizes Automation Investment
By implementing its own shop management software, Lynar Corporation was able to increase productivity by 15 percent.

Published: 4/16/2013

Cramming for Competitiveness
Low-profile clamps contribute to the high-density fixturing this shop needs to make the most of an equipment configuration that is increasingly renowned for reducing setups and keeping the spindle turning.

Published: 9/17/2012

Machines Make Light of High-Tech Production
Productivity and flexibility are key reasons this company standardized on Haas machines for in-house production of high-tech photonics equipment.

Published: 3/13/2012

Cell’s Benefits Derive From Sum of Its Parts
This shop’s experience with implementing a cell consisting of four robot-fed HMCS demonstrates that success depends on more than automation alone.

Published: 6/13/2011

Rigid, Reliable Machines Aid In-House Production
This plastics industry manufacturer relies on machines from Toyoda to produce twin-screw extruders and other production equipment in-house. This strategy saves the company money and enables it to respond flexibly to changing market conditions, among...