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Remember Fadal? It’s Back

At IMTS 2014, you’ll see that a familiar U.S. machine tool brand is back.


Clamping Options for Five-Axis Machining

In five-axis machining, the workholding has to get out of the way. The wrong choice of clamping risks collision and can obscure one of the principal benefits of a five-axis machine.


Profiler Expected to Exceed 100 Cubic Inches per Minute in Titanium

Five-axis, five-spindle machine aims at reduced cost per piece for production of large aircraft components.


Robot Machining Unit

A robot-based machine tool provides a simple and flexible option for certain machining applications.


Video: Linear Motor Machine Milling Small Pins

Watch a vertical machining center with linear motors on the X and Y axes machine 25-mm-long pins with 0.5-mm diameters.


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.


Why a Few Degrees Matter

3 + 2 machining might not be as captivating as five-axis contouring operations, but it can be just as valuable.


Why a Dual-Column Machining Center?

According to this machine tool supplier, a dual-column or bridge-type machining center is 10 times more thermally stable than a comparable “C” style machine.


Bow Machining II

What does a bow say about manufacturing? Quite a bit, actually. Bows from Elite feature trigger parts machined through EDM, composite laminate upper and lower limbs cut with waterjet, and a riser and other components milled out of aluminum on a vert...


Bow Machining I

Toyoda's Stealth vertical machining center is part of a manufacturing process that bow maker Mathews Inc. uses to produce 300,000 bows per year.


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