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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.
In-House CNCs Help Automotive Shop Gain Manufacturing Control
By investing in two advanced CNC machine tools from Haas Automation Inc. and bringing chip-making in house, Neal Technologies was able to grow its business.
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.
Through-Coolant Capability Reduces Cycle Time
Aided by Walter Titex tooling and a new higher-rpm machine tool from Fryer, Toolmasters Inc. was able to cut cycle time on a complex die set.
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.
Large Y-Axis VMC Enables Complete Machining in Single Setup
When Sarro Manufacturing couldn’t manufacture large, aluminum plates in one setup, it installed a Feeler VMP-1100S from Methods Machine Tools Inc. The VMC cut cycle time and spiked productivity.
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.
Gaining Capabilities with a Five-Face Machining Center
By using the RB-4VM five-face bridge-type machining center from SNK America Inc., Marvel Manufacturing Co. Inc. was able to produce complex parts for band saws with increased precision.