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Five-Axis Machine Blends Power, Small Work Zone

A manufacturer of blisks and impellers needed to quickly find a new five-axis machining center, or risk losing a lucrative job. Two new VMCs fit the shop’s requirements and provided unexpected benefits. (Includes video.)


Cell Works the Night Shift

At this aerospace and medical component manufacturer, a Doosan HMC paired with a flexible pallet magazine and cell controller from Fastems has increased production and part quality while eliminating variation throughout the production chain.


HMCs, Turn/Mills Aid Diversification Strategy

This company had expanded its facility, implemented Lean practices and taken other steps to improve efficiency, but breaking into new sectors such as wind energy would require new technology. Two turn/mill machines and two HMCs from Mazak enabled th...


Precision Metrology Supplier Relies on HMC Accuracy

Global metrology supplier Quality Vision International produces critical measurement equipment components in-house to control quality and accuracy. HMCs from Makino enabled the company to not only achieve the precision required for components of one...


Probe Has Right Touch for Five-Axis Aerospace Parts

On-machine measurement is critical at this aerospace manufacturer, which needs to ensure that features of already high-value parts are within specification before performing additional operations. With the RMP600 strain-gage probe from Renishaw, the...


Milling, Turning Machine Line Supports Versatility

This shop relies almost exclusively on Milltronics machines for its milling and turning operations. The machines’ easy-to-use, conversational control, reliability and capacity for tight tolerances help support the versatility the shop needs to stay ...


Startup Leverages Machine Tool Builder Expertise

To improve competitiveness, Sakana, a gray and ductile iron casting firm, decided to take responsibility for more steps in the wind turbine manufacturing process. With no experience in machining, partnering with machine tool builder Soraluce was key...


Hard Milling Reduces Lead Time, Manual Labor

Investing in a hard milling machine from Makino has enabled this fineblanking manufacturer to reduce lead time by 55 percent, reduce manual labor and improve part quality.


Machine Line Alleviates Workflow Bottlenecks

Workflow bottlenecks led this oil and gas industry manufacturer to seek a new line of machine tools. Standardizing on mills, lathes and other machines from FEMCO eliminated operator training issues while reducing process time and tooling costs.


Automatic Pallet System Helps Pick Up The Pace

Racecar drivers need high-performance components to win races, but manufacturing those components requires speed, too. An automated pallet changer helped this shop boost production not only for its auto customers, but also for customers in aerospace...


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