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Hard Turning with Inverted Vertical Turning Centers

When it comes to the machining of hardened surfaces, hard turning is a particularly efficient solution that, compared with grinding, offers a radical reduction of machining times and investment costs.

Repeatability with Heavy-Duty Vertical Turning

Developments in vertical turning technology, such as multitasking functionality, have further increased these machines' relevance.

Shop Grows its Multitasking Operations

Here's a look at what this shop's expanded multitasking capabilities have meant to its success and how it plans to continue building momentum.

Space-Efficient Automation for CNC Lathes

Loader moves entirely within the footprint of the machine.

Automation at Aztalan Engineering

A contract manufacturer expands its capacity using various approaches to feeding the machines.

Multitasking Benefits a Process in Many Ways

Multitask machining is the ability to perform various manufacturing operations unattended, without moving the part to other machines.

A Tidy Turning Cell

This compact cell offers automated turning and inspection for extended periods of unattended operation.

The Big Step Up

A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s exp...

Vertical Turning Adds a Horizontal Ram

For American Vulkan, having both a vertical and a horizontal ram on a large VTL is a critical advantage. The added flexibility enables the company to finish some of its biggest coupling components in one setup to a level of precision and surface qua...

The Stem Solution

A small shop committed to labor-saving automation added a nine-axis turning center to machine mountain bike stems. The value of this complex machine is that it delivers a simple process. The learning curve was worth it, the owners say.

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