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So You’re in the Market for a Machine Tool—Start Your Search by Asking “Why”

There’s nothing worse than buying a new machine that ends up neglected in the corner because it’s the wrong one for the job. Some key questions at the beginning of your search can help you avoid that.


Programming is Key for Vertical Multitasking

This article looks at applying multitasking machines in efficient and productive ways. Moreover, it looks at how to best program the multiple operations in a sequence that optimizes production.


Making Machine Tool Research Accessible

With a decision as weighty as acquiring a new machine tool, it helps to have as much data as possible close at hand.


Spotlight on Vertical, Multitasking Turning Centers

This month’s product curation emphasizes vertical turning centers and multitasking machines capable of turning and other processes.


Machining Centers Maintain Rigid, Stable Performance

This month’s curation of products focuses on a diverse variety of machining centers.


Video: Rotating Table Swivels 180 Degrees on this Mill-Turn

For an unusual bell-shaped workpiece, Stein Seal turned to Grob Systems for a mill-turn machine with a horizontal spindle. A rotating, swiveling worktable on the vertical Y axis of this G550T machine enables it to do heavy-duty turning in a horizont...


Video: Chatter Control in Turning through Spindle Speed Variation

Instead of running at a consistent speed, a CNC parameter enables the lathe’s spindle speed to automatically cycle up and down through a range. The process, therefore, spends only an instant at any problematic speed.


Improving, Consolidating at DMG MORI Open House

The 2016 event in Pfronten, Germany, emphasized new machine iterations as well as growing standardization.


Three Design Elements for Effective Turning on a Five-Axis Machine

Here are three design elements that enable this five-axis machine to effectively turn workpieces, even if they aren’t symmetric.


A Really, Really Big Boring Bar

The developers are calling it the world’s largest anti-vibration boring bar—one that is capable of machining a bore 12 inches in diameter and as long as 165 inches. Sandvik Coromant designed and manufactured this boring bar in cooperation with lathe...


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