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Published: 3/4/2016

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...

Published: 2/22/2016

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.

Published: 2/11/2016

Improving, Consolidating at DMG MORI Open House
The 2016 event in Pfronten, Germany, emphasized new machine iterations as well as growing standardization.

Published: 1/4/2016

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.

Published: 7/17/2015

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...

Published: 4/22/2015

Video: Robot Flipping System for Turning
This video demonstrates how robot flipping station can serve the same purpose as a subspindle on a one-spindle multitasking center.

Published: 4/14/2015

Product Slideshow: Turning
Lathes and turning machines designed for flexibility are highlighted in this month’s product spotlight.

Published: 2/26/2015

Winner Named in First-Ever International Additive Manufacturing Award
Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Ltd. will receive the inaugural International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) for its innovative methodology that enables metal deposition (via laser cladding) to be integrated on a multi-axis CNC machine.

Published: 2/11/2015

Marshall Manufacturing Wins Romi Lathe at IMTS
Yes, you’d think I would have reported this sooner being that IMTS took place last September. But, there’s a reason why I didn’t.

Published: 12/5/2014

Video: Tailstock Fundamentals
This video on tailstocks for lathes is equally valuable as an introduction for trainees or a refresher for existing operators.