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Video: “Three-Stack” Turret Lathe with ATC
This turret lathe features an automatic toolchanger to increase flexibility for job shops that encounter a variety of different part types.
October 2016 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Turning
This month's Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on turning machines, peripheral equipment and tooling.
Before You Buy That New Machine Tool, Consider the Workpiece
Among the many important questions to answer before purchasing a new machine tool is what size and sort of workpiece it will be machining.
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.