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Advanced Technology Drives 40 Years of Manufacturing

Mazak has been manufacturing machine tools in Florence, Kentucky, for 40 years. The growth and development of the production technology deployed in this plant reflect the most important advances in manufacturing during this span—from enhanced flexib...


Emag Emphasizes Modular Gear Making

A recent open house event showcased an approach to tailoring a gear production system not through custom engineering, but by assembling the line from complementary standard machines.


Job Shop in Sweden Installs Haas’s 150,000th Machine

The milestone machine—a dual-spindle turning center with a Y axis—was installed in a job shop halfway between Stockholm and Gothenburg.


Product Spotlight Slideshow: Turning

Integrated conveyor. Removable guide bushing. Simple cellular configuration. These are just a few of the turning center design elements highlighted in our April Modern Equipment Review Spotlight.


The Case for VTLs

The vertical lathe configuration offers advantages that go beyond large-part machining.


Methods Tech Center Open House

Methods Machine Tools Inc. will be holding an open house at its Tempe, Ariz., Technology Center on November 13 and 14, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Video: Company Evolves from a Manual Shop to a High Precision Success Story

Ian and Jack Wagter, owners of Lumar Machining & Manufacturing Ltd. of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, purchased the company with a customer base of two automotive plants. Today, Lumar Machining has a thriving business with plans to expand, adding even...


Video: Horizontal Boring Mill Turns 23-Foot-Diameter Part

This shop leverages large-scale multitasking machines. Learn why, and see one of its horizontal boring mills turning a terribly big mining industry part.


Mazak Event Targets Aerospace, Medical

While in the area for EASTEC last month, I attended Mazak Corporation’s “Discover More with Mazak” event at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Conn. The 3-day event highlighted a lineup of the company’s manufacturing systems.


Mazak’s Midwest Event Focuses on Multitasking

Mazak has been presenting a series of “Discover More With Mazak” customer events at its tech centers in select locations around the country. I attended the one in Schaumburg, Illinois (Chicago area). Here’s what I found.


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