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Vertical Turning Frees Up Brake Production

When it comes to machine tools, Andreas Jung, plant manager at Siegerland Bremsen, Haiger, Germany, is not so easy to fool.


Machining Cell Helps Bolster Local Industry

A two-machine cell consisting of a turn-mill and surface grinder from Chevalier Machinery, both serviced by an industrial robot from ABB Robotics, play a key role in a San Antonio research and education institution’s mission to strengthen the local ...


Inverted VTLs Facilitate Single-Piece Flow

Four inverted vertical turning lathes from EMAG spurred this gear manufacturer’s move from batch-and-queue production to automated, single-piece flow.


Turn-Mill Center Aids Shop through Recession

Bryan Cardon chose multitasking as the solution to improve his shop’s workflow. He reduced cycle times and leadtimes for his customers in his Ogden, Utah, machine shop after implementing the Ganesh 32CS seven-axis, twin spindle, turn-mill center. Th...


Custom Turning with Only Two Operators

With only two people, the shop provides complete CNC mill-turn services plus CNC milling, CNC turning, inspection, prototyping, production and assembly.


Manufacturer Turns Inward for New Machine

The Hardinge Workholding Group needed a heavy-duty machine with a rigid structural design that could perform multiple operations. After scouring the market, the group found the right model closer to home than it expected.


Turn-Mill Keeps Diversified Work In-House

A Samsung SL25ASY turn-mill is the latest investment by a manufacturer that is moving to bring more core work in-house while also diversifying its customer base.


HMCs, Turn/Mills Aid Diversification Strategy

This company had expanded its facility, implemented Lean practices and taken other steps to improve efficiency, but breaking into new sectors such as wind energy would require new technology. Two turn/mill machines and two HMCs from Mazak enabled th...


Milling, Turning Machine Line Supports Versatility

This shop relies almost exclusively on Milltronics machines for its milling and turning operations. The machines’ easy-to-use, conversational control, reliability and capacity for tight tolerances help support the versatility the shop needs to stay ...


Multitasking Turning Center Enables Value-Added Service

Going the extra mile for customers is something that not all shops take advantage of for one reason or another.


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