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Shop Thrives on Evolving CAM Capabilities
High speed, turn-mill and “hybrid” tool paths that combine functionality are among the Mastercam CAM software features that help keep this shop competitive.
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...
Quick-Change Chucks Boost Turn-Mill Benefits
At this Chicago-area manufacturer, quick-change chucks from Kitagawa added to the benefits of moving from multiple setups on multiple machines to producing parts in a single setup on Mazak turn-mills.
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...