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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.


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.


Product Slideshow: Turning

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


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.


Two Heads Better Than One in New Hybrid Additive/Subtractive Machine

New Mazak Integrex capable of additive manufacturing includes heads for both high speed and high precision metal deposition. “Natural extension of multitasking,” the company says.


Tool Monitoring for Complex Machining

One of the biggest challenges to tool monitoring on a multitasking machine is coping with simultaneous cutting operations. Caron Engineering (Wells, Maine) designed a system to meet this challenge.


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...


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: 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.


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