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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...


Improving, Consolidating at DMG MORI Open House

The 2016 event in Pfronten, Germany, emphasized new machine iterations as well as growing standardization.


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.


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