Metal Cutting

Exploring the: Turn/Mill & Multitasking Machines Zone
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Taking on Bigger, More Complex Work with Multitasking Machines

Using multitasking machines, Hartman Enterprises was able to increase its part-processing capabilities by taking on more jobs involving larger sized multitasking work.


Consolidating CAM Software Cuts Programming Time

At Trillium Machine Inc., there’s no room for thinking within the comfy confines of “the box,” working in the “comfort zone,” or refusing to try the untried. 


Taking the Heat Off Live Tooling

As live tooling becomes more popular in many CNC turning centers, the use of tooling with sealed bearing performance is becoming a challenge for shops that produce components in high volumes or with lengthy cycle times.


Multitasking Capabilities Help Shop Stay Ahead of Orders

With the new Okuma CNC lathe multitasking production center, this company is increasing the size of its net, going after new markets, taking a hard look at aerospace engine coolers and a large array of medical applications.


Lathe with Multitasking Capability Helps Shop Stay Competitive

Purchasing a multitasking turning center has helped Mercer Machine Tool accept a wider range of jobs to ensure the future of its business.


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.


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 ...


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.


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