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OD Turning on a Machining Center

A tool like the one seen here can make it possible to machine precise cylindrical features of an otherwise odd-shaped part to a fine finish without resorting to a lathe.


Remember Fadal? It’s Back

At IMTS 2014, you’ll see that a familiar U.S. machine tool brand is back.


Video: Linear Motor Machine Milling Small Pins

Watch a vertical machining center with linear motors on the X and Y axes machine 25-mm-long pins with 0.5-mm diameters.


Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers

Every print issue of MMS highlights a particular type of product. For March, we focused on VMCs, HMCs and other machining centers.


Why a Dual-Column Machining Center?

According to this machine tool supplier, a dual-column or bridge-type machining center is 10 times more thermally stable than a comparable “C” style machine.


Bow Machining II

What does a bow say about manufacturing? Quite a bit, actually. Bows from Elite feature trigger parts machined through EDM, composite laminate upper and lower limbs cut with waterjet, and a riser and other components milled out of aluminum on a vert...


Bow Machining I

Toyoda's Stealth vertical machining center is part of a manufacturing process that bow maker Mathews Inc. uses to produce 300,000 bows per year.


Methods Machine Tools Partnership

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has signed an agreement to represent Yasda Precision Tools across the U.S.


VF-1: Then and Now

To commemorate its 30-year anniversary, Haas Automation compares the VF-1 machining center of 1988 with the same model today, illustrating how far the technology has come.


Replacing Broaching with Milling

Trochoidal milling is a toolpath technique generally applied to increase tool life or material removal rate in hard metals. Manufacturing solutions provider Iruba also relies on this approach to make a shaped milling tool effective.


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