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Video: Robot Changes Vise Jaws for Continuous Machining

If a robot can load and unload parts, why can’t it do the same for workholding? Here is video of a robot changing the vise jaws so the same machining center can run different operations in unattended machining.


Product Slideshow: Machining Centers

The March issue includes a spotlight section on machining centers. Click through the slideshow to learn more about these machines and others.


Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers

Automatic pallet changers and support for automation are some popular features of recently released machining centers. View the December slideshow for more on these machines.


A Case Study in Craftsmanship

With some 300 models of machine tools on offer, and new technologies such as the i5 CNC control now on the market, SMTCL is showing aggressive—and impressive—growth.


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...


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