Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs)
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Integrating Additive Manufacturing without Inhibiting Machining
CNC machining is the superior process for dimensional precision. Can AM be added to the machine tool without compromising this strength?
Machining Centers Maintain Rigid, Stable Performance
This month’s curation of products focuses on a diverse variety of machining centers.
Two-Minute Video: Advantage of Twin-Pallets/Dual-Station Vises
This short, simple video demonstrates one way to maximize spindle up-time using a pallet-changing VMC.
Video: Vertical Machining Centers at Taylor Guitars
Equipment most of us associate with metalworking is used in this famous guitar maker’s production woodworking application.
Video: In-House Manufacturing of the Machined Direct Drive Drum Pedal
Music-industry manufacturer DW Drums discusses in-house production, machining of its new pedal design and working with extruded parts.
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.