Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs)
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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.
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.