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Exploring the: Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs) Zone


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Gaining Capabilities with a Five-Face Machining Center

By using the RB-4VM five-face bridge-type machining center from SNK America Inc., Marvel Manufacturing Co. Inc. was able to produce complex parts for band saws with increased precision.


Business Grows with Easy-to-Program Mill

By purchasing a Hurco VM10 CNC mill, The Precision Edge Machine increased turnaround of small-batch production by increasing capacity


Machines Make Light of High-Tech Production

Productivity and flexibility are key reasons this company standardized on Haas machines for in-house production of high-tech photonics equipment.


VMC, Pallet System Keep Work Flowing

A Haas VMC with a Midaco pallet changer not only freed additional capacity on the HMCs this shop uses for tight-tolerance production work, but also reduced cycle times in some cases.


Automated VMC Fills Capacity Gap

A new Feeler VMC from Methods Machine Tools has not only met this manufacturer’s need for additional capacity, but also taken on more work than initially expected.


Uniformity Paves the Way for Flexibility

Standardizing on one brand of machines provides the flexibility this firearm component manufacturer needs to accommodate a variety of custom component designs.


Pallet Changer Keeps Machine and Operator Busy

A new VMC with an automated pallet changer helped this shop meet customer requirements for lower prices and faster deliveries.


Shop Finds Perfect Fit in New VMC

A Feeler VMC from Methods Machine Tools helped this shop produce larger parts more efficiently and accurately.


Rigid, Reliable Machines Aid In-House Production

This plastics industry manufacturer relies on machines from Toyoda to produce twin-screw extruders and other production equipment in-house. This strategy saves the company money and enables it to respond flexibly to changing market conditions, among...


Five-Axis Machine Blends Power, Small Work Zone

A manufacturer of blisks and impellers needed to quickly find a new five-axis machining center, or risk losing a lucrative job. Two new VMCs fit the shop’s requirements and provided unexpected benefits. (Includes video.)


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