Metal Cutting

Exploring the: Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs) Zone
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Honing Expertise Provides Winning Finish for Pro Stock Engines

Elite Performance needed to produce a rounder, straighter bore to increase engine performance. Sunnen's SV-20 machine and multi-stone diamond abrasives provided greater honing control, flexibility and repeatability.


Gantry Machine Streamlines Mold Production

Century Tool and Gage's large-size plates used in the injection-molding process were causing production bottlenecks. The Annihilator gantry machining center from Quickmill improved productivity and quality.


VMC Helps Shop Find Tight-Tolerance Niche

YDC Precision Machine's VMCs needed more capacity and capability, so it invested in a Makino PS95 vertical machining center that cut cycle times in half.


VMC Improves Shop’s Flexibility, Efficiency

RDM Manufacturing Precision CNC needed to improve its equipment flexibility to keep up with its large variety of clients. Investing in a VMC from SMTCL enabled the shop to achieve higher metal removal rates and better surface finish to better deal w...


Increasing Production with Fewer Machines

Hanna Cylinders needed to shorten production lead times and speed deliveries. Replacing several of its legacy machines with Mazak machine tools helped to increase jobs shipped per month and brought production in-house, even with fewer overall machin...


Through-Coolant Capability Reduces Cycle Time

Aided by Walter Titex tooling and a new higher-rpm machine tool from Fryer, Toolmasters Inc. was able to cut cycle time on a complex die set.


Large Y-Axis VMC Enables Complete Machining in Single Setup

When Sarro Manufacturing couldn’t manufacture large, aluminum plates in one setup, it installed a Feeler VMP-1100S from Methods Machine Tools Inc. The VMC cut cycle time and spiked productivity.


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.


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