Metal Cutting

Exploring the: Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs) Zone
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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.)


Milling, Turning Machine Line Supports Versatility

This shop relies almost exclusively on Milltronics machines for its milling and turning operations. The machines’ easy-to-use, conversational control, reliability and capacity for tight tolerances help support the versatility the shop needs to stay ...


Hard Milling Reduces Lead Time, Manual Labor

Investing in a hard milling machine from Makino has enabled this fineblanking manufacturer to reduce lead time by 55 percent, reduce manual labor and improve part quality.


Machine Line Alleviates Workflow Bottlenecks

Workflow bottlenecks led this oil and gas industry manufacturer to seek a new line of machine tools. Standardizing on mills, lathes and other machines from FEMCO eliminated operator training issues while reducing process time and tooling costs.


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