Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs)

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Published: 9/17/2012

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.

Published: 8/13/2012

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.

Published: 2/10/2012

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.

Published: 2/10/2012

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.

Published: 12/16/2011

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.

Published: 10/17/2011

Shop Finds Perfect Fit in New VMC
A Feeler VMC from Methods Machine Tools helped this shop produce larger parts more efficiently and accurately.

Published: 6/13/2011

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...

Published: 4/18/2011

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.)

Published: 11/10/2010

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 ...

Published: 6/15/2010

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.