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This shop has developed various time-saving tool components by creating them internally, including one tooling solution now being used by other shops as well.
A small shop committed to labor-saving automation added a nine-axis turning center to machine mountain bike stems. The value of this complex machine is that it delivers a simple process. The learning curve was worth it, the owners say.
Different levels of multitasking machine tools address different types of parts.
Multitasking machines provide an excellent point of entry for machine shops interested in adding gear manufacturing to their list of capabilities, including power skiving.
After deciding to manufacture bevel gears for its own purposes in-house, Index developed a “gear hobbing package” that transforms its R200 and R300 turn-mill centers into gear cutting machines.
Lori Beckman (editor)
Methods Machine Tools Inc.’s Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, a multitasking turning center, features complete parts machining in one operation, with a built-in load/unload automation system and advanced operator recognition management software.
The Y axis has some primary capabilities that make it extremely efficient and cost effective in multitasking operations.
Edited by Jedd Cole
Mazak’s Integrex i-200ST multitasking machine features the company’s Mazatrol SmoothX CNC for machining complex parts.