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Published: 10/16/2013

Video: Horizontal Boring Mill Turns 23-Foot-Diameter Part
This shop leverages large-scale multitasking machines. Learn why, and see one of its horizontal boring mills turning a terribly big mining industry part.

Published: 6/5/2013

Mazak Event Targets Aerospace, Medical
While in the area for EASTEC last month, I attended Mazak Corporation’s “Discover More with Mazak” event at its Northeast Technology Center in Windsor Locks, Conn. The 3-day event highlighted a lineup of the company’s manufacturing systems.

Published: 5/3/2013

Mazak’s Midwest Event Focuses on Multitasking
Mazak has been presenting a series of “Discover More With Mazak” customer events at its tech centers in select locations around the country. I attended the one in Schaumburg, Illinois (Chicago area). Here’s what I found.

Published: 3/13/2013

What Parts Make Sense for Multitasking?
One of the striking things about Mazak’s new knowledge center on multitasking is how few of the part examples included within it are round.

Published: 1/24/2013

Merging Turning and Automation
Hardinge Inc. recently demonstrated automated production of hydraulic spool valve housings on its T51 MSY SP Super-Precision turning center.

Published: 11/28/2012

Video: Multitasking Production at Straitline
Straitline Components recently automated the production of its newest product using a machine that is arguably the most versatile in the shop so far—a Doosan nine-axis multitasking turning center.

Published: 7/19/2011

Doing More with a Live-Tool Lathe
A tool design improved the milling capability of a CNC turning center.

Published: 5/23/2011

Steady as She Goes
Machine shops are inventive operations. Learn how one uses a steady rest in a different way on one of its two-turret CNC lathes.

Published: 5/4/2011

Multitasking Calculator
Does it make sense to replace a series of separate machine tools with a single multitasking machine that performs turning, milling and drilling all in one cycle?

Published: 3/23/2011

Center Rock and Setups
Just because a machine can run a part in one setup, that doesn’t mean it should.