Machining Centers Maintain Rigid, Stable Performance

This month’s curation of products focuses on a diverse variety of machining centers.


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Click above to view the slideshow of March issue’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight.

March issue’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight highlights horizontal, vertical, five-axis and multitasking machining centers. One standout attribute among the machines in this curation is stability. From the Tongtai CT-350’s wide, torsion-resistant column to the Super 1320’s pre-loaded C3 ballscrews on all three axes, a number of features on these machining centers serve to maintain rigidity and stability for precise operation, even with some large and unwieldy workpieces.

Click the image above to be taken to a slideshow featuring these and other machining center products with links to more information. 


  • Pinch Milling from Top to Bottom

    A multitasking (turnmill) machine that can mill a workpiece top and bottom at the same time has advantages for long, slender workpieces such as turbine blades, propellers and aerospace structural components. Includes video.

  • The Buzz about the B Axis

    The rotating milling head is a defining feature on a turn-mill machine designed for efficient production of complex parts in low volumes.

  • Hobbing on a Turning Center

    This manufacturer’s use of live-tool lathes overcomes labor cost in various ways. One of the latest sources of savings involves bringing another operation—hobbing—into these machines. INCLUDES VIDEO.