May 2018 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of vertical, horizontal and five-axis machining centers, some with dual spindles.
The image gallery above, based on Modern Machine Shop magazine’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight, features machining centers: powerful milling machines with moving tables, enclosures, CNCs and toolchangers. More than one of the products highlighted include dual spindles for double the productivity.
Swipe through the gallery for details, and follow the caption links for more information about each item.
You know how to machine metals, but what about plastic machining? More specifically, glass-fiber-reinforced plastic? This machine shop has it figured out.
Fast CNC processing and high-pressure coolant contribute to removing metal at dramatic rates. But what should a shop know about cutting tools in high speed machining?
Many job shops start in a garage with a used mill and a manual lathe. The owners of this Utah job shop took a different tack. Along the way to a very successful business, they've debunked a bunch of myths commonly held about job shops.