July 2017 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Turning

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of lathes and turning equipment.

The slideshow above, based on our July print issue’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight, features turning machines, including high-production lathes, turn-mills and even training lathes.

Click through the slideshow for details, and follow the links for more information on each product.


  • B-Axis Turn/Mills Have Their Place

    The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.

  • The Value Of Probing On Turn-Mills

    Part probing isn’t performed as often on turn-mills as it is on conventional machine tools. It does offer advantages for multitasking machines, though. Includes video.

  • 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.