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.
Instead of inspecting machined parts, get to know the process better.
The maker of racing engine components produces parts that have many permutations within each product line. Here is how Jesel sets up work for cost-effective, responsive machining.
A manufacturer that is distinctive for its attention to in-cycle machining productivity describes its efforts to obtain efficiency improvements outside of the machining cycle. The shop’s primary tool is a simple, daily, graphical recap that illustrates when each machine tool was and was not making parts.