Kitamura Machinery of USA, Inc.
78 East Century Drive
Wheeling , IL 60090 US
A Message from Kitamura Machinery of USA, Inc.
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
When Machining Lights Out Leaves Nothing Out
A Top Shops honors program winner strives to ensure every part crosses paths with a robot, cobot or pallet changer.
Kitamura Announces New VP of Sales, Distributor
Kitamura has announced that Dave Lucius is joining its leadership team as vice president of sales for the Americas, and that Tipton Technologies is its new exclusive representative in northern Ohio.
Lean Manufacturing Means Taking Nothing for Granted
As foreign competition undercut Valtech Corp.'s business throughout the aughts, the company had a choice to make: Switch production to CNC machining for one of its products, or abandon the product line. Starting from scratch with older machine tools has helped the company scrutinize each step of its processes.
3D Printing’s Value-Add Keeps Adding Up
Additive manufacturing impacts every stage of production at this flexible yet highly automated CNC machining business.
Kitamura's Mycenter-HX300iG 400 Combines Large Work Area in Small Footprint
Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX300iG/400 expands the company’s small-footprint HMC offering, providing heavy-duty cutting, accuracy and reliability.
November 2019 Product Spotlight: 5-Axis Machining
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on five-axis machining technologies.
Kitamura's MedCenter5AX Five-Axis VMC Machines Complex Medical Parts
Kitamura Machinery’s compact MedCenter5AX vertical machining center is designed for high-precision, accurate and fast machining of complex, multi-sided parts in one setup.
Five-Axis Horizontal Machining Cell Carries 174 Tools
Kitamura Machinery’s five-axis Supercell-300G horizontal manufacturing cell features a 20-station automatic pallet changer (APC) with work ID system and a 174-tool, matrix-style toolchanger.
Kitamura, CAMplete Solutions Announce Software Partnership
The partnership revolves around the latter’s TruePath postprocessing, verification and optimization software for five-axis machines.
People are Part of the Process for Machining Inconel
A Tacoma shop describes its winning strategy for efficient machining of Inconel. That strategy includes careful choices of cutting tools and cutting parameters. It also includes a healthy breakfast.
March 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
Click through this slideshow for HMCs, VMCs, multitasking centers and more.
VMC Offers Large Work Envelope within Compact Design
Kitamura Machinery’s high-capacity Mycenter-3XD vertical machining center is designed to save space while offering a larger work envelope.
HMC Offers Flexibility in Cutting Capabilities
Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX500G horizontal machining center, part of the company’s G series of machining centers, is designed for medium to large parts that require flexibility in cutting capabilities.
Reducing Setups With Automated Pallet Systems
Wouldn’t it be great to set up a pallet once and then be done with it? Automated pallet systems help companies recover time lost to repeat setups for recurring part orders.
HMC Offers Two Spindle Configurations
Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX500G horizontal machining center provides flexible cutting capabilities for medium to large-sized parts.
VMC Provides Flexibility for Job Shop Environments
Kitamura’s Mycenter-4XD high-capacity vertical machining center is designed for flexible job shop operations.
Compact HMC Offers Accuracy for Small Parts
Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX250G horizontal machining center (HMC) is designed for medium- and long-run small parts that require high accuracy and productivity.
The Big Step Up
A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s experience so far.
HMC Designed for Tough Cuts in Large Parts
Kitamura’s Mycenter-HX800iL HMC is designed for heavy-duty, large-part precision machining.
VMC Provides High Accuracy
Kitamura’s Mycenter-3XG VMC offers positioning accuracy measuring ±0.000079" and repeatability of ±0.000039". All mounted surfaces requiring assembly are hand scraped to provide full surface contact and proper alignment for long-term reliability, peak performance and accuracy, the company says.The machining center’s thick walls and ribbed box-type, Meehanite-cast construction, coupled with solid box guide ways on the X, Y and Z axes, are designed to ensure quality and rigidity.
HMC Reduces Setup Time On Low-Volume Jobs
Producing parts right the first time is especially important for a job shop that pays as much as $10,000 for raw material. Although complex geometries and tight delivery schedules initially made this challenging, a four-axis HMC with pallet changer allowed faster setups and unattended production.