SNK America, Inc.

1150 Feehanville Drive

Mount Prospect, IL 60056 US

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

HMC interior

Clearing Weldment Machining Challenges
Rather than replacing an old horizontal boring mill with a similar model, this manufacturer of stone-cutting equipment now uses a dual-pallet HMC with a quill spindle to provide W-axis extension to reach past weldment obstructions and more effectively machine critical weldment features.

Toyoda’s FA1050S 5-Axis

March 2016 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on horizontal, vertical and five-axis machining centers.

SNK America Adds Texas Distributor for Niigata, SNK Nissin, SNK Machines
Associated Machine Tool Technologies is headquartered in Houston with an office in Arlington.

SNK America CMV-100

VMC Offers Continuous Surface Machining of Complex Workpieces
SNK America’s CMV-100 vertical machining center is said to provide efficient, precise five-axis machining and contouring in applications such as three-dimensional work profiles for dies and molds, aircraft components, and more.

MMS February 2016 cover

Increase Machining Efficiency through Machine Monitoring
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.

SNK America Innovates, Educates
Guests witnessed the world premiere of two machining centers, saw live demonstrations on a variety of workpieces and materials, and attended educational sessions by industry leaders.

SNK Nissin

SNK America Innovates, Educates
Guests witnessed the world premiere of two machining centers, saw live demonstrations on a variety of workpieces and materials, and attended educational sessions by industry leaders.

SNK America FSP-80V

Five-Axis VMC Performs Complex Contouring
The FSP-80V vertical machining center from SNK America is intended as a cost-effective alternative for applications requiring complex, simultaneous five-axis contouring of difficult-to-cut materials.

The RB-4VM five-sided vertical machining center

Gaining Capabilities with a Five-Face Machining Center
By using the RB-4VM five-face bridge-type machining center from SNK America Inc., Marvel Manufacturing Co. Inc. was able to produce complex parts for band saws with increased precision.

SNK America Tech Center Grand Opening Promote Cradle-to-Grave Support
At the grand opening of SNK America's new Tech Center, the company emphasized its commitment to supporting its machines for the duration of their lifetime.

Why a Tech Center?
There was a time when a machine tool supplier could serve a local market sufficiently by having machines for sale in that region and having technicians available to service them. That much isn’t enough anymore, says SNK America.


Taking Titanium Seriously
Does titanium justify a machine that is engineered for this metal?

SNK Relocates Headquarters
Machine tool builder SNK America has relocated its U.S. headquarters in Mt.

Horizontal Boring and Milling Machine Provides Accurate Cutting
A combination of a robust design, thermal compensation and scales on axes in SNK’s Nissin HBM BHP130-3.5 series horizontal boring and milling machine is designed to produce high cutting accuracy.

Machine Medium To Large Parts With Full 50-hp Cuts
The Niigata HN80D HMC machines medium to large parts in a wide range of materials with traverse rates of 1,181 ipm and feed rates of 592 ipm on the box ways. Full 50-hp cuts are achieved through an advanced two-range geared headstock. With only three rotating components, maximum power is transmitted to the cutting

SNK five-axis profiler

No Need For Speed
In this shop, high speed machining makes sense at 4,000 rpm. While the disciplines the shop put in place made a new 15,000-rpm profiler dramatically more productive, high speed machining would have remained valuable even if the new machine never came. Acoording to a co-owner of this shop, high speed machining has no need for speed.


Big Inspection With Little Difficulty
A portable laser tracker let this shop increase not only its machining range, but also the range of its services to customers.

This part has taken eight setups

Move The Program Instead Of The Part
A complex five-axis part with hard-to-reach datums is machined in two setups instead of eight, thanks to a process that rewrites the tool paths to match the part's position.

Product Categories of SNK America, Inc.

Automated Pallet Systems
Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
Boring Machines
Composite Forming
Grinding Machines, Internal Cylindrical
Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Laser Cutting Systems
Machining Cells & FMS
Machining Flex Lines
Milling Machines, Bed-Type
Milling Machines, Planer, Gantry & Bridge Type
Milling Machines, Universal
Multi-Machine Tool-Storage Systems
Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
Turning Centers, Horizontal, CNC
Turning Centers, Vertical, CNC
Universal Machining Centers
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis

Trade Names

SNK Nissin