5 AXIS

Five-Axis

Linear Drives Double Productivity of Single-, Twin-Spindle Machining Centers

Chiron’s single and twin-spindle models FZ08 FX and DZ08 FX compact milling centers are now equipped with Chiron’s dynamic precision package.

Automation

Improvement Versus Reinvention: Impressions from Virginia

A three-day journey through Virginia shows advanced manufacturing’s concern with pursuing lean principles when facing challenges rooted in the past and arriving on the horizon.

NEWS

Kitamura, CAMplete Solutions Announce Software Partnership

The partnership revolves around the latter’s TruePath postprocessing, verification and optimization software for five-axis machines.

Additive Manufacturing

Making Connections at Innovation Days

Among other highlights, this year’s iteration of DMG MORI’s annual open house event showcased the company’s latest efforts to connect traditionally disparate machining operations, both in the physical sense and the virtual sense.

Holemaking

Machines Combine Deep-Hole Drilling, Milling for Moldmaking

Amerimold 2017: Unisig USC and USC-M deep-hole drilling and milling machines are designed to allow moldmakers to combine operations, reduce setup time, increase accuracy and eliminate mold design restrictions associated with traditional machining centers.

Five-Axis

Turret Added to Five-Axis Bar-Fed Milling Machine

This bar-fed mill features a nine-station turret in addition to a five-axis milling spindle. That way, turning can be performed on the bar while the milling spindle performs backworking on a parted-off workpiece.

Five-Axis

Entry-Level Option for Machine Automation

This new modular handling system for Hermle machine tools is designed for shops that don’t necessarily need a complex and expensive robotic system, and it converts stand-alone machines into flexible manufacturing cells.

Five-Axis

Automation Advances at FANUC 2017 Private Show

Updates unveiled at the company’s annual event promote higher-volume production, easier programming and better monitoring capability across product lines.

Automation

The Key to Success with Flexible Machining Cells Is People

This aerospace component manufacturer is committed to flexible machining cells for producing complex parts for the latest commercial airliner programs. Its newest cell adds both capacity and capability—and takes the company to a new level of commitment.

NEWS

Mitsui Seiki USA Appoints Chairman, CEO, COO

Together, they will manage inventory mix, business strategy development and implementation, and financial oversight.