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Product Slideshow: Machining Centers

The March issue includes a spotlight section on machining centers. Click through the slideshow to learn more about these machines and others.

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The Tactical Merit of Five-Axis Machining

A job shop relying on homegrown talent to win aerospace and defense work expands its five-axis capabilities

HMCs

March 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers

Click through this slideshow for HMCs, VMCs, multitasking centers and more.

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In-House CNCs Help Automotive Shop Gain Manufacturing Control

By investing in two advanced CNC machine tools from Haas Automation Inc. and bringing chip-making in house, Neal Technologies was able to grow its business.

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One Spindle Housing, Two Dedicated Spindle Motors

This technology combines two separate and dedicated spindle motors in a single spindle housing—one designed to perform high-torque roughing and the other designed for high-speed finishing.

Workholding

Multi-Axis Workholding System Uses Three-Side Dovetail

The Get-A-Grip pedestal fixture for five-axis workholding uses a triangular clamping geometry for the matching workpiece and clamping dovetails.

Five-Axis

Large Machines and Capacity in Renovated Pfronten Facility

DMG MORI hosted its 20th open house earlier this month in Pfronten, Germany. The event featured 76 machine tool exhibits, including four world premieres, and nearly 8,800 attendees had the opportunity to tour the recently renovated and expanded facility to see its latest machine tool technologies. Here are some observations from the event:
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Five-Axis Machining Center for Efficient Job Shop Production

Makino’s T1 five-axis horizontal machining center is designed for industrial component manufacturing and aerospace job shop applications where machining both soft and hard metals is required.

Aerospace

Video of Interesting Turbine Blade Workholding System

This clamping system is an automated steady rest with measuring capability that stabilizes the five-axis machining process of very long turbine blades.

HMCs

Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers

Automatic pallet changers and support for automation are some popular features of recently released machining centers. View the December slideshow for more on these machines.