MACHINING CENTERS

Methods Introduces its Own Brand of VMCs

Methods Machine Tools Inc. line of Methods branded three-axis vertical and five-axis bridge-type machining centers are all engineered and built to Methods' highest specifications and quality standards. 

VMCs

Mazak's VTC-300 FSW Hybrid Applies Friction Stir Welding

Westec 2019: Mazak’s VTC-300 FSW Hybrid multitasking vertical machining center features friction stir welding (FSW) capabilities.

Aerospace

How Metal Burnishing Can Significantly Improve Product Life

Lambda Technologies’ low-plasticity burnishing process strengthens machined metal parts to extend product lifespans without compromising part geometry.

Five-Axis

Grob’s G350a and G550a Include Features for Stable Machining

EMO 2019: Grob’s new Access series includes two flexible all-rounder universal machining centers, the G350a and G550a, which are designed for reliability and high productivity. 

VMCs

RoboDrill EcoPlus Offers Increased Machining Speed

FANUC RoboDrill EcoPlus offers a 21-tool capacity and increased speed through an optional 24,000 rpm spindle.

Five-Axis

Chiron's FZ 16 S Five-Axis Machining Center Meets Aerospace Requirements

The Chiron Group’s FZ 16 S five-axis machining center with tilting rotary table is specialized for aviation sector requirements.

HMCs

FlexBeam's Open Design Provides Unrestricted Access

FlexCNC’s Beam Line is a machining center for large or long parts, such as structural steel beams or cutting keyways, in a single set-up.

NEWS

Fives Giddings & Lewis Celebrating 160th Anniversary

As part of the year-long celebration of events in 2019, Fives Giddings & Lewis is searching for the oldest Giddings & Lewis machine still in production, as well as the machine that is located the furthest away from Fond du Lac.

Additive Manufacturing

SonicLayer 1200 Machine Features Hybrid Additive and Subtractive Processes

Fabrisonic’s SonicLayer 1200 features Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) technology and a build envelop of 10" × 10" × 10" (X, Y, Z).

Five-Axis

For Large-Part Machining, Five-Axis Capabilities Prove Essential to Staying Competitive

Metalcraft of Mayville’s old milling machine for large parts failed just when the company began seeing increased pressure to take on projects requiring more flexibility and capabilities. Two five-axis HMCs from Toyoda helped the company stay in step with the trend. 
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