HMC

Standardizing on the Mazak Brand Eases Shop’s Training Process

Choosing a single brand of machine tools enables Ketchie Inc.’s operators to be self-sufficient. They can quickly learn to set up and program virtually any machine in the shop.
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Nothing beats a classic.

Proudly sport the bold, iconic brand that started it all. Grease stains and coolant blotches optional.

Ibarmia's ZVH 55 L2200 Enables Horizontal, Vertical Turning, Milling

IMTS Spark: The ZVH 55/L2200 multitasking turning and milling machine from Ibarmia with fixed table and moving column architecture is designed for a variety of work.
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JTEKT Toyoda Americas To Host VIP Days Event

The company will unveil its latest CNC machine tools, integrated automation systems, turnkey engineering services and Internet of Things solutions.

New Business Plan Enables Shop to Increase Ventilator Part Production

KrisDee and Associates was able to increase production of a ventilator manifold from 90 parts per week to 780 parts per week thanks to changes the company started making months earlier.
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The Manifold Benefits of Standardization

By locking in on manifolds, investing in one HMC model and developing custom software used on iPads in every department, this shop has set itself up for continuous improvement and its new employees up for success.

Shop Reins in Lead Times with Compact HMCs

Alicat Science experienced a surge in business that drove lead times to 28 days. ​​KMH300A horizontal machining centers reduced lead times to five days and gave the shop the capacity for subsequent business growth.
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Boehringer VDF 221/226 CET Meets Evolving Demands in Crankshaft Machining

Responding to the need for higher productivity and efficiency in crankshaft machining, Boehringer, a member of FFG, introduces its VDF 221/226 CET.

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.

Dual-Spindle Technology Highlighted at Absolute Open House

The flexibility of two, independent spindles opens the door for machining facilities to do a variety of production work.

Methods Machine Tools Represents OKK Corp. in North America

“Methods' established distribution organization, vast network of technology centers and dealers, and first-class applications expertise will help increase OKK presence in North America,” says OKK.

Marcus Machinery Becomes Distributor for MAG, Saginaw Machine Systems

Marcus Machinery will distribute the companies’ machine tools in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

SW’s BA 322i Operates as an Independent Machining Cell

EMO 2019: Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen’s BA 322i is designed as an independent cell.

Burkhardt+Weber’s MCX 900 Accommodates Large Parts and Tooling

EMO 2019: Burkhardt+Weber’s MCX 900 horizontal machining center is designed for accuracy, accommodating part sizes fitting within a 1,500 mm (59") swing and as tall as 1,750 mm (69").

4 Examples of American Machining Evolution

A tour of this 160-year-old machine tool manufacturing plant in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, highlighted the progress of both the company and machining technology in general since the dawn of “Industry 1.0.”

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.

May 2019 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on machining centers of varying capacities and configurations.

Mitsui Seiki's HU100-TS Five-Axis HMC Presents Alternative to Trunnion Machines

Mitsui Seiki’s HU100-TS tilting-spindle five-axis horizontal machining center is built to machine large and hard workpieces that may be better suited for tilt-spindle processing than trunnion-table operations.

DeHoff 1024C Provides Six Spindles for Productive Camshaft Gundrilling

The DeHoff 1024C is a six-spindle gundrilling machine designed for high-volume production of automotive camshafts.

Horizontal Machining Plus Automation Prove to Be a Rewarding Investment

After watching a machinist take four hours to set up a part on a VMC, Dan Olsen of Mach Machine knew he had a problem. The solution seemed clear: horizontal machining. The automation system wasn’t expected; but the novelty was well worth it before long. 
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Horizontal Machining Center Provides Rigidity, Support

Eastec 2019: Takumi USA’s H12 double column machining center is designed for parts that require speed and accuracy, such as die/mold, aerospace and other high-speed applications.

Niigata Appoints VP of Sales and Marketing

Niigata Machine Techno USA Inc. has appointed Gregory Hobbs as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Hobbs will plan and oversee machine sales, marketing and product development programs.

Automotive Manufacturer Works with Supplier to Streamline Lean Machining Cells

After Volvo’s casting supplier switched to a new kind of material process, machining tolerances suffered. Sandvik Coromant stepped in not just to suggest new tools, but to provide an in-depth productivity improvement program. 
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