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.
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.
The company will unveil its latest CNC machine tools, integrated automation systems, turnkey engineering services and Internet of Things solutions.
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.
A flexible manufacturing system helps an Indiana job shop run a high mix of aerospace work for long stretches of time and function more like a contract shop.
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.
Responding to the need for higher productivity and efficiency in crankshaft machining, Boehringer, a member of FFG, introduces its VDF 221/226 CET.
Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX300iG/400 expands the company’s small-footprint HMC offering, providing heavy-duty cutting, accuracy and reliability.
The flexibility of two, independent spindles opens the door for machining facilities to do a variety of production work.
“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.
NRL & Associates’ business plan relies on using multi-pallet machines for unattended machining, so when two of its customers increased production of ventilators, the shop quickly brought in a new multi-pallet machine and automation system to meet the demand.
Marcus Machinery will distribute the companies’ machine tools in the Mid-Atlantic region.
EMO 2019: Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen’s BA 322i is designed as an independent cell.
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").
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.”
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.
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on machining centers of varying capacities and configurations.
Orizon Aerostructures’ flexible manufacturing system, made up of nine Ecospeed five-axis machines from Starrag, is helping the company make more money producing complex aerospace parts.
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.
The DeHoff 1024C is a six-spindle gundrilling machine designed for high-volume production of automotive camshafts.
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.
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 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.
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.