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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Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

Download the collection to explore opportunities and challenges within machining automation.

SW BA Space3 and BA W06 Target EV Machining Needs

SW says its BA Space3 and BA W06 machining centers feature optimizations for taking on difficult EV machining processes.

Kitamura Signs Distributor Partnership with Next Industries

Kitamura has named Next Industries the exclusive distributor for its machining centers, accessories, spare parts and software in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.

Midaco Pallet and Trunnion Add Horizontal Capability to VMCs

Midaco says its trunnion-equipped pallet system allows vertical machining centers to machine multiple part sides without requiring cable management.

Doosan Releases Single-Table DHF 8000 Variant

Doosan has released a single-table variant on its DHF 8000 five-axis horizontal machining center, including turning functionality for maximum versatility.

Mazak Takes Entry-Level Machine Tools to New Heights

A new machine series aims to address the immediate and longer term requirements of job shops by lowering cost barriers to acquiring manufacturing technology without foregoing capability or compromising performance.

Mitee-Bite Fixtures Facilitate Large-Part Vertical Machining

Mitee-Bite Products’ fixtures demonstrated their powerful clamping support in a project with Akron Gear & Engineering to vertically hold a 1-ton ring during machining.
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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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Niigata Engineers HN80E-5X for Maximum Rigidity

Niigata’s HN80E-5X Five-Axis Horizontal Machining Center features a heavy-duty construction that improves rigidity and part accuracy.

Doosan's Multi-Level RPS for its NHP Series Cuts Setup Time

Doosan Machine Tools has introduced a multi-level RPS for the NHP Series of horizontal machining centers, which cuts setup time and adds capacity.

Romi's GL Horizontal Turning Centers Maximize Accuracy

Romi’s new generation of GL two-axis horizontal turning centers use built-in cooling technology and the latest CNC software to ensure increased accuracy and longer tool life.

Fives Debuts New Machining Center With Five-Axis Tilt Head

Fives’ new Giddings & Lewis HMC 1250 with Liné Machines’ five-axis tilt head provides a flexible, modular horizontal machining center for metal and composite machining.

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.

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").