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.
Shops that machine large aluminum parts don’t have to pay millions of dollars for a machining center just to get the work envelope they need. There is a more affordable alternative, and it’s manufactured in the USA.
Mazak’s VC-Ez 20 three-axis vertical machining center with onboard Mazatrol SmoothEz CNC offers an affordable, compact option for reliable, precise machining.
Methods Machine Tools has revamped its JobShop Cell with a new Pro model that accommodates multiple infeed and outfeed options for high-mix, medium-volume machining.
While much focus is placed on the machinery that moves parts, the features most important for automating five-axis machining are arguably found in the machine tool itself.
Starrag says its Heckert machining centers offer substantial efficiency and versatility benefits for the difficult task of machining agricultural components.
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.
GF Machining has announced that it will transition to direct sales and support, starting Jan. 1 for several states across the U.S.
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.
FANUC and CNC Software have launched a Mastercam postprocessor optimized for five-axis simultaneous contouring accuracy on FANUC CNC machines.
A sudden surge in orders for a part used in COVID diagnostic equipment forced CBM Industries to quickly adapt to its first horizontal machining center, including the challenges of fixturing and lights-out machining.
Methods Machining tools has released its MV 1600H three-axis vertical machining center, which it says can quickly and precisely machine large workpieces.
CHIRON’s Series 22 machining centers come in both four- and five-axis varieties, with modular solutions for a wide variety of high-precision tasks.
Niigata’s HN80E-5X Five-Axis Horizontal Machining Center features a heavy-duty construction that improves rigidity and part accuracy.
Palmgren’s Deluxe Vertical Milling Machine includes several new standard features that enhances the machine’s usability.
Doosan Machine Tools has introduced a multi-level RPS for the NHP Series of horizontal machining centers, which cuts setup time and adds capacity.
Kitamura’s Mytrunnion-5G five-axis vertical machining center is designed for maximum accuracy in and capability for complex five-axis machining.
The 2021 Metalworking Capital Spending Survey from Gardner Intelligence shows overall purchasing declines but increased investment in higher-end machine tools such as turn-mill machines and five-axis machining centers.
Mazak Corporation has launched a 360-degree virtual tour allowing manufacturers to examine its production line and facilities from anywhere in the world.
Expand Machinery’s GenMill 5X-12 five-axis simultaneous milling machine centers rigidity and accuracy in its construction, while its powerful CNC enables simultaneous machining.
Toolroom problem-solving yields high-production profit when a sheet metal fabricating business accepts a difficult machining contract.
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’ new Giddings & Lewis HMC 1250 with Liné Machines’ five-axis tilt head provides a flexible, modular horizontal machining center for metal and composite machining.
C.R. Onsrud’s five-axis Hybrid Mill machining centers helped Aerospace Fabrications streamline its products’ machine times by as much as 40%.