TURNING MACHINES

Power Skiving Enables Smaller, Precise Robotics Machining

Power skiving tools like Sandvik Coromant’s CoroMill 178 can increase productivity, precision and flexibility when machining gears for applications such as industrial robotics.
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Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

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Quick-Change Tooling Improves Swiss Lathe Profits

Horn USA has developed quick-change tooling systems to drastically reduce set-up and toolchange times for Swiss-type lathes, including those with through coolant.

Save Time When Mounting Jaws on Three-Jaw Chucks

Precisely placing jaws on three-jaw chucks for CNC turning machines is difficult, but a laser pointer and clever programming can ease the issue.
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Geminis GT11i Lathe Maximizes Rigidity and Swing Over Bed

Geminis’ GT11i is the largest multitasking CNC lathe of its GTi series, with 138” of swing and a 333,000-pound capacity between centers. It sports many features to optimize rigidity.

Doosan Lynx 2600SY Turning Machine Uses New FANUC Controller

Doosan Machine Tools’ Lynx 2600SY offers a middle ground between the Lynx 2100LSYB and the Puma Series boxway machine, while including FANUC’s 0i-TF Plus.

Doosan Machine Tools America Names James Kim CEO

Doosan Machine Tools America has named James Kim, a 37-year-veteran of Doosan and former vice-president of its American Strategy & Planning department, its new CEO.

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.

TPEI Takes on Larger Parts, Increases Efficiency with Romi Lathes

After adopting the Romi C 830 and C 510, TPEI can turn larger workpieces and take larger depths of cut compared to its previous lathes. 
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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.

Simmons Now Offering Niles-Simmons Machines in North America

Simmons Machine Tool Corporation will offer Niles-Simmons precision CNC machining centers in North America through its Niles Technical Application Center.

Tormach 8L Lathe Promotes Affordable CNC Turning

Tormach’s new 8L Lathe offers a capable, compact CNC turning machine for shops and individuals on a budget, with PathPilot software and a unique 5C spindle.

Mazak Showcases Production Line with Virtual Campus Tour

Mazak Corporation has launched a 360-degree virtual tour allowing manufacturers to examine its production line and facilities from anywhere in the world.

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.

Index President/CEO Retires, Announces Replacement

Cris Taylor will take over as the president and CEO of Index Corporation after Tom Clark retires at the end of 2020. 

Modulated CNC Turning: How a Reversal in the Tool Path Can Deliver Greater Cutting Speed

UNCC researchers introduce modulation into the tool path. Chip breaking was the goal, but higher metal removal rate is an intriguing secondary effect.

High-Production Multitasking Becoming More Flexible

Platforms such as multi-spindles and rotary transfer machines remain well-suited for high-volume production but are now more accommodating to smaller batch sizes.

Romi's C Series Lathes Offer Flexibility

Romi’s C 420 CNC lathe features a distance between centers of 39" (1 m), while the C 510 has 59" (1.5 m) between centers, giving manufacturers flexibility in the length of the work they can machine.

Fuji Machine's CSD-300II Twin-Spindle Lathe Achieves High Productivity

Fuji Machine’s CSD-300II front-facing twin-spindle lathe is said to achieve greater productivity with the help of faster robot traverse and turret indexing speeds.

Quick-Change Tooling Improves Swiss Lathe Profits

Horn USA has developed quick-change tooling systems to drastically reduce set-up and toolchange times for Swiss-type lathes, including those with through coolant.

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A Better Way to Cut Hard Metals and High-Temp Alloys on Swiss Lathes

New tooling for Swiss-type turning centers is designed for titanium, high temperature nickel alloys and other difficult materials with improved thermal management.

Index's MS32-6 Multi-Spindle Lathe Reduces Changeover Times

Index’s next-generation MS32-6 six-spindle automatic lathe is designed to bring the benefits of multi-spindle technology to a broader range of applications.

Is Robotic Automation the Key to Drawing (and Keeping) New Employees?

Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.