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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.

Doosan Puma SMX5100L Turn-Mill Has More Chuck Sizes

The Doosan Puma SMX5100L is a twin-spindle, multi-tasking turn-mill center designed to complete complex parts in a single setup, with chuck sizes available in 15, 18 and 21 inches.

Tsugami Enhances B-Axis Swiss-Type Lathe with Larger Linear Guides

IMTS Spark: Tsugami/Rem Sales announces enhancements to the Tsugami SS327-III-5AX, a 32-mm, B-Axis, chucker-convertible Swiss-type CNC lathe.
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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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Doosan's Puma SMX5100L Turn-Mill Offers Greater Working Area

IMTS Spark: Doosan Machine Tools’ Puma SMX5100L twin-spindle, multitasking turn-mill, is the largest machine in the Puma SMX series.
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Starrag's STC-MTV Five-Axis Mill-Turns Specialize in Hard Metal Machining

IMTS Spark: Starrag’s STC-MTV five-axis multitasking HMCs are designed for hard metal machining in such sectors as aerospace and oil and gas.
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CNC Machining as a Business Strategy for 3D Printing

As the additive manufacturing company 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing prepares for production, it has one critical advantage over the competition: a standalone CNC machine shop.

Citizen M532 VIII Swiss-Style Lathe Capable of 38-mm Capacity

The M532 VIII is the newest version of the Citizen Cincom M-series turret-style Swiss-type turning center.

Nakamura-Tome JX-250 Multitasking Turn-Mill Provides Large Work Area

The Nakamura-Tome JX-250 multitasking turning center from Methods Machine Tools provides a large work area for milling and turning of complex parts.

Soraluce FS 16000 Multitasking Machine Handles Large, Complex Workpieces

The modular Soraluce FS 16000 multitasking machine, distributed by Select Machining Technologies, is designed for large, complex workpieces.

At Purdue University, Emergency Production of PPE and Ventilator Fittings

After campus had largely shut down, several labs and departments at the venerated engineering school organized with local hospitals to manufacture critical parts needed to fight the coronavirus.
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Manufacturing Association Aids Shop’s Pivot to Ventilator Parts

After reaching out to the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association, a shop that typically serves oil and gas and heavy industry was able to quickly fill an order for ventilator parts.
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Growing Closer: Machine Shops and 3D Printing for Production

Machining a large 3D-printed part for aerospace composite tooling is fundamentally different than manufacturing the part traditionally. Baker Industries knows this first-hand.

Seco's QC Toolholder Increases Swiss-Type Insert Indexing Efficiency

Seco’s modular QC (Quick-Change) toolholders for Swiss-type machining is designed to enable fast, easy and repeatable insert indexing and tool changes.

Rotary Broaching: Making Hard Materials Look Easy

Rotary broaches manufactured with a proprietary hardening process can cut material as hard as 50 HRC with minimal tool wear, improving the production process for medical screws and other components.

Swiss-Type Lathe Helps Medical Shop Achieve Higher Precision

After a new Swiss-type lathe exceeded company management’s expectations in terms of both performance and efficiency, the lathe is now included in plans for future applications.  
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Acquire to Hire: This New York Manufacturer Sees Buying Shops as the Best Way to Add Staff

Designatronics’ CEO says, “We can access a few million dollars more business” with each skilled machining employee who can perform complex setups and other sophisticated work from day one.
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When a Swiss-Type Is a Lathe and a Five-Axis Mill

Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

Multitasking Forms Hub of Shop’s Propeller Production Efficiency

Outsourcing machining for complex hub assemblies resulted in months-long lead times and lack of control. A Mazak multitasking machine allowed Whirlwind Propellers to bring production in house.
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Running Unattended at Night Lets Machine Shop Serve New Customers During Day

Precision Tool Technologies found capacity for diversification not by adding machines, people or space, but by freeing up time. Running unattended—running so it can machine through all 168 hours in the week—has enabled this shop to use hours when staff is present to deliver work that lands outside its established specialty. To achieve unattended machining, some of the biggest challenges have related to basic details such as chips and coolant.
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A Seven-Axis Multitasking Machine Demands a CAM Software Upgrade

A new order led Forbidn Manufacturing to buy a multitasking machine, but to program it effectively required taking on Esprit CAM software. The combination produces the part in two hours instead of eight.
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Multitasking Machining Center Cuts Process Steps as Well as Metal

Consistent queue delays between the lathe and the drilling machine led Koso KentIntrol to purchase a multitasking machine from Starrag that was capable of doing both. 
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