Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs)

CNC vertical machining centers (VMCs) remain machine shop staples. These milling machines have vertically oriented spindles that approach workpieces mounted on their table from above and commonly perform 2.5- or 3-axis machining operations. They are less costly than horizontal machining centers (HMCs), which makes them attractive to small job shops as well as larger machining operations. In addition, the performance of these machines has increased over the years, leveraging technologies such as high-speed spindles and advanced CNC capabilities (including conversational control programming). Ancillary equipment is also available to increase the flexibility and capability of these machines, including spindle speeders, angle heads, tool- and part-probes, quick-change workholding devices, and rotary indexers to enable four- or five-axis machining work.
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May 2018 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of vertical, horizontal and five-axis machining centers, some with dual spindles. 
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Five-Axis Front and Center at Hurco's 50th-Anniversary Event

Machine tool builder Hurco had its five-axis technology on display, and provided attendees with a sneak peek at two other machining center models that will be introduced at this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show.
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