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Why Was CNC Machining on Display at the Biggest Show for Additive Manufacturing?

Machining is a complement to AM as a means of finishing metal 3D printed parts. The increasing adoption of AM for production means more need for postprocessing, particularly machining.

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Buying a VMC: The Basics of Spindle Speeds and Tapers

What’s the difference between CAT, BT and HSK tapers? These and other questions are important when considering a new vertical machining center.

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Takumi H10 Double-Column Machining Center Features 15,000-rpm Spindle

IMTS Spark: The Takumi H10 double-column machining center features a 15,000-rpm inline spindle with a Big Plus Cat 40 taper.
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Milltronics TRM3016 Toolroom Mill Offers Large Travels

IMTS Spark: The TRM3016 from Milltronics is a toolroom mill that offers travels of 30" × 16" × 20".
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Mazak's Variaxis C-600 VMC Eases Entry into Full Five-Axis Machining

IMTS Spark: Mazak Corp.’s Variaxis C-600 vertical machining center includes features intended to reduce the intimidation factor of full simultaneous five-axis machining while also easing automation integration.
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Cincinnati Inc., Multiax America Form Partnership

“Because an overwhelming majority of BAAM-printed parts require secondary machining, we’ve had a goal to partner with a leading CNC machine manufacturer for some time,” says Alex Riestenberg of Cincinnati Inc.

Hurco's VM One Is a Reboot of Familiar VMC

IMTS Spark: Hurco has updated its familiar VM1 with the revitalized VM One model for small shops and startups.
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Vcenter G135 VMC Designed for Heavy-Duty Applications

IMTS Spark: The Vcenter-G135 from Fortune International is a heavy-duty vertical machining center with a 6,000-rpm, high-torque CT-50 spindle and 67" Meehanite cast base.
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Enshu's WE30V Includes Device for Automatic Part Transfer

IMTS Spark: Enshu USA introduces WE30V vertical machining center with an integrated E-Loader, a built-in automatic part transfer device.
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Soraluce's Bridge Mills Available in Fixed- or Traveling-Bridge Configurations

Soraluce’s CNC bridge mills, available from Select Machining Technologies, are designed for machining large and complex components.

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.

Romi's D-Series VMCs Feature Big-Bore, 40-Taper Spindles

Romi’s D series of vertical machining centers is designed for productivity, robustness and precision. 

GF Machining Solutions' Mikron HSM 200U LP Designed for Small Medical Shops

The HSM 200U LP machining center from GF Machining Solutions is available in three- and five-axis versions bringing speed, efficiency and precision to the machining of small medical components.

Okuma's Genos M660-V VMC Handles Large Workpieces in Small Footprint

Okuma’s Genos M660-V vertical machining center combines a large work table, a compact machine footprint and a CAT 40 Big-Plus spindle for machining large, complex parts.

Tongtai VTX Drilling, Tapping Machines Provide High Precision

With rapid traverse speeds ranging to 2,362 ipm (60 m/min) in all axes and acceleration of 1.2 G, Tongtai’s VTX drilling and tapping centers are designed for high-precision, high-volume machining applications.

Mazak’s FJV-35/80 VMC Offers High Precision for Large Workpieces

Mazak’s FJV-35/80 double-column VMC is designed to provide high precision over extended periods of operation with intelligent CNC functions and rigid construction.

Milltronics Introduces Largest XP-Series VMC

Milltronics USA’s VM8434XP vertical machining center is built with linear cross roller guides for rigidity, direct-coupled ballscrews for faster response, and a dual-wound spindle motor for faster acceleration/deceleration as well as added torque.

Hurco's VMXDi Machining Centers Feature Direct-Drive Spindle

Based on the workhorse VMXi series, Hurco’s VMXDi series of machining centers features a direct-drive spindle.

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.

Bridgeport V1320's Dual Y-Axis Bearings Increase Surface Quality

Hardinge has added the V1320 to Bridgeport’s V series of vertical machining centers.

Smaller, Faster VMC Reduces Cycle Times

Journeyman Machine’s larger 50-taper machines were too slow for milling smaller parts with tapped holes, but a 40-taper KVR 4020A vertical machining center from Kent USA reduced cycle time by 30%.
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Mazak's VTC-300C FSW Joins, Machines Alloys with Low Melting Points

A part of Mazak’s family of hybrid multitasking machining centers, the VTC-300C FSW combines milling capabilities with friction stir welding (FSW).

Waldrich Coburg's Gemini Features Wear-Free Hydrostatic Guides for Accuracy

EMO 2019: Waldrich Coburg’s Gemini is a high-rail gantry system designed to be used in the die and mold industries.