Programming the Vertical Mill-Turn

Learn more about vertical mill-turn technology and important part processing and CNC programming considerations for related applications.

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Relatively new and perhaps not widely known, the vertical mill-turn (VMT) concept blends multitasking operations, especially milling and turning, onto a single machining center based platform. This design takes vertical part processing beyond the classic VTL configuration. Although commonly associated with larger parts, VMTs actually are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and bring some distinct advantages to the shop floor.

To take full advantage of the capabilities that these machines provide, though, requires efficient programming. New part setup is critical in multitasking operations, and the parts cannot be processed efficiently if they cannot be programmed quickly and accurately.

Read “Multitasking Goes Vertical” for an overview of this technology and important part processing and programming considerations for related applications.