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Three Design Elements for Effective Turning on a Five-Axis Machine

Here are three design elements that enable this five-axis machine to effectively turn workpieces, even if they aren’t symmetric.

A Really, Really Big Boring Bar

The developers are calling it the world’s largest anti-vibration boring bar—one that is capable of machining a bore 12 inches in diameter and as long as 165 inches. Sandvik Coromant designed and manufactured this boring bar in cooperation with lathe...

Video: Robot Flipping System for Turning

This video demonstrates how robot flipping station can serve the same purpose as a subspindle on a one-spindle multitasking center.

Product Slideshow: Turning

Lathes and turning machines designed for flexibility are highlighted in this month’s product spotlight.

Winner Named in First-Ever International Additive Manufacturing Award

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Ltd. will receive the inaugural International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) for its innovative methodology that enables metal deposition (via laser cladding) to be integrated on a multi-axis CNC machine.

Marshall Manufacturing Wins Romi Lathe at IMTS

Yes, you’d think I would have reported this sooner being that IMTS took place last September. But, there’s a reason why I didn’t.

Video: Tailstock Fundamentals

This video on tailstocks for lathes is equally valuable as an introduction for trainees or a refresher for existing operators.

Two Heads Better Than One in New Hybrid Additive/Subtractive Machine

New Mazak Integrex capable of additive manufacturing includes heads for both high speed and high precision metal deposition. “Natural extension of multitasking,” the company says.

Tool Monitoring for Complex Machining

One of the biggest challenges to tool monitoring on a multitasking machine is coping with simultaneous cutting operations. Caron Engineering (Wells, Maine) designed a system to meet this challenge.

Advanced Technology Drives 40 Years of Manufacturing

Mazak has been manufacturing machine tools in Florence, Kentucky, for 40 years. The growth and development of the production technology deployed in this plant reflect the most important advances in manufacturing during this span—from enhanced flexib...


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