Machining Centers & Milling Machines

The term “machining center” describes almost any CNC milling and drilling machine that includes an automatic toolchanger and a table that clamps the workpiece in place. On a machining center, the tool rotates, but the work does not. The orientation of the spindle is the most fundamental defining characteristic of a machining center. Vertical machining centers generally favor precision while horizontal machining centers generally favor production—but these are loose generalizations, and plenty of machining centers break out of them. Another common machining center type is the five-axis machining center, which is able to pivot the tool and/or the part in order to mill and drill at various orientations.
Loading the player ...
undefined
Feature

Medical Machining is in the Genes

Sometimes it’s difficult to stay away. This company is an example of a precision machining family that simply can’t stop doing what it does.
Feature

Smart Machining Centers

These days, precision machine shops are often looking to expand the range of work they can take on profitably. It is not enough, in many instances, to be exclusively a turning shop.
New Product Announcements
New Product

Hardinge VMCs Feature Fast Rapid Rates, High Axis and Spindle Acceleration/Deceleration

The Bridgeport VMCs are ideal for job shops or OEMs. The machines have a small compact footprint, yet include a rugged machine developed for applications that require a rigid, fast and accurate setup.



Subscribe to Production Machining PM Insight Newsletter-SignUp