This new technology uses a laser to act as a cutting tool to "turn" parts from solid barstock. This high-speed precision turning machine is especially useful for micromachining, enabling high accuracy for small, complex parts that are often delicate and difficult to machine when implementing conventional turning processes.
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Conventional lathe offers extensive functions that take its operation to near CNC level.
This machine shop 3D prints a plastic plug that it inserts into the end of tubing to prevent chips and coolant from entering the lathe's bar feeder. It offers a free CAD model of it for other shops machining that material.
This inverted vertical turning machine can perform hard turning and grinding of chucked components such as gears while loading and unloading material and completed parts itself.
The lathe is as simple to use as a manual lathe, but has the added capability and productivity of a CNC lathe.
PMTS 2019: Ellison Technologies’ Puma TT1800SY multi-turret horizontal turning center is designed for long-term accuracy.
Romi C 420, C 510 CNC Lathes are flexible and can be used for numerous speciality applications, including gun barrel manufacturing.
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This article looks at some programming considerations for a self-loading VTC to help get the most efficient production from these machine tools.
Doosan Machine Tools welcomes the Puma 2600 SY II to its lineup of high productivity turning centers.
Doosan Machine Tools’s Puma V8300 15” class vertical turning center has an automatic toolchanger (ATC), a larger workzone, increased rigidity and enhanced user convenience and is available in right- or left-hand versions.
There is always room for improvement, and transitioning from vertical turning to inverted vertical turning can be one way to improve your shop’s efficiency. The benefits of inverted vertical turning include a smaller machine footprint relative to horizontal turning centers of similar capacity; multitasking capabilities; and maybe the biggest benefit—chips fall away from the spindle into a conveyor in the machine base and out of the workzone.
SMTCL’s EHC125300 is a high precision CNC horizontal lathe featuring swing over the bed of 1250 mm or 49” that can handle parts up to 3 m in length or 118 inches.
Inverted vertical turning centers find a home in an automotive stamping house.