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Published: 12/14/2006

Seeing More For CNC Multi-Spindles
Motor technology, machine design and software possibilities all improve the economies of these sophisticated high-volume machines.

Published: 11/16/2006

Sticker Shock Relief For The CNC Multi-Spindle
To bridge the gap between traditional multi-spindle technology and full CNC, Index Corporation (Noblesville, Indiana) has developed the MS22C, a six-spindle CNC multi for the medium-complex workpiece market, which has been dominated by the cam-contr...

Published: 11/16/2006

Secondary Operations Become Primary
As a way to reduce production times, shops often look to bring secondary operations to the primary multi-spindle operation. Such a shift can help reduce errors from part location and keep the expense of damaged parts to a minimum.

Published: 11/16/2006

Speed, Accuracy And Power In A CNC Multi World
The inherent advantages of the multi-spindle machine design remain in place within the metalworking industry. What have changed are the volume, complexity and tolerance requirements to which manufacturers must produce. Builders are responding with e...

Published: 4/18/2006

Competing On A Multi-Spindle
For many high-volume applications, multi-spindle automatics are the right technology for production machining. Increasingly, that production efficiency has been pressured by changes in the needs of shops in the form of shorter run jobs and higher to...

Published: 10/25/2005

Meet The Multi-Center
How shops use the multi-spindle machine tool is changing. Complex workpieces, shorter production runs, rapid change-over and single part handling reflect the new reality of multi-spindle production. Builders are responding to these changing needs wi...

Published: 8/24/2004

Seeing A Multi Through Different Eyes
Sometimes if you don’t 'know' any better, applying technology in new ways simply makes sense. That’s partly what helped drive this family-owned OEM to acquire its first, and so far only, multi-spindle to help it get a better handle on production and...

Published: 2/27/2004

Monitoring Perishable Tools On Automatics
Monitoring tool wear is an essential component to getting greater productivity and lower costs from a machine tool.

Published: 9/1/2003

CNC Multi-Spindle Offers New Feature Combos For Lower Cost Per Part
Not too long ago, if cycle time was the primary consideration when buying a new multi- spindle machine, the choice was automatic—cam automatic, that is. Today, CNC multi-spindle machines offer cycle times comparable to those for cam automatics and a...

Published: 9/1/2003

Meeting China's Challenge, British Style
This British shop is writing off simple, low-margin jobs, concentrating instead on tough-to-make parts in medium to high volumes for its new CNC multi-spindle machines.