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Published: 6/11/2012

Inverted VTLs Facilitate Single-Piece Flow
Four inverted vertical turning lathes from EMAG spurred this gear manufacturer’s move from batch-and-queue production to automated, single-piece flow.

Published: 5/17/2012

Machines that Make Machines
I recently got another look at the facilities of a machine tool builder. It was a good reminder of what's involved in bringing the machines together.

Published: 12/22/2011

Turn-Mill Center Aids Shop through Recession
Bryan Cardon chose multitasking as the solution to improve his shop’s workflow. He reduced cycle times and leadtimes for his customers in his Ogden, Utah, machine shop after implementing the Ganesh 32CS seven-axis, twin spindle, turn-mill center. Th...

Published: 12/16/2011

Quick-Change Chucks Boost Turn-Mill Benefits
At this Chicago-area manufacturer, quick-change chucks from Kitagawa added to the benefits of moving from multiple setups on multiple machines to producing parts in a single setup on Mazak turn-mills.

Published: 10/19/2011

Custom Turning with Only Two Operators
With only two people, the shop provides complete CNC mill-turn services plus CNC milling, CNC turning, inspection, prototyping, production and assembly.

Published: 10/18/2011

Manufacturer Turns Inward for New Machine
The Hardinge Workholding Group needed a heavy-duty machine with a rigid structural design that could perform multiple operations. After scouring the market, the group found the right model closer to home than it expected.

Published: 10/17/2011

Turn-Mill Keeps Diversified Work In-House
A Samsung SL25ASY turn-mill is the latest investment by a manufacturer that is moving to bring more core work in-house while also diversifying its customer base.

Published: 1/25/2011

HMCs, Turn/Mills Aid Diversification Strategy
This company had expanded its facility, implemented Lean practices and taken other steps to improve efficiency, but breaking into new sectors such as wind energy would require new technology. Two turn/mill machines and two HMCs from Mazak enabled th...

Published: 11/10/2010

Milling, Turning Machine Line Supports Versatility
This shop relies almost exclusively on Milltronics machines for its milling and turning operations. The machines’ easy-to-use, conversational control, reliability and capacity for tight tolerances help support the versatility the shop needs to...

Published: 5/19/2010

Multitasking Turning Center Enables Value-Added Service
Going the extra mile for customers is something that not all shops take advantage of for one reason or another.