MACHINES

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Making Waves with Lathe Automation

After years of relying on an extensive machining cell for part production, this marine equipment manufacturer has now reduced part handling and improved quality through use of single-setup lathes and automated loading and unloading.

Machining Centers & Milling Machines

LNS Oil Mist Collector Provides 98.3% Filtration Levels

An optional HEPA filter kit uses recyclable E11 filter media for even greater results.

Grinding

Glebar Form Grinder Reduces Scrap Rates

Fully automated PG-9DHD Centerless Form Grinder can handle and grind hard-to-turn-materials without causing chipping or breaking, thereby reducing scrap rates.

Swiss-Types

Expand Machinery’s Genturn-52 CS Simplifies Setup, Reduces Costs

Sliding headstock machine has no guide bushing, thus simplifying setup while reducing job expenses and setup time.

Cutting Tools

A New Approach to Turning

Ceratizit's High Dynamic Turning, combined with the dynamic FreeTurn tooling system, uses a turn-mill center’s B axis or milling spindle to perform the turning process. 
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Grinding

Bel Air Centrifugal Disc Finishers Improve Throughput, Quality

Machines provide high-speed polishing and deburring for a wide range of materials, including brass, copper, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, Kovar, titanium and more.

Grinding

Norton’s Vortex Rapid Prep File Belts Deliver Faster Cuts on Complex Parts

Rapid prep non-woven file belts are said to offer an easier way to obtain superior finishes when working with tight, intricate and complex parts.

Grinding

Rollomatic ShapeSmart NP50 Grinding Machine Features Integrated Loader

Machine performs rough and finish grinding in one pass.

Swiss-Types

7-Axis Swiss Lathe Features Built-in Motor Spindle

Machine is built for rigidity, accuracy, reliability and ease of use.

VIDEOS

CAD/CAM

Helpful, Free CAD Model for Those Who Machine DOM Tubing

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.

Transfer Machines

Precision Machining Technology Moving Shops Forward

New equipment and software continue to be developed to support the needs of production machine shops like yours. Here’s a sample of technology now on the market that can help you grow your operation and become more efficient.

Turning Machines

3D Printing Creates a Window of Automation Opportunity

For this Omaha shop, periodic part inspection required an automated turning cell to pause production. Printing a plastic parts collection chute for delivery outside the cell solved this problem, and it turns out the shop has found 3D printing to be valuable in many other ways.

Machining Centers & Milling Machines

Takumi H10 Double-Column Machine Built for Speed, Accuracy

Machine is well-suited for die/mold, aerospace and other high-speed applications.

Horizontal & Vertical Lathes

Mazak’s Virtual Campus Tour and New Equipment Now Available

Mazak Corp.’s new virtual campus tour teaches visitors about the company’s offerings and its manufacturing processes without leaving their desks. Also, get a sneak peek at the company’s latest machine tool offerings here.
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Machining Centers & Milling Machines

Automated Enshu VMC Eliminates Idle Time

The part load/unload mechanism is equipped with twin arms for efficient part handling and zero idle time.

Measurement

IMTS spark Session: Production Matters — Why a CNC Multi-Spindle Makes Sense for MetalQuest

Live discussion on Dec. 18 focuses on MetalQuest’s decision to diversify by adding its first CNC multi-spindle machine for greatly reduced cycle times on an existing high-volume job.

Swiss-Types

NexTurn SA-20B Swiss Lathe Offers 7-Axes

Machine is built for rigidity, accuracy, reliability and ease of use.

Workholding

Turning to an Adhesive for Lathe Workholding

Adhesive cured by ultraviolet light is an option for securing parts for machining that could otherwise distort when traditional, mechanical clamping techniques are used.