This almost three minute video shows the process of machining a bone screw on a Swiss-type lathe.
Conventional lathe offers extensive functions that take its operation to near CNC level.
United Grinding’s Digital Solutions simplifies and optimizes grinding production processes and service.
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.
Two seven-axis robots enable two second-op mills to run lights out eight hours in the evenings to win 64 hours of unattended machining time per week for this Ventura, California, shop.
Machine features high-torque, built-in gear-driven spindle that reaches up to 1,800 rpm.
6-Axis tool grinder offers new options for grinding solid carbide boring bars.
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.
An early adopter of multitasking equipment, this Nebraska contract manufacturer has taken what it feels is the next logical step to diversify by adding a multi-spindle for greatly reduced cycle times on an existing high-volume job.
Adding laser cutting to Swiss-type machining is helping this shop do more work for its customers in the medical industry.
Like many shops facing changes in customer demands, Pennsylvania-based American Turned Products (ATP) is making the necessary adjustments and adding operations to continue to compete in the difficult, high volume market. One of those adjustments is the company’s recent installation of an automated centerless grinding cell.
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.
An Australian company has been able to speed delivery of its popular plumbing products to U.S. customers by adding machining and assembly cells to produce brass fittings in Alabama.
Starrag’s Bumotec s191 mill-turn center can reduce lead times by completing a range of different tasks in a single setting.
Tsugami/Rem Sales’ latest machines offer job shop flexibility.
Engineers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) used a turn/mill center to reproduce a series of tiny portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, down to only 1.4 mm wide, onto brass.
MCC’s M532 VIII and L12X have added capabilities to improve productivity.