Machining Centers & Milling Machines

The term “machining center” describes almost any CNC milling and drilling machine that includes an automatic toolchanger and a table that clamps the workpiece in place. On a machining center, the tool rotates, but the work does not. The orientation of the spindle is the most fundamental defining characteristic of a machining center. Vertical machining centers generally favor precision while horizontal machining centers generally favor production—but these are loose generalizations, and plenty of machining centers break out of them. Another common machining center type is the five-axis machining center, which is able to pivot the tool and/or the part in order to mill and drill at various orientations.
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Locked and Loaded for Further Growth in Firearms Production

Even with a strong and varied manufacturing background, it wasn’t until a few years ago that this father and son team found its way into the manufacture of weaponry components. Nonetheless, business is booming.

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Get Five-Axis Machining on a Three-Axis VMC

Machine shops want and need to eliminate steps in the manufacturing process. Adding four- or five-axis capability to an existing three-axis VMC is a practical way to achieve five-sided machining using a single setup. 

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HCR-5000S HMC Specializes in Aluminum Machining

Mazak’s HCR-5000S five-axis, single-table horizontal machining center offers a range of high-speed spindle options, from a standard 12,000-rpm spindle up to 30,000 rpm spindle.



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