Thread whirling as a metalworking process dates to the 1940s. Recently, developments in production speeds, based on this increasingly popular process, are impacting thread manufacturers.
CellCon Cellular Concept’s face and centering machine is designed for flexible, pre-turning production operations.
Working closely with its machine tool supplier, this firearms manufacturer has quickly expanded its lineup of turning machines to deliver quality products and faster delivery.
Threading is usually the last operation when machining components, which is why the process needs to be reliable and highly precise. DC Swiss has developed an internal thread whirler, which leaves micro threads burr-free, even in demanding, hard-to-machine materials.
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.
To remain among the top players in a highly competitive market requires innovative minds and efficient, flexible production equipment. This Germany-based automotive supplier possesses both and supports its extraordinary growth with a growing number of CNC multi-spindles.
Murata Machinery’s MW120II twin-spindle turning center features a high-speed, lightweight gantry loader, which enables rapid traverse speeds in the X, Y and Z axes.
GMTA’s Rasoma DSP 450-2 double-spindle machining center’s thermal stability is enhanced by cooled motor spindles and the rapid traverse on these centers ranges up to 60 m/min. at high acceleration.
Introduced at IMTS 2016, the Penta five-spindle lathe adds a CNC alternative to ZPS America’s line of six- and eight-spindle lathes.
Last week at IMTS, ZPS showed a five-axis CNC multi-spindle designed for parts of low to medium complexity.
This shop went with its gut, pushing back on the suppliers who said, "You're making a mistake." It's creative use of multi-spindle technology for small lot sizes is no mistake.
Conventional wisdom says multi-spindles equal high volume. That’s not necessarily true, as this U.K. project demonstrates.
In a highly competitive global market, finding ways to manufacture domestically and profitably is an ongoing challenge. This Massachusetts shop has found a way using CNC multi-spindles.
Oilfield pipes require large, quality threads. This Texas shop is getting the performance it needs from two recently implemented big bore lathes.
As the volume production market migrates from mechanical multi-spindle machines, builders are creating machine tool technology tiers that apply the correct level of cost and capability to the application.
A manufacturer of race car components gets higher RPM, quicker rapids and a sophisticated control with a new lineup of turning machines.
A shop takes advantage of CNC multi-spindle technology to reduce cost per part while meeting customer's quality production needs.
Debbie Sommers answered a newspaper ad for a receptionist job at a South Elgin, Illinois, screw machine shop in 1980. Today, she owns the shop, an 18,000-square-foot facility with 20 employees and sales growth of 25 percent in 2017.
It still amazes me how small some of the parts can be in our industry. Although it looks like it might be just a chip, this medical component has an 8-thousandths hole through it with four mills along the sides.
Being competitive these days is essential, yet becoming more difficult.
Committed employee owners are the foundation of this company’s achievements in high precision manufacturing.
Advances in technology can be disruptive. However, some advances can provide new possibilities for existing methods and tools leading to leaps forward in efficiency and effectiveness.
While the nature of multi-spindle work has changed over time, the demand for parts produced using this technology remains strong for this Midwest contract manufacturer, which successfully blends older cam and new CNC multi-spindle machine technologies.
At the recently completed EMO Hannover, the multi-spindle builder Index, headquartered in Esslingen, Germany, unveiled its new eight-spindle, CNC automatic production lathe.