SINGLE & MULTI-SPINDLES

Video: Machine Shop President Explains Advantages of Tool Presetters

When contract shop MetalQuest purchased its first multi-spindle, it also purchased a dedicated tool presetter for the machine. Learn why the company president feels shops of all sizes can benefit from measuring tools offline.

The Precision Machining Technology Show: Live and In-Person!

PMTS 2021 will be one of the first opportunities for the metalworking industry to personally connect during a live event in over 18 months! This industry thrives on personal connection, and seeing how the machining processes work in person. Register today!

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.

CellCon’s FC-1000-15 is Flexible Face, Centering Machine

CellCon Cellular Concept’s face and centering machine is designed for flexible, pre-turning production operations.

Turning Machines Help Firearms Supplier Achieve Rapid Growth

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.

Burr-Free Micro Thread Whirling

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.
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Multi-Spindles Bring Flexibility to Automotive Supplier

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.

Absolute Screw Machine Supports Backworking Tools

PMTS 2019: Absolute Machine Tools’ LNT-42S-S4 11-axis multi-slide CNC screw machine is capable of form tool use with each slide including a full two-axis servo-controlled travel.
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MW120II Turning Center Enables Fast Automation

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.

Shop Evolves with CNC Turning

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.

Taking CNC Multis to a New Level

A visit to EMO, should be on the top of anyone’s list to see the latest in machining technology.

Two New Twists on Thread Whirling

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.

Double-Spindle Machining Center Offers High Rigidity

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.

Five-Spindle Lathe Expands CNC Multi Line

Introduced at IMTS 2016, the Penta five-spindle lathe adds a CNC alternative to ZPS America’s line of six- and eight-spindle lathes.

A Different Look at the CNC Multi-Spindle

Last week at IMTS, ZPS showed a five-axis CNC multi-spindle designed for parts of low to medium complexity.

A Collaborative Approach to Custom Machine Design

Conventional wisdom says multi-spindles equal high volume. That’s not necessarily true, as this U.K. project demonstrates.

Making Complex Parts Profitably

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.

Large Threading with Single Spindle

Oilfield pipes require large, quality threads. This Texas shop is getting the performance it needs from two recently implemented big bore lathes.

Hybrid Multi-Spindle: Look Ma, No Cams

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.

Racing to High Tech Turning

A manufacturer of race car components gets higher RPM, quicker rapids and a sophisticated control with a new lineup of turning machines.

Climbing the Ladder of Success

A shop takes advantage of CNC multi-spindle technology to reduce cost per part while meeting customer's quality production needs.

Making Small Parts

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.

Automatic Lathes Provide Zero Defects, Three-Shift Production

Being competitive these days is essential, yet becoming more difficult.