SINGLE & MULTI-SPINDLES

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.

Parts Cleaning Conference: Bringing Cleaning To Machining

Learn from cleaning industry companies about how to clean and protect metal parts safely and provide solutions and support to your shop.

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.

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.

Probing for Quality

Committed employee owners are the foundation of this company’s achievements in high precision manufacturing.

New CNC Multi-Spindle Designed for Form Tools

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.

Here, Multi-Spindles are Alive and Well

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.

Six are Good, Eight are Better

At the recently completed EMO Hannover, the multi-spindle builder Index, headquartered in Esslingen, Germany, unveiled its new eight-spindle, CNC automatic production lathe.