After years of relying on an extensive machining cell for part production, this marine equipment manufacturer has now reduced part handling and improved quality through use of single-setup lathes and automated loading and unloading.
The QT-Ez Series has been designed for a range of automation solutions — from simple bar feeders and parts catchers to full cooperative robot installations.
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.
The All Axes Live event highlighted the newest technology from Mazak and enabled the more than 400 attendees to access 16 video on-demand demos for different featured machine tools.
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.
Starrag’s Bumotec s191 mill-turn center can reduce lead times by completing a range of different tasks in a single setting.
The photo I added to my LinkedIn page shows the application of nifty CNC technology enabling a turn-mill to machine a complex medical device complete. It certainly seemed appropriate.
Unit allows maximum part length and performing left and right simultaneous machining
The machines are designed to perform complex milling with standard live tools, and an optional 360˚ B-axis extends milling capabilities
An 8,000-rpm milling turret offers 12 tool stations with 24 indexing positions.
Whipple Superchargers uses unique form tools and dead-length-collet workholding for its B-axis turn-mill enabling it to create more accurate rotors for its brand of engine power-adders.
This Indiana shop made a leap from manual machining and basic CNC technology to a sophisticated turning cell and has not looked back. It's been a customer driven transition.
With the new Okuma CNC lathe multitasking production center, this company is increasing the size of its net, going after new markets, taking a hard look at aerospace engine coolers and a large array of medical applications.
An international player in the highly competitive aeronautics, automotive, defense and optical industries makes the most of software for multitasking program verification and optimization.
Production Machining’s March Showcase includes Tsugami/Rem Sales, Expand Machinery, NexTurn Swiss Machine, Mazak and Romi Machine Tools.
Vertical turning lathes are often used for large batch sizes, but a Swiss gear manufacturer is using the machines to produce small batch sizes of precision gears and transmission components.
The Mazak GR100 integrates into any of the Quick Turn 200/250 series machine models.
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.
To produce a completely U.S.-made product and keep the pressure on its off-shore competition, an industrial pump manufacturer leveraged its multitasking capabilities with other resources for internal efficiency.
These high-speed machining centers offer milling, drilling, tapping, deburring and chamfering.