PMTS 2021: The turning center offers thermal and geometric stability to maintain consistent accuracy, performance and productivity.
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.
There are nuances to training a person to effectively operate a Swiss-type lathe. A shop I visited a while back offers some suggestions.
This new technology uses a laser to act as a cutting tool to "turn" parts from solid barstock. This high-speed precision turning machine is especially useful for micromachining, enabling high accuracy for small, complex parts that are often delicate and difficult to machine when implementing conventional turning processes.
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Production Machining’s March Showcase includes Tsugami/Rem Sales, Expand Machinery, NexTurn Swiss Machine, Mazak and Romi Machine Tools.
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.
Romi C 420, C 510 CNC Lathes are flexible and can be used for numerous speciality applications, including gun barrel manufacturing.
With the ability to machine difficult materials more efficiently while improving surface finish, this job shop is reaping the benefits of its Swiss-type lathes that incorporate low frequency vibration.
Many understand the advantages of thread whirling on a CNC Swiss-type. However, new tooling technology for this thread-machining process can further improve cycle times and reduce cost per part.
An early adopter of multitasking equipment, this Nebraska contract manufacturer has taken what it feels is the next logical step to diversify by adding a multi-spindle for greatly reduced cycle times on an existing high-volume job.
This machine shop 3D prints a plastic plug that it inserts into the end of tubing to prevent chips and coolant from entering the lathe's bar feeder. It offers a free CAD model of it for other shops machining that material.
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.
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.
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.
Minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) on a lathe offers many benefits when implemented properly. MQL becomes more of an asset when lubricant and air delivery can be controlled from a CNC program.
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Sliding headstock machine has no guide bushing, thus simplifying setup while reducing job expenses and setup time.
Machine is built for rigidity, accuracy, reliability and ease of use.
Mazak Corp.’s new virtual campus tour teaches visitors about the company’s offerings and its manufacturing processes without leaving their desks. Also, get a sneak peek at the company’s latest machine tool offerings here.