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Making Waves with Lathe Automation

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.


Mazak QT-Ez Turning Centers Offer Easy Automation Integration

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.


Expand Machinery’s Genturn-52 CS Simplifies Setup, Reduces Costs

Sliding headstock machine has no guide bushing, thus simplifying setup while reducing job expenses and setup time.

Cutting Tools

A New Approach to Turning

Ceratizit's High Dynamic Turning, combined with the dynamic FreeTurn tooling system, uses a turn-mill center’s B axis or milling spindle to perform the turning process. 


7-Axis Swiss Lathe Features Built-in Motor Spindle

Machine is built for rigidity, accuracy, reliability and ease of use.

Horizontal & Vertical Lathes

Mazak’s Virtual Campus Tour and New Equipment Now Available

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.


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.


NexTurn SA-20B Swiss Lathe Offers 7-Axes

Machine is built for rigidity, accuracy, reliability and ease of use.

Turning Machines

Turning to an Adhesive for Lathe Workholding

Adhesive cured by ultraviolet light is an option for securing parts for machining that could otherwise distort when traditional, mechanical clamping techniques are used.


Tsugami B-Axis Swiss-Type Machines Complex Shapes

Swiss CNC Lathe cuts precise angles and sculpted contours, reducing number of required tools and decreasing changeover time.


Let’s Talk About Less Machining Chatter

For some turning work, unwanted harmonics can cause chatter and poor surface finishes. A new CNC software capability can automatically compensate for this.

Making Parts on a Swiss/Laser Machine

Adding laser cutting to Swiss-type machining is helping this shop do more work for its customers in the medical industry. 

Video Series Demonstrates Gun Part Manufacturing

Videos show various firearms cut with high-speed precision on Okuma machining centers and a horizontal lathe.


Metal Additive Manufacturing: Multitasking’s Latest Trend

Why are an increasing number of machine tool builders adding additive manufacturing to their equipment’s already versatile machining capabilities? Because additive and subtractive are complementary.

Horizontal & Vertical Lathes

Knuth’s Servoturn 410 NC Lathe has Programmable NC control

Conventional lathe offers extensive functions that take its operation to near CNC level.

Single & Multi-Spindles

Why a CNC Multi-Spindle Machining Center Makes Sense for MetalQuest

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.

Horizontal & Vertical Lathes

Helpful, Free CAD Model for Those Who Machine DOM Tubing

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.

Turning Machines

Hwacheon Hi-Tech 750 Turning Center Designed for Large Parts

Machine features high-torque, built-in gear-driven spindle that reaches up to 1,800 rpm.

Turning Machines

Emag Twin Spindle Lowers Gear Machining Costs

The VL 1 Twin-spindle pick-up turning machine simultaneously machines two identical bevel gears at high speed within the same machining area.