Horizontal Machining Centers

Under the Hood: Automotive Machining

New powertrain components. More sensors and electronics parts. Increasing part complexity. Difficult to cut materials. Faster delivery. How do automotive suppliers navigate to profitability through this stormy sea of lightweighting and driverless cars? 
Horizontal Machining Centers: Articles

Flying High: Aerospace Machine Tools

Competition can be brutal in the aerospace supply chain. To help your shop stay competitive on job bidding, these new machines can hit your bottom line by saving more time and labor, processing ever more complex parts quicker and more accurately – and doing it all with less of that extremely expensive material.

Horizontal Machining vs. Vertical Machining: Rethinking Your Operation

If the manufacturer is able to move past the sticker price and examine the dollars spent making the part, or the cost per part, a multitude of qualities can factor into the machine tool’s return on investment. Here are some reasons why a less expensive piece of equipment is not always the obvious choice.

High Speed Horizontal Machining of Largest Parts in Class

The HMC500 from OKK is built for speed and faster cycle times, with exceptionally fast automatic pallet and tool changers and the ability to complete deep boring operations without rotating the pallet.

Flexible Automation for Global Competition

The MMC2 flexible manufacturing system from Makino helps shops reduce costs, increase throughput and improve quality while adapting quickly to a constantly shifting production schedule.

Adopting a Nuclear Option

Wisconsin job shop Lindquist Machine adapts to the changing economy by increasing its presence in the nuclear energy market and adding wind energy customers with the help of an FT 3500 horizontal boring mill.


Horizontal Machining Centers: Industry News

Preci/Mazak Opens Distributor Facility in Mexico

The Queretaro site provides machine tool and automation applications training, service and support geared toward local aerospace and automotive industries.

SST Opens New Facility in Monterrey

This new site expands their support in Mexico for increasing demand in state-of-the-art manufacturing and automation technology within the region.

General Stamping & Metalworks Names New VP

Jeff Zelley is their new vice president of manufacturing.


Horizontal Machining Centers: Products

Robust Machining of Tough Materials for Aerospace and More

The FZH400 Horizontal Machining Center and compact FZ40 CNC portal milling machine from Zimmermann are ideal for machining hard materials, aluminum and composites.

Horizontal Machining of Massive Parts

The new a120nx horizontal machining center from Makino delivers high levels of speed and accuracy in machining oversized structural components for industrial equipment, diesel engines and semiconductor manufacturing.

Systems for Machining Alloy Steels, Oil and Gas Components

The 4-axis H 14000 horizontal machining center from Heller Machine Tools is ideal for machining large pumps and housings for power and fluid transmission.