Horizontal Machining Centers

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.
Horizontal Machining Centers: Articles

High Speed Horizontal Machining of Largest Parts in Class

The HMC500 can reach cutting speeds of 15,000 rpm in a mere 1.7 seconds (with 50 hp) for faster machining of a variety of tough materials, including 1018 steel.
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 automated material handling system links Makino horizontal machining centers, pallet loaders and operators by using a servo-controlled, rail-guided vehicle to transport material to and from machines, with little, if any, operator intervention.(Click on top two photos to enlarge them)
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.

Corporate Profile: Makino

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.


Horizontal Machining Centers: Industry News

L&R Precision Tooling Invests in FMS

Since installing the system, the shop more than doubled their warehouse space and increased their workforce by 45 percent.

SW North America Forms Alliance with B/K Components

This strategy introduces gun manufacturers to the strengths of both companies for participation in ITAR sensitive projects.

Hwacheon Names Nedler Vice President

Hwacheon Machinery America has appointed Robert Nedler to the position of vice president of sales.


Horizontal Machining Centers: Products

Horizontal Machining Centers

The three-point-leveled, T-design base of the Cincinnati 6-axis MEGA 800 HMC from Fives moves the workpiece in a straight line to and from the spindle for precision boring, with X, Y and Z axes all driven by dual ballscrews using absolute scale feedback. The B-axis rotary table with high-accuracy absolute encoder allows infinite contouring, producing 3,300 ft-lb torque.
Advanced capabilities. Uninterrupted machining. To move forward in the hyper-competitive world of metal cutting, it’s time to enter into the world of horizontal machining. 

Mill, Drill, Grind Aerospace Parts on One Machine

The unique two-axis Programmable Coolant Nozzle (PCN) handles variations in wheel diameter and changes in cutting direction while maintaining ideal coolant flushing conditions. It also allows for intermittent NC-controlled, electrically powered rotary dressing that trues the wheel to reestablish profile geometry on the cutting wheel. 
The flexible G7 Grinder 5-axis horizontal machining center from Makino grinds, drills and mills aerospace blades, vanes, turbine disks and other complex components.

Highly Effective Machining of Small Aluminum Parts with 3D Contours

The a61nx-5E 5-axis horizontal machining center from Makino achieves highly productive and economical aluminum machining of small components with 3D contours.