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.

Advanced Machining Allows Subsea Valves To Handle the Pressure

Operating a DMG / Mori Seiki NL2500 at BEL Valves.
BEL Valves uses a variety of DMG / MORI SEIKI machine tools to meet its paramount need for reliability during production. 

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

The FT 3500 horizontal boring mill that Lindquist uses has a 10 m (32.8 ft) X axis, 3.1 m (10.2 ft) Y axis, 1250 mm (49.1 in) Z travel, a 60-tool magazine and a live spindle with contouring head.
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

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


Horizontal Machining Centers: Industry News

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

Nedler was previously product manager – milling at Hwacheon. He has been with the company since 2012.
Hwacheon Machinery America has appointed Robert Nedler to the position of vice president of sales.

HMC Predicts and Counters Thermal Deformation

The MB-4000H comes complete with an Automated Modular Pallet System, Busche tombstones, TMAC8 from Caron Engineering, MP System’s high pressure coolant system and Machining Navi controls to reduce chatter inside the machine.
Okuma's MB-4000H provides a unique combination of high speed and power in a small footprint. 


Horizontal Machining Centers: Products

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.

Small Part Aerospace Manufacturing

Ideal for aluminum machining, the a51nx 400 mm high-speed horizontal machining center from Makino maximizes the average metal removal rate in both roughing and finishing applications.