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

Absolute Machine Tools Names New Regional Sales Manager

Alex Churbock now handles their machine tool sales in the Western and Southern U.S. 

Okuma America Receives Award for Philanthropy

They are the recipient of the 2017 Mayor’s International Community Award for their contributions to higher education.

Mazak Appoints New Southwest Regional General Manager

Christopher Papke will take over for Dana Scott, who is set to retire.


Horizontal Machining Centers: Products

Ultrafast High Precision Horizontal Machining for Unmanned Operation

With a two-station APC that is automation ready and field expandable up to eight pallets for unmanned operation potential, the compact Mycenter-HX300iG #40 high speed horizontal machining center from Kitamura Machinery elevates finish capabilities and overall cutting tool life to higher levels.

Reliable, Unmanned High Speed Horizontal Machining

With the largest working envelope in its class to handle 800 mm x 1,000 mm parts that weigh up to 750 kg, the high speed H.Plus-504 horizontal machining center from Matsuura Machinery USA is ideal for reliable unmanned operation, high accuracy and exceptionally efficient production.

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.