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Going Deep: Oil and Gas

As the oil and gas industry explores new technology to innovate, minimize costs, and help contribute to achieving a lower-emissions environment, equipment and parts suppliers must dig deep to find ways to reduce their costs, improve their delivery times and increase component quality. Here are some of the latest machine tools and other equipment that can help them get the job done.
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Making Step Changes in Productivity

Take a closer look at how these two British suppliers to the oil and gas industry are investing in advanced machining technologies to speed up production, reduce operating costs, ensure higher part quality, and future-proof their manufacturing capabilities to further increase the confidence of their customers.

Heavy Machining for Even Heavier Lifting

This heavy duty lathe removes an amazing 600 kg of material from a 1,400 kg solid steel billet in less than 4.5 hours, leaving a finished and fully machined cylinder body weighing only 800 kg.

How Hard Thread Turning Shortens The Process Chain

High precision hard turning techniques are enjoying ever greater popularity in the metal processing industry. By shortening cycle times and increasing flexibility, high precision hard turning has advantages over grinding in particular when it comes to processing complicated parts such as spindle nuts or threaded spindles in the hard state.

Advanced Machining Allows Subsea Valves To Handle the Pressure

BEL Valves uses a variety of DMG MORI SEIKI machine tools to meet its paramount need for reliability during production. 

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Lathes: Industry News

Okuma Adds Machine Tool Specialist to Sales Team

Errol Burrell now supports their sales and distribution partners in 5-axis machining applications.

SMTCL Makes Impact with New Vocational Training

Their new programs with high schools provide students with real world skills in manufacturing .

Okuma Earns ISO Certification

They are the first CNC machine tool builder to be ISO 9001:2015 certified.

 

Lathes: Products

Advanced Vertical Turning Achieves World-Class Precision

The VL 4 Vertical Turning Machine from EMAG uses a modular inverted vertical lathe design for machining precision metal parts, reducing floor space costs and increasing machine layout flexibility

Twin-Spindle Gundrilling Machine with Independent Spindle Control

The Eldorado M30-30T twin-spindle gundrilling machine from Kays Engineering performs two independent precision drilling cycles at the same time.

Comprehensive Turning Software with Powerful Toolpaths and Techniques

From accepting and programming any CAD file to Dynamic roughing and precision finishing, Mastercam 2017 Lathe software from CNC Software gives users a variety of techniques to turn all of their parts exactly as they need them.