Rebuilding American Manufacturing, One Veteran at a Time

A perfect storm: One million veterans leave the service every five years as a projected two million manufacturing jobs go unfilled in the U.S. over the next decade due to lack of skilled labor. Take a closer look at how veterans are forging new careers in metalworking through Workshops for Warriors – and how manufacturers can put skin in the game with support.
Lathes: Articles

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.

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

JPW Industries Acquired by Gamut Capital Management

As part of this deal, the JPW name, management and all warehouse, parts support, customer service and technical service operations will stay in place.

Absolute Machine Tools Names New Chief Operating Officer

David Grega now leads operations of their technical centers in Lorain, and Mason, OH, Livonia, MI, and Elgin, IL.

Cal Poly and SMTCL in the SAE Collegiate Challenge

California Polytechnic Institute used a VMC and lathe from SMTCL to compete in the Collegiate Baja Offroad Competition.


Lathes: Products

Innovative Multitasking Machining of Complex Parts, Difficult Materials

High speed MU-V Series vertical machining centers and the GENOS L3000-M one-saddle horizontal lathe from Okuma efficiently handle the machining of complex and difficult-to-machine materials for aerospace and die/mold applications.

Ultra-Compact Systems for High Precision Turning, Milling of Small Parts

Ideal for producing small, precision parts for the communications, aerospace, medical, and dental industries, the ultra-compact CL-1 CNC chucker lathe and CM-1 Compact Mill from Haas provide fast chip-to-chip times and short cycle times, with quick setups and good clearance.

Next Generation High Speed Turn-Mill Center and Automatic Lathes

The redesigned G200 turn-mill center, next generation ABC machine and MS40C-8 multi-spindle automatic lathe from INDEX offer high performance capabilities with greater productivity in high complexity part processing.

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