Multitasking Machines

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? 
Multitasking Machines: 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.

Shoot from the Hip

This orthopedics manufacturer achieves one hit machining in an automated lights-out environment using advanced turn-mill machines that take their custom implants for coated hip replacement to a whole new efficiency.

A New Look at Pipeline Intervention

The DMG Mori machine tools used by Hunting Energy Services play a crucial role in manufacturing well intervention equipment and threaded tubulars for the oil and gas industry.

Cutting Organ Pipes Is a Different Matter

The art of classic organ building has merged with the highest level with modern CNC techniques as German manufacturer August Laukhuff relies on a five-axis milling center from Spinner equipped with a Sinumerik 840D sl control from Siemens for small-series production.

Multi-Tasking Sharpens Turbine Blade Machining Output

Take It To The Next Level: Combining machining processes and operations inside a single work envelope to improve part quality and reduce labor content in that part is making multi-tasking automation more popular with shops in the turbine blade machining arena.


Multitasking Machines: Industry News

Mazak Adds New Technical Center in Texas

The Dallas facility will serve the defense, aerospace, medical, automotive, energy and construction industries.

Multitasking Takes Center Stage

A wide range of Nakamura-Tome multitasking turning centers and strategies for machining precision parts was recently displayed by Methods Machine Tools.

Mazak Distributor Northwest Machine Opens New Building

Mazak's area manufacturers gain applications support, training and comprehensive production solutions.


Multitasking Machines: Products

Precision Machining of Spherical Medical Components

The Sphero from Thielenhaus Microfinish is ideal for absolutely reliable machining of the entire outer surfaces of spheres and the inner surfaces of cups.

Flexible Machining Center Configures to Wide Range of Applications

The compact Hüller Hille NBH P 80 from FFG has a choice of spindles, highly precise and dynamic rotary tables, and CNC controls that allow for flexible configuration. Its chain-type magazine has 60 locations that can be manually loaded during machine operation.

Space-Saving, Multi-Tasking HMC Reduces Cycle Times

The Mycenter-HX250iG from Kitamura Machinery uses ultra-high speed rapids for high efficiency and the ability to drill, mill, bore, tap, thread and turn light to heavy duty materials on a single machine.