Multitasking Machines

Improving Lead Time and Reducing Costs at Norwood

To meet market demand for faster delivery of larger and stiffer rotor shafts, the huge WFL M80 mill-turn at Siemens Norwood has a turning, boring and milling unit arm that can perform 20 distinct CNC operations across five axes.
Multitasking Machines: Articles

The Fine Tuning Evolution of Multi-tasking Machines

Think this technology has leveled off? Think again. Some of the latest advancements include integral-motor roller cam-style turrets, 90 deg-configured turrets, enhanced lower turrets, direct-drive milling spindles and servo drilling tailstocks. And that's not all.

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.

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? 

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.


Multitasking Machines: Industry News

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.

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.


Multitasking Machines: Products

Coldwater Machine Expands Complex Part Machining Capability

They have added a new DMG Mori NTX-2000 5-axis multi-tasking machining center for their build-to-print and design-and-build services.

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.

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