Vertical Machining Centers

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.
Vertical 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.

Getting Better All the Time

The eye-opening story of how one vertical machining center renovated a small machine shop that makes prototypes and runs small batches for electronics, aerospace, glass and industrial printing applications.

Before You Buy That VMC

When investing in a new production vertical machining center, take time to evaluate these seven critical features that have the greatest impact on the productivity and profitability of that machine tool.

All-Vertical Shaft Machining

Chang'an Automobile decided to handle the comprehensive turning, drilling and grinding work required for this critical engine part with a multi-stage production line from EMAG that performs all of the machining processes vertically, a process that offers many benefits.

Corporate Profile: Makino

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.


Vertical Machining Centers: 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.

Niagara Gear Adds In-House Machining Capabilities

Their new machining cell consists of two turning centers, a vertical machining center and marking capabilities.

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.


Vertical Machining Centers: Products

Connecting Multi-Purpose Machine Tools with Robotic Loading Centers

To effectively process large parts, Selway Machine Tool connects a compact Eurotech Spinner TTC300 dual spindle/dual turret multi-process turning center to a Trinity TCL-10 loading center with a Fanuc M10iA robot, and a compact Matsuura MX-330 5-axis vertical machining center to a Trinity MCL-35f loading center with a with a Fanuc M20iA-35M robot.

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.

Vertical Machining of Aerospace, Mold and Die, Medical and Automotive Parts

The new generation, fully digital Bridgeport XT 630 5-Axis high speed vertical machining center from Hardinge is ideal for machining parts used in aerospace, mold and die, medical and automotive applications.

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