Vertical Machining Centers

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.
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Vertical Machining Centers: Articles

Getting Better All the Time

The PS95 vertical machining center can handle tight-tolerance holes and slots at ±0.0002 in with great repeatability. (first view)
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

A vertical machining center should have a robust spindle design with exceptional horsepower, superior torque and wide-ranging spindle speed that cuts a wide variety of materials in reduced cycle times.
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

All soft machining – from cutting to size and centering through to deep drilling and multi-axis turning (up to 4 axes possible) – is performed on VTC 250 DUO machines.
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.

Factors You Must Consider When Purchasing a New VMC

In a typical production machine shop, the processing capabilities required can vary greatly between applications: some value power and torque over rpm, others value spindle speed more than torque or power. To ensure the highest level of productivity in all cases, all of these factors must be evaluated when considering a new investment in a vertical machining center.

 

Vertical Machining Centers: Industry News

Okuma Earns ISO Certification

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

Mazak Adds New Technical Center in Texas

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

Hurco Recognizes Distributors

Pictured (l-r) Fred Braun, Scott Camloh, Jim Braun and Tim Navalta stand on stage during the presentation of the Top Hurco Distributor Award that was won by Braun Machinery.
Awards were given to distributors and agents who represent them throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America.

 

Vertical Machining Centers: Products

Next Generation Small Part 5-Axis Medical Machining

The F-Series vertical machining center from Makino provides stiffness and rigidity for chatter-free cutting, agility for high-speed /hard-milling and accuracies for tight tolerance blends and matches typical of complex, 3D contoured geometry associated with medical production.
The a51nx-5XU 5-axis horizontal machining center from Makino enables manufacturers of complex medical parts to obtain the highest levels of utilization and efficiency.

Compact, Flexible VMCs for Job Shops or OEMs

The competitively priced Bridgeport V710 from Hardinge features fast rapid rates, high axis and spindle acceleration/deceleration, and a powerful Mitsubishi control packed with many standard features that make it ideal for job shop work or high production. Its has a heavy duty cast iron construction, weighs 8,613 lb, has 10 hp, 33 ft-lb spindle torque, a 20 station Swing Arm ATC, and manual pulse generator (MPG),
The Bridgeport V480 and V710 vertical machining centers are competitively priced, best in class machine tools for applications that require a rigid, fast and accurate set-up.

Diverse Metal Cutting Capabilities

To meet the most demanding machining challenges, the TALENT 51 MSY CNC Turning Center from Hardinge comes standard with live tooling, subspindle and Y-axis that allows for part-complete operations.