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

Mazak Appoints New Southwest Regional General Manager

Christopher Papke will take over for Dana Scott, who is set to retire.

Mazak Hosts Precision Machining Competition for Students

Over 250 students from 19 high schools in Chicago submitted more than 300 parts machined and completed according to exact specifications.

Okuma Completes Smart Factory

Their advanced Dream Site 2 Parts factory in Japan shortens lead times for parts used in machine tool production and for stocking service inventory.


Vertical Machining Centers: Products

VMC Reduces Machining Time for Complex Production Parts

Equipped with a 20,000 rpm HSK-A63 spindle, the DA300 vertical machining center from Makino delivers the speed and flexibility to tackle high speed, highly productive machining of various workpiece materials, including aluminum, die-cast, steel and titanium.

Digital Production Management and Cryogenic Machining

Several machine tool builders are demonstrating the shop floor cost savings and production improvements of machining with cryogenic technology and digital production management from 5ME.

How Additive Multi-Tasking Resets the Bar in Advanced Machining

The new compact VC-500 AM HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine from Mazak combines full 5-axis capability and additive technology to revolutionize product design, reduce time to market and cut research and development costs.