Vertical Machining Centers

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.
Vertical Machining Centers: Articles

Advanced Machining Allows Subsea Valves To Handle the Pressure

Operating a DMG / Mori Seiki NL2500 at BEL Valves.
BEL Valves uses a variety of DMG / MORI SEIKI machine tools to meet its paramount need for reliability during production. 

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

Cal Poly Receives Machine Tool from SMTCL

With the new SMTCL VMC850E, students will have a better chance at spending more time working on the machines, while also cutting costs and saving time before competitions for Formula SAE begin.
Engineering students receive a VMC850E vertical machining center. 

GF Machining Solutions Helps Lotus F1 Team

Each of the six identical 5-axis Mikron HPM 450U machine tools has a compact footprint, integrated automation features, performance value and reliability to effectively cut through a wide range of materials, from aluminum, steel, and stainless steel to extremely difficult-to-machine materials.
The Lotus F1 Team invested in six high-performance, cost-effective Mikron HPM 450U 5-axis machine tools with integrated automation to produce its precision, complex F1 car parts in low quantities. These replaced 3-axis milling machines that were not performing at the desired productivity levels.

Sweden is Home to Latest Haas Milestone – 150,000th Haas Machine

The 150,000th machine – a DS-30SSY dual-spindle turning center with Y axis – rolled off the Haas production line January 19, 2014,


Vertical Machining Centers: Products

VMC Uses Fast Interpolation for High Speed Machining

The new EM Series of vertical machining centers is economically affordable, reliable and is backed by Chevalier's 30 years of top industry R&D.
EM1620L, EM2033L and the EM2040L vertical machining centers from Chevalier are engineered to achieve cost savings in large quantity machining with limited floor space.

High Speed Ultra Precision Machining

The concrete mono-block frame on the Ultra Precision EVO CNC Machining Center absorbs forces and vibrations that occur during fast acceleration, high feed rates and spindle speeds up to 50,000 rpm. 
The Ultra Precision EVO CNC Machining center from KERN Precision is equipped for 3-5 axis nano-precision machining of medium to large production lot sizes.

Low Cost Machining of Exotic Materials

The VMC850E has travels of 33 in X, 19 in Y, and 21 in Z. The machine comes standard with an 8,000 rpm 40 taper spindle, 24 position automatic tool changer, coolant through the spindle, 4th axis preparation, air-conditioned electrical cabinet and a chip conveyor. The machine is controlled by the powerful and reliable FANUC 0i-MD control with a 10 in screen and USB, PCMIA, and Ethernet interfaces.
The small, reliable, and rugged VMC850E vertical machining center from SMTCL is ideal for North American job shops competing in the world market.