Vertical Machining Centers

Advanced Machining Allows Subsea Valves To Handle the Pressure

BEL Valves uses a variety of DMG / MORI SEIKI machine tools to meet its paramount need for reliability during production. 
Vertical Machining Centers: Articles

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,

Hwacheon Names Nedler Vice President

Nedler was previously product manager – milling at Hwacheon. He has been with the company since 2012.
Hwacheon Machinery America has appointed Robert Nedler to the position of vice president of sales.

Hurco Premieres New Web Series about Machinists

The new reality web series, CycleStartTM, was created to attract young people to the machinist trade and features machinists in their environment.
Hurco debuted a new web series at the Canadian Manufacturing & Technology Show (CMTS) during Student Day. 

Hyundai WIA Names New National Sales Manager

Crean brings more than 30 years sales and marketing management experience across a broad spectrum of machine tool builders and distributors.
Hyundai WIA announces the appointment of John Crean to national sales manager. 


Vertical Machining Centers: Products

Versatile 5-Face Bridgeport VMCs for the Job Shop

Bridgeport 5-Face (4+1) Machining Centers feature an integrated 5-axis robust rotary table supported by large bearings to allow heavy horizontal and vertical cutting loads with smooth and accurate rotation at all times. Bridgeport incorporates heavy-duty linear guideways and oversized double-nut ballscrews that are pre-tensioned to provide superior accuracy and repeatability.
Two new 4+1 axis vertical machining centers from Hardinge are designed to achieve maximum capacity and performance in the job shop, OEM, aerospace, medical, electronic, defense, automotive and power generation industries, as well as many other manufacturing sectors.

Easy-To-Use Vertical Machining Centers for Precision Parts

24 different tools are available for the BT/SK 40 spindle, which can be operated with a maximum speed of 8,000 to 15,000 rpm. The tool magazine is positioned directly on the stand and provides the required tool quickly and precisely by means of the automatic tool changer.
VMC B series machine tools from SMTCL Americas are made of cast steel to machine workpieces up to 1,200 mm with speed and precision.

Machining Center for Producing Precision Graphite Electrodes and Similar Parts

The TMV-510G machining center uses a fixed column/moving table type machine and features a high performance 20,000 rpm direct drive spindle that is oil cooled for thermal stability, and a 20 station high-speed arm-type automatic tool changer (ATC) that produces tool changes in 0.8 seconds and chip-to-chip times of 1.9 seconds.
The Tongtai TMV-510G machining center from Absolute Machine Tools has features provided specifically for graphite machining, with an arm-type ATC that keeps tools away from contamination and out of the work zone, and a standard full cover on top of the machine contains dust.