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Vertical Machining Centers

Economically priced and ideal for both small job shops and larger machining operations, vertical machining centers (VMCs) use vertically-oriented spindles with tools that stick straight down from the tool holder to approach workpieces mounted on a table for machining operations that cut across the surfaces of a workpiece.

Vertical Machining Centers: Articles

O’Neill Components Can ‘Take On That Extra Job’ With Kaast VMC

Kaast VF Series

With an inch more in y-axis travel over other machines in its class, Kaast’s VF-Series vertical machining center gives one thermoform tooling maker a productivity pop in a compact footprint. Its Fanuc control proves reliable in harsh conditions.

With an inch more in y-axis travel over other machines in its...

There’s No Place Like Home

Without a means to accomplish certain in-house machining easily and consistently, this handrail manufacturer was sending out a huge chunk of work – leaving their commitment to ship dates, lead times, costs and overall project control out of their control. A trip to FABTECH changed all that.

Without a means to accomplish certain in-house machining easily and consistently, this...

The Shop Workhorse

Less expensive than comparably-sized horizontal machines and able to effectively machine a huge variety of part geometries, the latest vertical machining centers also deliver higher speeds, handle larger parts and provide advanced machine controls that increase productivity, reduce costs and improve profitability.

Less expensive than comparably-sized horizontal machines and able to effectively machine a...

Multi-Tasking Changes Everything

Shops are meeting the rising demand for high-mix/low-volume strategies by using innovative multi-tasking machines to fully optimize processes that encompass everything from the moment raw material enters into a shop up to the date the final part gets shipped.

Shops are meeting the rising demand for high-mix/low-volume strategies by using innovative...

Going Deep: Oil and Gas

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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.

As the oil and gas industry explores new technology to innovate, minimize...
Vertical Machining Centers: Products

VMCs Offer Jig Milling Accuracy with Machining Center Productivity

J series Mitsui Seiki USA

Mitsui Seiki’s “J” series offers a positioning accuracy and repeatability of +/- 1µm. Combining machining center technology with jig borer precision in one machine, the “Jig” VMCs achieve precision boring, milling, drilling and tapping.

Mitsui Seiki’s “J” series offers a positioning accuracy and repeatability of +/-...

High-Precision, Reliable Parts Processing for Tool Mold and Die Makers

GF Machining Solutions MILL P 500

GF Machining Solutions’ MILL P 500 vertical milling machine maintains positioning accuracy over extended machining times. Its Step-Tec spindle reduces secondary manual polishing – and it comes standard.

GF Machining Solutions’ MILL P 500 vertical milling machine maintains positioning accuracy...

Economical Automation Solution for High-Mix, Medium-Volume Jobs

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JobShop Cell PRO, Methods Machine Tools

With the updated JobShop Cell PRO, Methods Machine Tools offers manufacturers a multiaxis simultaneous vertical machining center with multiple end-of-arm and infeed/outfeed options. The efficiency-enhancing cell can be immediately shipped.

With the updated JobShop Cell PRO, Methods Machine Tools offers manufacturers a...
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Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show
August 3 - 4, 2021
Schaumburg Convention Center – Schaumburg, IL
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August 10 - 11, 2021
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September 13 - 15, 2021
Chicago, IL
FABTECH
September 13 - 16, 2021
Chicago, IL
Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show
October 5 - 7, 2021
West Allis, WI
EASTEC
October 19 - 21, 2021
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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