Expand Machinery LLC has introduced the GENTURN-52CS Y2, a 2" bar capacity, eight-axis Swiss mill/turn center featuring a subspindle and dual C and Y axes for the production of complex work in one handling.
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Driven spindles are the technical core of a machine tool, supplying the power to turn the cutting tools that shape our products and our world. Attaching one to a five-axis movement creates an advanced CNC machine.
The three-axis vertical machining center (VMC) has long been the go-to machine tool for many small to medium-sized shops. Their use is well-understood. Compared to more complex machinery, it’s easier to find operators for three-axis machines.
Fuji Machine has introduced its GYROFLEX Ultimate Multitasking Machine. According to Fuji, the GYROFLEX offers the flexibility to meet a variety of production demands, from low production volume and parts prototyping to high-volume and high-mixed production.
Niigata Expands Hn-5x Series Of Boxway Horizontal Machining Centers To Include Ultra Large Capacity Hn80e-5x.
Horizontal machine tools (HMCs) have typically been used for longer run production jobs. But as lot sizes decrease, machine builders and their partners have introduced new technologies that speed setups and generally make HMCs nimbler. So much so that one should probably rethink the role HMCs serve.
Babcock International Group has placed an order for a set of PEMA welding and production lines for shipbuilding at its Rosyth site in Scotland. In total, the order includes three lines; PEMA Thin plate panel line, PEMA Micro panel line, and PEMA T-beam fabrication line.
HEIDENHAIN has opened a new ACU-RITE Technology Education Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.
All shops want to be more productive and reduce downtime. For some, this means an investment in a high-end CNC machine tool. Others give quick-change toolholders a try, or pursue an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) machining strategy.
The Italian machine tool, robot and automation industry trade organization, UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, forecasts a recovery in 2021