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Machinery Highlight: Mazak Horizontal Machining Centers

Horizontal machining (milling) utilizes a ground-parallel spindle to secure workpieces while rotary cutters remove parts of the material horizontally—making horizontal machining centers (HMC) the ideal machine tool for companies looking for optimal productivity. Due to their compatibility with a large variety of materials ranging from aluminum to titanium, horizontal machining centers incorporate the latest, most advanced milling technology to bring versatility and flexibility to a new level. This article explores the benefits, capabilities, and characteristics of different Mazak models and [...]

3 Reasons Why Buying CNC Machines from ASI Machine Tools is the Best Choice

When it’s time to replace a machine in your production line, you must consider every feature and production level of the machines available. What will this machine have over the others? What will that machine provide that will boost my production line? Why should I buy from this company and not that company? These are all important considerations. Before you commit to buying a new CNC machine, here’s 3 reasons why you should consider a reseller like ASI Machine Tools. 1. [...]

3 Advantages of Buying Used CNC Machines

CNC machines amplify the productivity—and profitability—of business. Because they streamline the necessary processes to get manufacturing projects done quickly, investing in CNC machines is ideal for any manufacturing company. In order to ensure the best outcome, some companies will form committees to tackle the purchase of the machine—especially when multiple departments are involved in and will be responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the machine. But the question is: do you buy a new or used CNC machine? How can [...]

Machinery Highlight: Turning Mazak Models

CNC turning centers are CNC lathes that use computer programs to automate the creation of cylindrical parts—where the cutting tool moves in a linear fashion while the workpiece rotates on the spindle of the machine. The addition of these machines simultaneously increases the productivity of production teams and the value brought to every respective customer. In this article, the focus will be on CNC turning centers, especially Mazak brand models, and all of the benefits and functionalities each machine provides. Streamline [...]

Buying Reconditioned CNC Machines: 5 Things You Need to Know

Manufacturing companies rely on fast production lines with tight deadlines to hit. When your production is in jeopardy, you might start looking into new machine tools to get the job done—and quickly. But, what if you don’t have a big budget to spend on a brand new machine? Are newer machines really the best option out there? Used CNC Machines can improve your production line just as well as any new machine. The biggest problem, however, is the stigma behind buying [...]

Machinery Highlight: Multi-tasking Mazak Models

In the manufacturing industry, there are three things directly related to your profitability: Flexibility Productivity Efficiency Are your processes flexible enough to change quickly to account for emergencies, last minute requests, and late additions to a project? Is your productivity constantly improving and increasing customer retention? Are your processes efficient enough to account for a potential drop in machine productivity and resolve the problem quickly? When it comes to maximizing profitability, your manufacturing business needs to have machines that can take you to the next [...]

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your CNC Machine

When it comes to lasting power, CNC machines are durable and reliable. These machines will work through a long line of processes for a long time, but what happens when they begin to show signs of wear and tear? Don’t leave yourself stranded with a growing line of pending production for a machine that may or may not need to be replaced. Take these steps to be sure your machines are working for you and not against you. Questions to [...]

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Purchasing Used Machines

Buying used CNC machines is an economical decision that will save your company a ton of money, but before you do there are things that must be considered. In order to ensure that you receive the highest quality machines while also getting the bang for your buck, keeping the following things in mind will help you navigate your options and end up with a high quality machine that won’t break the bank. “How much do I know about this [...]

Daily CNC Machine Maintenance Plan

CNC machine maintenance probably seems like a fairly mundane task and we would probably agree for the most part. However, not performing proper maintenance on your machines could cost you thousands of dollars and dozens of man hours to get it back up and running. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of dealing with a CNC machine that breaks down you know the feeling. The best way to avoid the headaches that come with a misbehaving machine is to [...]

Benefits of Using CNC Lathes

No matter their size, CNC lathes are designed to make intricate cuts on different types of material, specifically wood, plastic, and metal—making CNC machines key players in glass working, metal spinning, metalworking, and wood turning. These machines can be used to produce anything from plane surfaces and screw threads to three-dimensional, complex products. And, because they’re easily set up and operated, CNC lathes are a growing necessity for companies of any size and production level. These machines offer tremendous repeat-ability, [...]