Machine Types

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]