Machines Sport Several Productivity-Enhancing Features

Mazak Corporation will spotlight its quick turn 250MSY multi-tasking machine, QT-Primos 100 turning center with GR100 gantry loader and the VCN-570C vertical machining center at SOUTHTEC 2019.


Vertical Machining Center Designed for Fast and Easy Five-Sided Parts

Milltronics Europe B.V. will unveil its VM250IL-5x five-axis vertical machining center at EMO 2019. Utilizing the Milltronics Series 9000 control, the VM250IL-5x is designed for fast and easy five-sided parts.


Hybrid Vertical Machining Center Features Friction Stir Welding Capabilities

Mazak will spotlight the advanced capabilities of several of the company’s machines, including the VTC-300 FSW Hybrid multi-tasking vertical machining center that features friction stir welding (FSW) capabilities, at WESTEC 2019.


Horizontal Machining Centers Are Not Just for Big Manufacturing

Horizontal machining centers can help reduce the coolant, perishable cutting tools and labor costs associated with running a machining center in shops of any size.


New Machining Center Built for Speed and Precision

Makino announces the F5 Pro6 vertical machining center designed to provide rigidity, accuracy and agility for machining complex, 3D contoured geometries.


Matsuura USA Will Host Imagine.Create.Innovate Open House

Matsurra Machinery USA will debut new, five-axis machining centers, present technology seminars and more at its open house event on April 23-24.


2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Machining

MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including machining.


Haas Automation Celebrates Thirty Years of the Haas VF-1

In 2018, Haas Automation celebrates 30 years of the Haas VF-1 vertical machining center. The company will celebrate with a “Very First” campaign that culminates with the debut of the very first VF-1 at IMTS 2018 in Chicago.


Micro-Mold Demonstration Highlights Collaboration

Mold Craft Inc. demonstrates micro-injection molding NPE2018 with a Wittmann Battenfeld press and a Sodick vertical molding machine.


ATC Provides Ample Workpiece Storage for Unmanned Operation of Machine

The 32-position Auto Work Charger on the Mazak Variaxis i-300 five axis vertical machining center accommodates workpieces up to 13.779" in diameter, 12.401" high and weighing as much as 135 lbs.


Dual Spindle Design of Vertical Machining Center Increases Productivity

Doosan Machine Tools says its DMP 500/2SP vertical machine center is highly productive, compact and reliable.


Five-Axis Rotary Table TAP Suitable for Small Vertical Machining Centers

Exsys Tool Inc. says that its five-axis rotary table tap enables users to upgrade vertical machining centers without incurring the expense of a new machine.


Machine Center Has Two Spindles and ATCs for Increased Productivity

Doosan says that its DMP 500/2SP effectively doubles productivity by machining two parts simultaneously and by reducing work loading, unloading and idle times.


Vertical Machining Center Has Automatic Pallet Changer for Simplified Workpiece Loading

Kitamura’s Mycenter-2XD Sparkchanger is a vertical machining center that is suitable for three-axis machining.

Inspection & Measurement

Technology Showcase: More Case Studies for Moldmaking

This week’s Tech Showcase brings yet more case studies featuring the practical application of products for moldmaking.


Amerimold 2017: Multitudes of Metalworking Materials and Machines

Amerimold proved once again that it is THE event for moldmaking.


New Machining Technologies at Hyundai Wia Open House

Hyundai Wia hosted an open house at its Itasca, Illinois, showroom to introduce new offerings in the way of machining technologies, including products from partner companies like Rohm and Renishaw.


Someone’s Got a New “Kitty”

One company's investment in Kitamura machine tools keeps growing and business is growing along with it.

Additive Manufacturing

SLIDESHOW, Technology Showcase: DMG MORI Open House

DMG MORI once again underlined its high level of innovation at the company's traditional Open House event at Deckel Maho in Pfronten, Germany last month with three world premieres among the 80 machines showcasing the company's product offerings.


SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase - Machining

Here’s the drill (pun intended): This week’s technology blog throws a spotlight on machining.


Larger VMCs Allow Small Shop to Go Bigger

Two Kitamura machines immediately gave this Michigan shop the ability to win jobs that were previously too large to even bid on.

Business Strategy

Small but Mighty… Talented, That Is

Every once in a while, the editors at MMT are approached by a public relations company with an idea for a mold-manufacturing-related story. Sometimes there’s something unique or intriguing about the mold building company involved, or the people who work there, that catches the eye and we just have to blog about it. Meet Emory Custom Tooling in Gilmer, Texas.


Can You Prove It?

IMC can. Technology and processes I saw during my visit proved to me that they are still living up to their motto that if you take care of your customers and give them the best products at an affordable price, you’re going to do well.


Throwback Thursday: The Multi Approach

I consider myself quite the multitasker. Someone who is able to focus on multiple projects with equal efficiency. Well, most of the time anyway. But when it comes to mold manufacturing, multitasking can take the shop's operations to a whole new level ... every time. This look-back at our archives features an article that breaks down the barriers to multitasking and explains how it can optimize both production and profit in milling and high-speed cutting operations.

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