Multiple Set-ups Versus Turning Capabilities
Video demonstrating the Turn-Cut function available on a horizontal machining center.
Traditional VMC processes may require a lathe with a special chuck, multiple VMC set-ups, highly-skilled operators and labor-intensive operator actions to complete turning operations. All of this drives high process costs. HMCs now have turning capabilities, and new technology (called Turn-Cut) allows for no special chuck and no special tooling or fixtures. Multiple machines are not needed, nor are multiple setups. There is considerably less need for operator attendance. Complete parts are produced with each machine cycle, with a reliable, repeatable and efficient process