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Mikron MILL P 500 U

On Manufacturing: Nov. 2018
High-performance Milling The Mikron MILL P 500 U is designed to achieve high-quality surface finish and precision in the continuous machining of complex forms and tough materials such as molds.

The Makino a500Z combines the technologies of the company’s 4-axis horizontals with the 4th and 5th-axis designs of its high-performance verticals.

Reliable Speed for Production Machining
Makers of high-volume machining centers find ways to improve production time without sacrificing uptime.

Hardware- and software-based  advances continue to boost  machining center productivity.  (Image courtesy Makino)

Want Machining Productivity? Look Closely at Components
Sensors, motors and more are making smart machines faster.

Some NewTech for Manufacturing
From machining centers to robots and plenty in between, here is a look at some recent developments in the field.

Big Data & Metalcutting
Here’s how metalcutting can get a whole lot better through the aggregation and analysis of data.

On Mfg
High-Precision Jig Boring and Milling Machine     What: Vertical three-axis CNC jig boring and milling machine, the Yasda YBM 640V3 Who: Methods Machine Tools Important to note: The Yasda YBM 640V3 performs high-speed, precision boring and milling for mold, die and complex component manufacturing, with accuracy and rigidity intended to almost eliminate any need for hand polishing.

On Mfg
Horizontal CMM; VMC for Large Parts; Tools for Turning, Milling

Machines Designed for Powertrain Machining
The Makino a51nx horizontal machining center is based on the company’s a51 model.

On Mfg: Insert-style Drills; VMCs for Production Ops
Insert-style Drills; VMCs for Production Ops

Makino a51nx

Fast, Precise Horizontal Machining
The a51nx horizontal machining center from Makino is designed to offer better speed, rigidity and precision than a typical 40-taper machine.

Advances in Metalcutting
Grooving & SlittingGrooving and slitting ops are facilitated by a new family of tools launched by Sandvik Coromant ( There is the CoroMill 329 cutter, which deploys CoroCut two-edge inserts and a strong V-rail clamping interface.

A Sampling of Speed: Some Fast Machining Centers
Although people often talk about the flexibility of machining centers, one aspect that shouldn't be overlooked is that some of them offer the ability to go fast. Here are some of them. None are particularly exotic, but they surely can be productive.

Tools of the Trade: Machining
Here are some things to know if you're in the metal removal arena — they'll help you get it done faster, better, and probably less expensively.

Removing Metal
Although there is an increased use of non-metallic materials in cars and components, there are still plenty of steel, cast iron, alloys, aluminum, magnesium, and other metals being transformed into parts on the one hand and chips on the other. Here's an array of equipment that can help make metal removal fast, accurate andefficient.


Notes from the Field: Flexibility, High Speeds and Other Considerations
The objective of any manufacturing setup is to get the most out of your equipment. So whether it is high speeds, flexibility, or just keeping the equipment up and running, getting the job done is what's important.

Making Massive Molds
Here's a look at how one mold maker has positioned itself to be a responsive supplier to its customers in powertrain component production.

What Automotive Customers Look for In Machining Centers
We put the question to a non-scientific cross-section of users and machine builders. What we found was a whole class of machining centers aimed at higher-than-traditional volumes. Speed and flexibility for operational agility is the name of the game.