A new machine tool is a big investment. Make sure you carefully evaluate your needs and identify which product will help you meet your objectives. You’ll need to carefully consider your exact production goals as well as the part/jobs involved. In addition to that, your shop’s operator skill levels will come into play along with how the new machine will fit in with your existing technology. And last but definitely not least, you’ll need to determine a realistic budget.
Cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant has signed an agreement to become a Premium Partner of a leading machine tool manufacturer, DMG MORI. The deal makes Sandvik Coromant the only tooling manufacturer to be named as a DMG MORI Premium Partner, and will serve to further strengthen the relationship between the companies on a global scale. Machine shops around the world will now benefit from the combined knowledge and experience of two market leaders.
One size does not fit all when it comes to shops and their machine tool needs. That’s why Mazak offers such a diverse line of technology, including those machining systems that are extremely cost effective without sacrificing performance. But how is this accomplished? The designs and features of Mazak’s simple but innovative QTU series of CNC Turning Centers and the VCU series of Vertical Machining Centers offer the answer to that question.
Okuma spends £48 million on consolidating machine tool production in Japan — and there is more to followThe Japanese are famous for concepts like ‘kaizen’ that promote excellence in manufacturing, but the term ‘monozukuri’ is less well known and has no direct translation; the essence of its meaning is ‘the art of continuous improvement in…