CNC Machining Centers
At Productivity and MMT Productivity, we are all about growing your company, maximizing profitability, and streamlining processes. We work with you to provide you with the high quality tools you need to make that a reality. Productivity is proud to lead the way in offering high quality, reputable CNC machining centers.
CNC machining centers describe a wide range of machine tools including CNC milling and drilling machines, which include vertical machining centers (VMC), horizontal machining centers (HMC) as well as 4th and 5th axis machines. Most include automatic tool changers from 20 to over 500 tools. Workholding solutions often incorporate quick change tooling or pallets using automatic pallet changing and/or robotic work changing technology to combine for true unattended operation.
CNC machining equipment allows companies to manufacture complex parts with a user-friendly, single-setup machining process. This structure offers significant productivity advantages — cutting labor costs, increasing part quality, and reducing work time.
Five-Axis Machining Centers
A popular machine type is the five-axis machining center, which is most commonly used in the aerospace industry. The five-axis machine has the ability to tilt the part or tilt itself. This function allows the machine to smoothly follow a contoured surface and easily position the tool at various orientations. Not sure if 5-axis machining is right for your shop, check out this article on 5-axis that will change your mind.
Horizontal Machining Centers (HMCs)
The HMC version of a CNC turning center incorporates a horizontal spindle that allows you to speed up your production process and ensure that you are not interrupted. For instance, the orientation of HMCs allows chips to fall away naturally, so you don’t have to waste time clearing them off the table. For maximum efficiency, you can even set up an HMC on a pallet while loading work onto a separate pallet.
Vertical Machining Centers (VMCs)
VMCs are set up with vertically operated spindles that tackle workpieces from above and are performed most often on 2.5 or 3-axis machining operations. Less expensive than HMCs, these are especially attractive to small companies. Over the years, VMCs have become more advanced, incorporating high-speed spindles and conversational control programming.
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