Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has signed an agreement with the intent to acquire Koch Machine Tool, a machine tool dealer since 1966 and Methods’ avenue into the Texas market since 2002. This agreement is anticipated by both parties by January 1, 2022. Both companies are preparing the proper structure and closing out final transactions for…

Read More

Several years ago, I had “Happy Holiday Duty” – between Christmas and New Years somebody had to man the office. Since I was low man on the totem pole and didn’t know to say “not it” fast enough, I was it. As a distributor of machine tools, most do not want to deal with a…

Read More

VisionGauge makes digital comparators which are much faster, much more accurate and much more powerful than any other existing optical comparator…and it compares your part to a CAD file. Whether it is broach cutter inspection, IGT bucket inspection, precision bearings inspection, medical rasps inspection, orthopedic implant inspection, turbine disk inspection, cooling hole inspection, turbine blade…

Read More

KIWA Japan builds a unique horizontal machining center utilizing minimum floor space. The KIWA KH4100kai is only 60.2″ wide while offering (2) 400mm pallets with 20.1″x20.1″x20.1″ travels, with a 15 HP, 12,000 RPM CAT 40 BigPlus spindle with 2,362 IPM rapid traverse and FANUC controls. B AXIS STANDARD and 40 POSITION TOOL CHANGER. Download

Read More

Automating your manufacturing cell is quickly becoming easier to justify with the advancement of technology and the rising cost of labor. Also, design for flexible change overs is a must in todays automation. The key is pushing your manufacturing cell closer to 24/7. Automation can be as simple as a bar feeder on a turning…

Read More

ANCA is a vertically-integrated, world leading designer of high precision CNC grinding machines, software and automation accessories that provide system solutions for customers around the globe. ANCA designs and manufactures complete grinding machines in Melbourne, Australia, including building the CNC, precision motors and spindles, and polymer concrete bases in-house. This gives ANCA greater quality control…

Read More

Most machine tools show off machining easier to machine materials like aluminum or 1018. YASDA likes the difficult road. Seeing the shiny aluminum stringer makes a good photo or video, difficult material shows the sparks. Do you machine Inconel or aluminum? If your answer is “Yes” why would you buy a machine that can only…

Read More

Arguably, the world’s most accurate machine. Yasda is the machine tool brand that many other machine tool builders use to make their own most demanding components. In order to produce machine tools that can literally split microns, they take accuracy to an extreme‚Ķstandard linear scales, hand scraping not just way seats but actually all mating…

Read More

SMEC, Samsung Machine tools Engineering Company, uses “hexahedral slide ways” with wide integral hardened and precision ground ways to ensure long-term rigidity, machining accuracy and heavy duty machining. Their lathes are a rigid 45 degree slant bed to provide optimal rigidity, accuracy and accessibility as well as chip flow. Download

Read More

The name FANUC RoboDrill is confusing to many with a 30 taper spindle. FANUC builds this model with a BigPlus spindle, also known as dual contact. The taper is ground but also the flange providing dual contact. Another benefit beyond rigidity, is the finish achieved and longer tool life. Look at the drastic differences between…

Read More