Vertical machining center suppliers are looking ahead to 2022 with optimism. They expect increased use of automation and increased awareness of the benefits of machining with more than three-axis equipment. Getting to more sides of a workpiece in one or two setups is just part of the value proposition of VMCs, according to equipment makers. Automating with a robot in front of the machine, or adding a rotary axis, helps ensure productivity, while an understanding of machine kinematics—how the machine moves over time—is key to reproducibility.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant