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ken@kentusa.com

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Best of Both Worlds – Horizontal and Vertical

By |2021-06-30T12:00:29-08:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: CNC Horizontal Machining Centers, CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

Best of Both Worlds – Horizontal and Vertical Trying to decide between a vertical or horizontal machining center? This Southern California job shop ordered the combo Vertical machining center (VMC) proponents say it’s the flexibility and lower cost that brought them to purchase this most common of CNC machine tools. Those who favor a horizontal machining [...]

NEW Gang Style CNC Lathes

By |2021-06-08T13:44:43-08:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: CNC Turning Centers|

We would like to present our new line of Gang Style CNC Lathes which are designed for high precision and efficiency turning. Kent CNC GSL Series CNC Lathes feature a gang-type structure with an inclined bed structure design. These features effectively save tool-changing time. The GSL Series Lathes are equipped with a hydraulic six-station turret and have power-driven [...]

Vertical Milling Upgrade for High-Power Manufacturing

By |2021-03-29T14:07:48-08:00March 27th, 2021|Categories: CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

Vertical Milling Upgrade for High-Power Manufacturing Northeastern United States manufacturing company gets a machine tool upgrade from Kent USA   Unless you’re a scientist or microwave engineer, you could probably care less about waveguides. In fact, most people would have a hard time describing one. Despite their esoteric nature, however, waveguides are both more important and [...]

Vertical Machining Centers: Two Important Options to Look For When Buying

By |2020-06-01T15:27:48-08:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

Vertical Machining Centers: Two Important Options to Look For When Buying Walk into almost any machine shop and you’re sure to see a line of vertical machining centers (VMCs). You'll probably find that all of them have similar travels, similar controls, and similar features, regardless of the machine logo or paint color. Does that mean, then, [...]

5 Years and Millions of Parts with the KVR Machining Center

By |2020-03-03T11:02:26-08:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

5 Years and Millions of Parts with the KVR Machining Center Millions of parts later, the management team at this manufacturing company remain quite happy with their machine tool decision   Being a Tier III supplier to automotive and appliance OEMs is high-volume, extremely competitive work, where success depends in large part on fast, accurate, and [...]

A Productive Journey – Wisconsin job shop expands its capabilities with a new Kent USA Machining Center

By |2019-08-20T10:56:47-08:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

A Productive Journey Wisconsin job shop expands its small part capabilities with a new CNC machining center from Kent USA   Every shop faces the same situation at one point or another. The machine tools are either too large and slow to be competitive on smaller parts, or too small and underpowered for the larger ones. [...]

Twin Turrets: Making Oilfield Lathes Twice as Productive

By |2019-11-07T13:34:24-08:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: CNC Turning Centers|

Twin Turrets: Making Oilfield Lathes Twice as Productive Twin turret. Dual turret Double turret. Whatever you call them, there’s no arguing that they increase productivity compared to traditional single turret CNC lathes. That's true no matter what you’re making, but especially so with very large or very long parts, like those produced by oil and gas [...]

Big Bore Lathes: Three Reasons Why You Should Move to CNC

By |2019-09-04T14:09:53-08:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: CNC Turning Centers|

Big Bore Lathes: Three Reasons Why You Should Move to CNC Not so long ago, I offered a few reasons to supersize your underpowered or undersized big bore lathe. I also suggested some things to look for when doing so. I'm going to make a similar argument, except this time I'm talking to those of you [...]

Three Ways Additional Travel Improves Productivity in Traveling Column Machines

By |2019-07-01T15:17:20-08:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

Traveling Column Machines: Three Ways Additional Travel Improves Productivity I’ve always been intrigued by traveling column machines. That's because a vertical machining center able to mill both ends of a sleeper sofa or carry parts that weigh more than the recently-resurrected Ford Ranger (there’s a yellow 2003 in my driveway) raises a lot of possibilities. This [...]

Job Shops – Searching for the Best Vertical Machining Center

By |2019-05-06T12:08:28-08:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

Four Things Job Shops Should Know When Searching for the Best Vertical Machining Center VMCs are the workhorses of any job shop. They’re able to machine a huge variety of parts. The tooling is widely available, as are machine operators. VMCs are also less expensive than a comparably-sized horizontal or five-axis machining center. Finding the best [...]