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ken@kentusa.com

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Is a 2-Axis CNC Lathe Enough?

By |2019-03-26T12:11:51-08:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: CNC Turning Centers|

Is a 2-Axis CNC Lathe Enough? Whether they visited IMTS or not, anyone who turns parts for a living knows there’s an entire new breed of machine tool coming down the pipe, one that’s making shops everywhere take a hard look at their turning operations. They’re known as mill-turn lathes, and sometimes multitasking machines—whatever you call [...]

I’ll Take the Combo – Dual Spindle Machining Center

By |2019-03-26T13:00:53-08:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: CNC Horizontal Machining Centers, CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

I'll Take the Combo – Dual Spindle Machining Center Life is full of choices. From deciding what color to paint your bathroom, which combo meal to order at your favorite fast food restaurant, or whether to name your kid Bob or Jim, each of us is faced each day with decisions big and small. Machine shop [...]

Spindle Chiller – Does your VMC need it?

By |2019-03-26T12:09:31-08:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: CNC Tips, CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

Spindle Chiller – Does your VMC need it? Back when a 6,000 rpm CNC vertical machining center was considered ridiculously fast, there was little worry about heat buildup in the spindle. Thermal growth of the Z-axis was quite manageable, and the spindle bearings could be expected to last years before servicing became necessary. That all began [...]

Vertical Machining Centers – The Real Estate Argument

By |2019-03-26T12:03:26-08:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: CNC Tips, CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

Vertical Machining Centers – The Real Estate Argument I’ve always been a fan of those little “phone booth” style vertical machining centers. They’re fast, the toolholders are small and light, and for the most part they boast enough axis travel to machine a wide variety of workpieces. Granted, they can’t take a massive cut, but they [...]

Combo Vertical and Horizontal Spindle Machining Center

By |2019-03-26T12:07:47-08:00October 15th, 2017|Categories: CNC Horizontal Machining Centers|

Combo Vertical and Horizontal Spindle Machining Center Kent CNC has introduced the New Kent CNC KHV-400 Combination Horizontal/Vertical Machining Center with the industry standard 0i-MD control by FANUC. Kent CNC sets a new industry standard with their latest combination machining center, model KHV-400.  By combining a horizontal machining center with a vertical machining center, this cutting-edge [...]

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10 Tips to Better CNC Turning

By |2019-03-26T11:55:26-08:00October 5th, 2017|Categories: CNC Tips, CNC Turning Centers|

10 Tips to Better CNC Turning No shop wants to see their part ruined and scrapped at the end of CNC turning. And although having a combination of proper technique and the right tools to keep jobs in spec and on time, there are other variables that should be considered before arriving at the finishing stage. [...]

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10 Reasons to Buy Kent CNC Compact Vertical Machining Centers

By |2019-03-26T11:54:03-08:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

10 Reasons to Buy Kent CNC Compact Vertical Machining Centers Kent CNC KVR Compact Vertical Machining Centers combine proven machine design with advanced technology in control and manufacturing. They are our most popular VMCs and provide you with the best value for your money. Long-lasting and durable, these machines deliver a precision-grade finish at high speeds. [...]

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Shopping for a Vertical Machining Center – What to Look for

By |2019-03-26T11:51:48-08:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: CNC Tips, CNC Vertical Machining Centers|

Shopping for a Vertical Machining Center – What to Look for Before making any major purchase, such as a Vertical Machining Center (VMC), it would be wise to take stock of your application requirements. These machines, across the board, can vary in price and functionality. With the recession behind us, many businesses are still taking their [...]

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A Quick Guide to CNC Turning Centers

By |2019-05-13T11:51:54-08:00August 3rd, 2017|Categories: CNC Tips, CNC Turning Centers|

A Quick Guide to CNC Turning Centers You can trace the history of the lathe’s origin as far back as 1300 B.C. as it was used by ancient civilizations like the Egyptians, Assyrians, and the Greeks.  Over the centuries, we have seen the lathe evolve from a two-person, bow-driven machine during ancient times to its wide [...]

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