Custom Vertical Machining Centers

Vertical Machining, also known as milling, relies on rotary cutters to remove metal from a workpiece. Vertical machining occurs on a vertical machining center (VMC), which employs a spindle with a vertical orientation. With a vertically oriented spindle, tools stick straight down from the tool holder, and often cut across the top of a workpiece.

Vertical Machining Benefits

There are many benefits associated with vertical machining, some of which include:
  • Infinite part shape possibilities due to the 3, 4 or 5 axis capabilities
  • Temperature stability
  • Durability and reliability
  • On-board probing
  • User-friendly CNC controls
  • Efficient and cost-effective pallet changers

Vertical Machining Center Applications

Depending on the job we offer a variety of diverse types of workholding to fit all your vertical machining needs.

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Pallet Vise | Hydraulic | Subplates | SeraLock

VMC Applications Examples - Pallet Vise

Hybrid pallet vise

Kurt Product: Hybrid Pallet Vise

Machine: Makino model V33 and the Matsura Model FS 550V

Comment: Demanding machining requirements often necessitates workholding that goes beyond standard product offerings. A specially designed pallet vise designed by Kurt Manufacturing Company is a case in point. (Read More)

VMC Applications Examples - Hydraulic

Custom MoveLock

Kurt Product: MLH35 MoveLock

Machine: Small 2 Pallet VMC

Customer: Job Shop

Comment: 2 part/jaw set allows for high density

MiniLock with hydraulic power

Kurt Product: MT8 MiniLock with Hydraulic Power

Machine: 2 Pallet VMC

Customer: Small Products Company

Comment: Fixture holds a variety of different length parts. Changing Stationary jaws allows different width parts.

VMC Applications Examples - Subplates

Custom engineered workholding with subplate

Kurt Product: DLU4 on Subplate

Machine: Variety of VMC's

Comment: Increase density of parts on machine table. Subplate loads quickly and easily. DLU allows both hard and machinable jaws.

Custom engineered workholding with subplate

Kurt Product: DL430 on Subplate

Machine: Variety of VMC's

Comment: Increase density of parts on machine table. Subplate loads quickly and accurately.


VMC Applications Examples - SeraLock

MoveLock on SeraLock subplate

Kurt Product: ML35 MoveLock on SeraLock Subplate

Machine: Variety of VMC's

Comment: Four double vises capable of clamping eight parts 3.5" x 7", or one part 17.5" x 16" part with very fast set up times.