VMC (Vertical Machining Center), HMC (Horizontal Machining Center)
April 21, 2017
An interesting trend popped up in a recent study of high-performing CNC shops: Many have greatly improved the efficiency of their machining processes by switching from a Vertical Machining Center (VMC) to a Horizontal Machining Center (HMC).
VMC have long been the workhorse in smaller shops, especially because of their lower initial cost. However, for shops that work on various sizes and complexities of parts, the overall cost of an HMC is actually less than a VMC. Here’s why:
There’s certainly a place for both vertical and horizontal machining centers in many shops. The Gosiger machine tool specialists can help you determine the most efficient CNC machines for your specific needs. Learn more by contacting your Gosiger facility.