Jasper Engines & Transmissions sought to increase productivity to keep up with production requirements while reducing scrap, the Jasper, Indiana, company turned to the Mazak Corp. for a solution using a horizontal machining center with a two-pallet changer and an automatic tool changer that can accommodate long boring tools. Mazak then featured Jasper Engines & Transmissions in a "Real Shops, Real Results" video report, which is provided here as a video supplement to the Productive Times article published in the February 2022 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.
Related Glossary Terms
Enlarging a hole that already has been drilled or cored. Generally, it is an operation of truing the previously drilled hole with a single-point, lathe-type tool. Boring is essentially internal turning, in that usually a single-point cutting tool forms the internal shape. Some tools are available with two cutting edges to balance cutting forces.
- machining center
CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.