Vertical Machining Centers at Taylor Guitars – CNC Machining

I visited Taylor as part of a film shoot for a forthcoming Edge Factor documentary on music-industry manufacturing

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When I visited Taylor Guitars to learn about its manufacturing process, one of the manufacturing technologies I encountered was vertical machining centers. While some of the VMCs at the company’s factory in El Cajon, California, produce metal tooling for in-house use, most of these machines are carving wood to sculpt the guitars. In this video, factory neck department manager Julie Gardiner talks about this machining center application. Also, company founder Bob Taylor describes the challenge of making a product out of wood. An organic workpiece material, wood is very different from metal, in part because the quality of the material available is gradually in decline.

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Peter Zielinski
Modern Machine Shop Magazine
ph: (800) 950-8020

Repost from:  HTEC Network

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