Five-Axis HMC Reduces Setups
The G7 i Grinder five-axis HMC from Makino provides a flexible, single-platform solution for grinding, drilling and milling of aerospace blades, vanes, turbine disks and complex grinding applications.
A two-axis programmable coolant nozzle (PCN) enables the HMC to accommodate variations in wheel diameter and changes in cutting direction while maintaining optimal coolant flushing conditions, the company says. It also enables intermittent rotary dressing, an NC-controlled, electrically powered feature that trues the wheel to reestablish profile geometry on the cutting wheel. Continuous operation can be performed through combined use with the standard 60-tool capacity automatic toolchanger, maximizing throughput.
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