The Mi8 five-axis turning and milling center from Amada Wasino is designed for the medical, aerospace and other industries that demand parts with extreme precision. The multi-function center is suited for manufacturing complex, multi-operation workpieces, such as components for electric hybrids, hydrogen engines, new-generation diesel and gas fuel injection systems.
The center integrates a tool changer and auto loader, making it ideal for the die mold industry, the company says. With the integration of a robot, it can machine small production runs of carbon and copper electrodes unattended.
The B axis has a 270-degree range of motion and delivers multi-axis functionality for increased flexibility. Other features include five-face machining in a single setup, fixed station tools for turning, a 20-station tool changer for rotary tools, an 8,000-rpm main turning spindle and a 20,000-rpm milling spindle.