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Makino’s F5-5XR VMC combines high-performance hard milling with multi-axis capability for increased accuracy, speed, flexibility and productivity. Based on the F5, the F5-5XR is suited for machining complex, 3D parts for die/mold, aerospace and medical applications.
With a maximum payload of 1,432 lbs., the worktable accommodates part sizes measuring 39.4" × 19.7" × 17.7". The machine’s X-, Y- and Z-axis travels extend to 35.4", 19.7" and 17.7", respectively. Its 20,000-rpm spindle incorporates core-cooling, under-race and jacket spindle temperature control for precision machining of fine details. The machine’s rotary table design provides fast and repeatable five-axis positioning, the company says. The VMC includes user-friendly Professional 5 control and Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.4) software for high-feed, tight-tolerance machining.
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