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Machine Control Technologies’ MCT5000 five-axis CNC universal tool and cutter grinder is a flexible seven-axis machine with five-axis CNC control for standard and special form tool and insert manufacturing. It is also suited for regrinding high speed steel, carbide and PCD.
The machine’s tool grind capacity ranges from 1/64" to 1 1/8", with built-in macro programs for round and tool inserts. Other features include conversational and macro programming; workhead with 5C air collet closer; 0.0001" control resolution; a built-in, 30-gallon, 1/2-hp coolant system; and more. The fully automatic machine can also be equipped with an optional A MCT production auto-loader and 3D automatic probe.
When Grinding Is Like Turning
This shop leverages a high-speed peel-grinding process that resembles turning to effectively grind challenging materials such as carbide. Inherently low grinding forces mean high material-removal rates are possible.