YCM Americas offers the NTV158B, a high-efficiency, T-base VMC for die and mold applications. The Z-axis, dual-drive system features roller-type guideways on all axes to enable rapid feed rates. X-, Y- and Z-axis travel measures 60.2" × 30" × 27.6", respectively, with rapid feed rates of 1,181 × 1,181 × 945 ipm. A 15,000-rpm spindle is available with optional 40-hp maximum spindle power.
Editor PickNew Workholding Setup, Machining Orientation Enable Lights-Out Production
For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.