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Makino’s V22 VMC is designed to eliminate vibration, rotational deflection and thermal distortion to ensure precision, accuracy, reliability and stability. Designed to machine complex materials, including ceramics, intricate cores and cavities, the VMC offers a standard 11.3-hp continuous, 40,000-rpm spindle that is complemented by the company’s core-cooling and under-race lubrication system. With integrally casted slideways and no overhangs, the machine’s construction provides rigidity and damping characteristics. The rapid traverse enables fast cutting feeds to reduce out-of-cut time and increasing metal removal rates, the company says.
The machine’s table measures 17.7" × 13.8", and X, Y and Z axes measure 12.6" × 11" × 118.8", respectively. The machining area is ideal for small workpieces, and the compact footprint wastes no floor space, the company says. The machine can accommodate workpieces as large as 17.7" × 18.7" × 7.9".
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