DMC America will introduce its FM 50V vertical machining center at the show, intended to meet the need for a fast, functional machine with high-speed processing controls. The machine supports production machining with multiple workpiece positions or cases in which the tooling process requires the speed of linear ways, but the rigidity of boxed ways. Using the 40-taper Big Plus system, a 25-hp direct-drive spindle provides 15,000 rpm in the Y and Z axes. The VMC offers a rapid traverse rate of 60 m/min. The chip conveyor, triple light stack and wash-down flood coolant with 1,000-psi delivery ease machining. Additional features include lubricated ballscrews, roller guides, dual chip augers and fourth-axis capability. The VMC is suitable for use in the automotive, tool die/mold, aerospace and medical industries, or applications requiring high-volume production, high-speed machining, tight surface finishes or fast cycle times.