Fives Giddings & Lewis
Fives Giddings & Lewis
142 Doty Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 US
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Integrated Contouring Head for Boring Mills and HMCs
Mag offers an integrated contouring head for horizontal boring mills in 1,250 and 1,600 mm (49.1" and 63") table/pallet sizes and live-spindle horizontal machining centers in 800 to 1,600 mm (31.5" to 63") pallet size.
A Preview of Houstex 2013
This slideshow provides a sneak peek at some of the technologies that will be on display at Houstex 2013.
High-Performance Coolant Formulated for Fracking Pump Parts
Mag’s Cyclo Cool 4000 and 4100 metalworking fluids are formulated for machining stainless and heat-treated steels used in forgings for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) pump parts and similar equipment for the oil and gas industry.
90 Cubic Inches Per Minute in Titanium
Mag says its XTi super profiler is designed to remove metal at impressive rates. Its first two machines are are being used for aerospace applications.
Software Suite for Manufacturing Data Reporting
The Freedom eWare software suite from Mag is a manufacturing data reporting platform designed to provide feedback on availability, performance and quality from any industrial asset on the plant floor.
High-Torque Spindle for Hard Materials
Mag’s new high-torque T-Rex spindle, available on the company’s four-axis HMC 1250/1600 machines, can deliver up to 2600 Nm (1,918 foot-pounds) of torque.
Cryogenic Machine Features Extended Reach
Mag’s new six-axis FTR AutoDrill combines a rigid boring mill chassis and an extended-reach ram with a powerful gimbal head for precise milling and drilling.
T-Rex HMC Spindle Designed for Hard Metal Machining
Mag’s high-torque T-Rex spindle is available on four-axis 1250/1600 HMCs.
Larger Equipment Helps Expand Vision
The largest vertical-capacity Carl Zeiss CMM in the Western hemisphere and four large boring mills from MAG Giddings & Lewis prove critical to machining massive wind turbine components at Three-M Tool and Machine.
Minimizing Turnaround Times for Big Parts
The key to success (and the primary challenge) for any job shop is minimizing turnaround time for non-repeating work. This Indiana shop shares some of its strategies for reducing lead times for the various large-scale jobs it encounters.
Big Machining for a Big Gear
Here’s an example in which MAG demonstrates it knows how to use machine tools as well as build them.
End Mills Remove Titanium at High Rates
MAG’s CYCLO CUT Max-Flute end mills machine internal structures in titanium, Inconel and stainless steel components with removal rates ranging to 8"/3 min. with 25 foot-pounds of torque and 9 hp.
Long-Lasting Insert Turns Around Tough Inconel Job
By changing to a hex-shaped turning insert with a 45-degree lead angle, this shop saved thousands of dollars on a difficult Inconel turning application.
Shrink-Fit Toolholder Keeps Mills in Place During Hard Cutting
MAG’s Cyclo Lock shrink-fit tool holders are designed to prevent end mills from pulling out during heavy cuts in titanium, Inconel and other hard metals used in production of high-value parts for the aerospace and heavy equipment industries.
How is Large-Part Machining Different?
A shop serving the wind-power industry illustrates some of the challenges particular to machining massive workpieces.
The Big Niche
Expertise and the right equipment for machining large components for oilfield and other industries enable this shop to succeed despite fluctuating economic conditions.
Big HMC Offers A-Axis Tilt Spindle
MAG’s HMC 1250 series is now offered with a 180,000-position, A-axis tilt spindle to allow five-axis machining of large parts for aerospace, energy and other heavy industries. The 6,000-rpm, 61.
The process seen here uses trochoidal tool paths and cryogenic cooling
East Texas Machine Works focuses on large-scale work. Here’s a video showing impressive boring operations on a marine component.