Turns out it is a process that enables a five-axis machine to finish turbine blades after milling. Watch the video.
Another type of tool engages comparatively more of the work to facilitate larger stepovers for improved efficiency and surface finish in five-axis finishing operations.
This short, simple video demonstrates one way to maximize spindle up-time using a pallet-changing VMC.
Equipment most of us associate with metalworking is used in this famous guitar maker’s production woodworking application.
Music-industry manufacturer DW Drums discusses in-house production, machining of its new pedal design and working with extruded parts.
For multi-axis machining, a good workholding fixture gets the part away from the worktable surface, yet holds the part securely for aggressive machining. This video shows a dovetail pedestal doing this job in a 3+2 application.
This clamping system is an automated steady rest with measuring capability that stabilizes the five-axis machining process of very long turbine blades.
This alternative to grinding, polishing and shot peening enables turbine blades to be machined and finished on one five-axis machine in one setup.
Watch a vertical machining center with linear motors on the X and Y axes machine 25-mm-long pins with 0.5-mm diameters.
As demonstrated at this Cincinnati-area shop, machines that both mill and turn shine brightest when workpieces are massive.