Makino’s a61nx-5E five-axis machine features an atypical pallet changing system that brings effective ergonomics to five-axis machining.
The maker of racing engine components produces parts that have many permutations within each product line. Here is how Jesel sets up work for cost-effective, responsive machining.
The process seen here uses trochoidal tool paths and cryogenic cooling
Machines with linear motors instead of ballscrews have increased productivity for one die maker.
A job shop owner talks about five-axis machining and feature-based programming.
This mold maker describes its use of both tilting-spindle and tilting-table five-axis machines.
Mazak offers its Orbitec 20 for manufacturers of valves and similar large components.
Through-tool liquid nitrogen turns the tool into a heat sink, extending tool life.
Video from Chiron America demonstrates the company’s Multi-Profile System, which combines a machining center with in-feed and out-feed accessories so that the compact machine can mill and drill long parts.
See a five-axis, bar-fed machining center creating a complex sample part complete from barstock.