Instead of running at a consistent speed, a CNC parameter enables the lathe’s spindle speed to automatically cycle up and down through a range. The process, therefore, spends only an instant at any problematic speed.
As demonstrated at this Cincinnati-area shop, machines that both mill and turn shine brightest when workpieces are massive.
See how Emag's vertical turning center reduces "nebenzeit."
Straitline Components recently automated the production of its newest product using a machine that is arguably the most versatile in the shop so far—a Doosan nine-axis multitasking turning center.
The rotating milling head is a defining feature on a turn-mill machine designed for efficient production of complex parts in low volumes.
A robot reaching into a lathe measures along the entire part length in seconds, determining whether additional machining is needed.
Feature-to-feature accuracy for diesel camshaft segments is possible thanks to in-process probing.
This five-axis, two-spindle machining center shows how multitasking machines can be used for production applications.
Part probing isn’t performed as often on turn-mills as it is on conventional machine tools. It does offer advantages for multitasking machines, though. Includes video.
Video shows a multitasking machine milling a turbine blade in a cycle that few machining centers could replicate.