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A mold manufacturer that specializes in precision, thin-walled container molds chose an integrated approach to establishing an effective five-axis “3 + 2” machining process.
Continuously checking the condition of cutting tools and responding appropriately to wear or other changes is especially critical on machines designed to complete parts in a single setup or run several operation simultaneously.
A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s experience so far.
YMT will showcase two FMC systems from Quaser designed for lights-out automation.
Former president Brian Papke will now serve as chairman.
Different tools and machining strategies have driven this shop to seek new efficiencies beyond its most demanding work and most capable machining center.
Chiron America’s five-axis FZ08MT Precision+ machining center is said to enable complex, five-axis parts to be machined in a single setup from bar stock without the need for additional finishing.
Hardinge will display the new Bridgeport XT 630 VMC, a five-axis machining center that is fully-digital and is designed for use in the aerospace, die/mold, medical and automotive industries.