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This shop has developed various time-saving tool components by creating them internally, including one tooling solution now being used by other shops as well.
A small shop committed to labor-saving automation added a nine-axis turning center to machine mountain bike stems. The value of this complex machine is that it delivers a simple process. The learning curve was worth it, the owners say.
Different levels of multitasking machine tools address different types of parts.
New Mazak Integrex capable of additive manufacturing includes heads for both high speed and high precision metal deposition. “Natural extension of multitasking,” the company says.
Mazak Corporation’s Integrex i-400AM (additive manufacturing) hybrid multitasking machine reduces part cycle times while providing high efficiency done-in-one processing.
One of the biggest challenges to tool monitoring on a multitasking machine is coping with simultaneous cutting operations. Caron Engineering (Wells, Maine) designed a system to meet this challenge.
This article looks at part processing and CNC programming considerations for vertical multitasking applications.
Edited by Jedd Cole
Available from Starrag, Bumotec SA’s S-191 Linear series of CNC turning/milling centers uses linear motors to ensure maximum precision and reliable repeat accuracy when processing gold, silver or platinum for producing parts such as watch components, medical implants and instruments.