A shop that introduced its own product realizes the advantages of designing and machining a part under the same roof.
Technology improvements steadily expand the range of tool and die parts that justify high speed machining.
The six 30-taper machine tools in one Northeastern shop are used for more than just drilling holes and performing secondary operations. The small-footprint equipment is also used to machine parts complete from titanium and other challenging materials.
The Doosan VCF850LSR, a vertical machining center featuring a traveling column design with a tilting spindle head, is capable of machining a range of parts, using as much as five axes simultaneously.
Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
The Doosan VCF850LSR vertical machining center features a versatile traveling-column design with a tilting B-axis spindle head and a 500-mm (19.685") rotary table for machining multiple sides of a workpiece at once.
A tool like the one seen here can make it possible to machine precise cylindrical features of an otherwise odd-shaped part to a fine finish without resorting to a lathe.
Edited by: Emily Probst
Aided by Walter Titex tooling and a new higher-rpm machine tool from Fryer, Toolmasters Inc. was able to cut cycle time on a complex die set.
Video producers with no previous knowledge of CNC discover the power and possibilities of modern machine tool technology. Their example says something about where manufacturing talent might come from, and also about the importance of manufacturing as a whole.