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.
Chevalier’s range of FVM double-column vertical machining centers features oversized columns; wide boxway spacing on a slanted Y axis; and a close, symmetrical Z-axis design for a rigid, stable structure.
Willemin-Macodel’s 701S three-axis micromachining center offers a compact footprint measuring 1 m2 and reduced energy consumption for toolmaking, watchmaking and micromold applications.
The NXV 1020AM vertical machining center from YCM Americas is designed for die and mold machining applications.
Designed for moldmaking applications, the SF and NF series Vision Wide bridge machining centers available from CNC Systems both offer fully automatic five-face machining.
Fives Cincinnati’s modular Precision Mill/Trim (PMT) five-axis gantry machine tool is designed for high-speed multiprocessing of large nonferrous components such as composite structures, aluminum skins, molds and patterns.