Universal Turning Center for Complete Machining
Emco’s Hyperturn 45 universal turning center features two high-performance spindles, two tool turrets and a Y axis. Designed to handle challenging production requirements, compact dimensions and high static and dynamic rigidity enable the machine to produce medium to large quantities of precision workpieces. It is suited for general machinery and high-precision applications for the medical and jewelry industries.
With macros and canned cycles resident in the CNC on most contemporary turning centers, single point turning of OD threads can seem like almost a default process decision. However, for numerous applications, OD thread rolling has inherent advantages as an alternative to cutting threads.
Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellers proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.
While aluminum molds are commonly used to create prototypes or to serve as stopgap bridge tooling, they are starting to receive greater attention for production work. This shop’s approach to creating aluminum molds in one day to three weeks is the same for each of these situations.