Niigata Opens North American Headquarters
The new Illinois facility will provide horizontal machining centers and parts, along with service, applications engineering and technical support.
Niigata has opened North American headquarters for Niigata Machine Techno USA in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The company says the expansion reinforces its commitment to the U.S. market, which it entered in 1980.
The centrally located headquarters is intended to support North American manufacturing with a full line of horizontal machining centers and parts. The new facility also provides service, applications engineering and technical support.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Niigata Machine Techno in Niigata City, Japan, the U.S. location is the exclusive North American distributor of the company’s product line.
The range of models includes heavy-duty boxway, roller guide, and hybrid (boxway and roller guide) machines, with work envelopes reaching 1,600 mm. For versatile machining, the company also offers a line of facing centers and bar machines.
Years of trial and error combined with the appropriate machining technology allow this company to produce custom parts made of alumina, zirconia, boron nitride and other advanced ceramic materials. One example of key machining technology is a five-axis machining center used exclusively to produce the complex, tightly toleranced geometry that fire-hardened workpieces require.
The recipe for best results is simple: Start with a rigid machine, add a high pressure through-the-spindle coolant system, then combine these with the right drill geometry plus the right speeds and feeds.
Cryogenic machining achieves dramatic tool life gains not by flooding the cut, but by refrigerating the tool.