Citizen Cincom’s L32VIII Features All-Axis Simultaneous Control
Westec 2019: Citizen Cincom’s L32 VIII sliding head lathe is offered in three models in a modular design.
Citizen Cincom’s L32 VIII sliding-headstock lathe is offered in three models with a modular design. The L32 VIII features the all-axis Simultaneous Cincom System M70 Control (Mitsubishi Meldas 70PLC) and is equipped with a user-friendly editing function which uses multi-line, multi-axis programming along with superimposed and synchronized control. The Citizen Cincom & Miyano lathes are said to include fast setup, quick changeover and easy-to-use technology.
UNCC researchers introduce modulation into the tool path. Chip breaking was the goal, but higher metal removal rate is an intriguing secondary effect.
Turning hardened materials to grinding-like accuracies takes the right combination of part, machine and process parameters.
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.