Compact HMC Offers Accuracy for Small Parts
Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX250G horizontal machining center (HMC) is designed for medium- and long-run small parts that require high accuracy and productivity.
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.
Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some of the cost. Here is a look at a high-value, highly engineered machining process for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
Cryogenic machining achieves dramatic tool life gains not by flooding the cut, but by refrigerating the tool.