Dual-Spindle Machining Center Includes Automation Features
Eastec 2019: On display will be Emag’s VL 3 Duo, a multi-spindle machine for the high-production manufacturing of chucked parts up to 6 inches in diameter.
On display will be Emag’s VL 3 Duo, a multi-spindle machine for the high-production manufacturing of chucked parts up to 6 inches in diameter. It is equipped with two separate machining areas, which shortens cycle and setup times.
The machine integrates all of the most recent of Emag’s machine developments, including self-loading spindle, the TrackMotion automation system and modular machine design. The TransLift system is responsible for the complete transport of parts, taking care of loading and unloading as well as part change between operations. With these features, the VL 3 Duo is said to be ideal for high production while maintaining a minimum footprint.
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.
You know how to machine metals, but what about plastic machining? More specifically, glass-fiber-reinforced plastic? This machine shop has it figured out.
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.