Five-Axis VMC Processes Complex Parts in Aluminum, Die-Cast, Titanium


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Makino’s DA300 full five-axis vertical machining center is said to provide the speed, precision and flexibility necessary for complex part applications. Single-setup machining, multi-side accessibility and full-contouring capability enables quick and efficient work on a variety of complex production part applications common to industrial hydraulic and pneumatics elements; optical, electrical and semiconductor components; medical and dental products; die-cast parts; automotive components; and aerospace parts.

The integral 340 × 300-mm worktable accommodates workpiece sizes ranging to 450 mm in diameter and 400 mm tall, and weighing as much as 250 kg. The machine provides X-, Y- and Z-axis travels measuring 450 × 620 × 500 mm with feed rates ranging to 60,000 mm/min. The direct-drive, motor-driven A-axis table offers 150 degrees (+30 to -120) of tilt capability at 100 rpm.

The DA300 comes equipped with a 20,000-rpm, HSK-A63 spindle, delivering the speed and flexibility to tackle high-speed, productive machining of various workpiece materials including aluminum, die-cast, steel and titanium. According to the company, acceleration and deceleration to and from full speed can be accomplished in 1.5 sec., reducing chip-to-chip times. Additionally, the machine’s standard configuration includes a 60-position ring-type tool magazine with capacity for a variety of tooling as well as a Vision BTS to verify the integrity of the tooling prior to use.

The machine’s Professional 6 (Pro6) control moves operators through machine setup, with features designed to enhance safety and dynamic control in addition to reducing cycle times.


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