3/23/2020 | 1 MINUTE READ

GF Machining Solutions' Mikron HSM 200U LP Designed for Small Medical Shops

Originally titled 'Machining Center Mills Small Medical Parts'
Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The HSM 200U LP machining center from GF Machining Solutions is available in three- and five-axis versions bringing speed, efficiency and precision to the machining of small medical components.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

 

GF Machining Solutions HSM 200U LP

 

The HSM 200U LP machining center from GF Machining Solutions is available in three- and five-axis (full simultaneous) versions for machining small, complex medical components such as stainless steel denture bars and orthopedic implants. Its compact size allows the machine to fit into facilities such as dental labs and other shops where floor space is at a premium, the company says.

The machine is said to generate part surface finishes as fine as 0.05 µm Ra thanks to linear motor technology in its main machine axes and direct-drive motors for the B and C axes. The 50,000-rpm, 11.4-hp Step-Tec spindle also contributes to precise part details and smooth surface finishes, according to the company.

 

Paired with optional Mikron pallet magazines with System 3R and Erowa interfaces, the HSM 200U LP can provide unattended 24/7 machining for increasing the output of existing workforces. 

A Heidenhain iTNC 530 control system and smart machining modules provide advanced machine monitoring. The system automatically checks and evaluates tools and workpieces, inspects tools for breakage, and performs measurements of the workpiece. The smart machine modules automatically monitor spindle vibration, calibrate machine geometry and transmit process status messages to an operator’s cell phone.

To avoid inconsistent loading of small tools and 3D geometry errors caused by inaccurately measuring those tools, the HSM 200U LP features Intelligent Tool Measurement (ITM). ITM records the complete tool tip up to a diameter of 0.47" on image sensors. Special software cleans and measures the recorded tool geometry for repeatability in the micron range.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Advancing Manufacturing, Tomorrow and Today

    A drilling solution improves the production of a component that is critical for correcting spinal disorders. Meanwhile, an apprenticeship program ensures that improvements like this one can continue into the future.

  • A Big-Picture View of Micromachining

     Matrix Tooling makes injection molds for components that have features you cannot see.

  • Making it in Medical

    Here are the challenges that modern medical machine shops face and how they have helped shape this shop in particular.