Machine Built for Full Five-axis Precision
IMTS 2018: Hyundia Wia’s XF 6300 five-axis machine offers a “box on box” design and direct-drive spindle.
Hyundia Wia’s XF 6300 five-axis machine employs a “box on box” design that contributes to accuracy. It is designed for full five-axis applications that require keeping the tool centerpoint in contact with the workpiece.
According to the company, a rigid machine structure facilitates accurate, consistent metal cutting. THe 41-hp, 15,000-rpm, direct-coupled spindle is driven directly by the motor. This construction simplifies drive system structure and reduces noise, vibration and heat generation. This make the machine suitable for aerospace and medical work as well as any application requiring multiple axes and stringent surface finish specifications.
Tool change time is 4.5 sec. chip-to-chip, and the tool magazine accommodates 34 tools (68 and 102 tools optional).
The machine is equipped with Hyundai Intelligent Control (i-TROL), an operating environment paired with the Siemens 840D control. The three essential operations for machining are: program check, tool measurement and coordinates system setup. Hyundai-iTrol provides all three of these operations in consecutive order to prevent error and to enable quick and easy setup. Tool and spindle monitoring can also be performed with a simple operation.
The machine also features the company’s All-In-One mold package, which provides cutting air blow, auto power off, heat distortion compensation and an automatic tool measuring device.
Finally there is an alternative to ballnose endmills for finishing 3D parts. The combination of finishing tools shaped to provide more cutting surface and a CAM system with the ability to apply them on a five-axis machining center can dramatically reduce finishing cycle times while delivering better surface finishes.
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