Milling Machines Target Multiple Sectors
IMTS 2018: YCM offers various multi-axis and multi-pallet machines as well as the accompanying automation.
YCM offers various multi-axis and multi-pallet machines well as the accompanying automation.
For large-part automotive industry production, the company offers the double-column, multi-face HDC3018B-AHC. Features include a reinforced body structure and an octagonal milling head designed to provide reliability. The machine’s table measures 118" × 59.1". Its XYZ-axis travels measure 126" × 88.6" × 30", and load capacity is 22,046 lbs.
The NFP500A-5AX double-column VMC offers spindle speeds ranging to 24,000 rpm and a 1,969-ipm feed rate. Precision and rigidity are said to make the machine particularly useful for medical, aerospace, and mold and die applications. The table mesaures 19.7" in diameter, and XYZ-axis travels are 27.6" × 39.4" × 19.7". The NFX-380A five-axis VMC has a robotic arm system for automation capabilities.
The NXV560T Ultrasound VMC is designed for delicate jobs in medical, semiconductor, micro-machining, ceramic- and glass-machining, and aerospace applications. It features a 30,000-rpm spindle, XYZ-axis travels measuring 22.1" × 16.1" × 17.7", a 27.6" × 16.5" table and a 1,890-ipm feed rate.
he NXV1680B VMC extended travels for larger partshe NSV106A VMC 15,000-rpm, 40-horsepower spindle challenging jobshe NH-500A HMC a six-pallet automatic pallet changer for increased production output. The company will also showcase technology and products focusing on teh Industry-4.0 “Smart factory” concept.
Though it won’t replace high speed machining, Boeing sees “low speed machining” as a viable supplement to higher-rpm machines. Using new tools and techniques, a shop’s lower-rpm machining centers can realize much more of their potential productivity in milling aluminum aircraft parts.
Hand-scraping the mating surfaces of a CNC machine tool’s motion system offers myriad advantages.
The recipe for best results is simple: Start with a rigid machine, add a high pressure through-the-spindle coolant system, then combine these with the right drill geometry plus the right speeds and feeds.