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.
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.
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.
The force that holds the toolholder in the machining center's spindle can weaken over time. If you haven't checked drawbar force in a while, this may be the weak link in your process.