Multi-Function Machines Turn, Drill, Mill, Hob and Grind
IMTS 2018: Famar Group's machine tools for mechanical workpiece machining are designed for versatility of use.
Famar Group offers equipment for a range of machining applications. The Ergo-model machines are built for flexibility and are capable of turning, drilling, milling, hobbing and grinding all in one machine.
The G models can perform hard-turning and grinding operations in a single clamping to reduce wheel dressing time and to enhance precision and grinding, the company says.
The compact Sub models are designed for high-production applications, using integrated automation to load and unload parts in three seconds. The BiSub model has two working areas to double production volumes or to run the complete processing of a job in two operations.
The company will also display its FM Double Spindle Horizontal machining centers.
Fast CNC processing and high-pressure coolant contribute to removing metal at dramatic rates. But what should a shop know about cutting tools in high speed machining?
With macros and canned cycles resident in the CNC on most contemporary turning centers, single point turning of OD threads can seem like almost a default process decision. However, for numerous applications, OD thread rolling has inherent advantages as an alternative to cutting threads.
Liquid coolant offers advantages unrelated to temperature. Forced air is the fluid of choice in this shop...but even so, conventional coolant can't be eliminated entirely.