Six-Axis Machining Improves Efficiency, Precision
IMTS 2018: Pratic enables its gantry machining center to perform six-axis processing by connecting an angle head to a five-axis head.
Connecting an angle head to a five-axis head enables Pratic’s gantry machining center to perform six-axis processing.
The technology is suitable for a range of applications in the aerospace, military, scientific research and medical industries. It can be applied to surface processing of complex spaces, including propellers, impellers, generator rotors, steam turbine rotors and more.
Many job shops start in a garage with a used mill and a manual lathe. The owners of this Utah job shop took a different tack. Along the way to a very successful business, they've debunked a bunch of myths commonly held about job shops.
Hand-scraping the mating surfaces of a CNC machine tool’s motion system offers myriad advantages.
A manufacturer that is distinctive for its attention to in-cycle machining productivity describes its efforts to obtain efficiency improvements outside of the machining cycle. The shop’s primary tool is a simple, daily, graphical recap that illustrates when each machine tool was and was not making parts.