Turning Center Marketed to Precision Racing Industry
Mazak’s Quick Turn 200 is a two-axis turning center designed to efficiently process a range of part sizes and deliver high speed, performance and precision.
Mazak’s Quick Turn 200 is a two-axis turning center designed to efficiently process a range of part sizes and deliver high speed, performance and precision. It performs at this level with a standard through-hole chuck package. The system can utilize automation for unmanned operation.
The machine was recently marketed for the prototyping and production of components for race cars, trucks, dirt bikes, dragsters, boats and other high-performance vehicles.
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 right choices in tooling and technique can optimize the thread turning process.
The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.