• MMS Youtube
  • MMS Facebook
  • MMS Linkedin
  • MMS Twitter
1/17/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Ultrasonic Machining Center Performs Efficient Glass, Ceramic Work

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The OptiSonic-series ultrasonic machining centers from OptiPro Systems are designed to help companies achieve high efficiency with glass and ceramics like sapphire and silicon carbide.

Related Suppliers

The OptiSonic-series ultrasonic machining centers from OptiPro Systems are designed to help companies achieve high efficiency with glass and ceramics like sapphire and silicon carbide. The company’s IntelliSonic software keeps the oscillation of the cutting tool at an optimal level to ensure high machining efficiency. The operator selects the type of tool that will be used for the job, and the software analyzes the tool to determine the ideal oscillating frequency. Once the ideal frequency is determined and the cycle starts, IntelliSonic automatically adjusts the frequency based on changing machining conditions in order to maintain the ideal tool oscillation.

OptiSonic’s ultrasonic machining technology is said to significantly reduce the amount of force on the workpiece during machining, allowing operators to increase processing speeds and cutting feed rates for shorter cycle times. Reduced force on the part also means less force on the tool, resulting in less tool wear and longer tool life.

The OptiSonic series has machines in four sizes, with X-axis travels ranging from 500 to 1,200 mm. The machines are built on heavy cast iron bases to provide vibration damping, and specialized spindles promote machine reliability. The three-axis configuration performs operations such as lightweighting, pocketing, core drilling, small-hole manufacturing, rastering and deep drilling. Four- and five-axis versions can generate complex geometries. 

Hand holding a crystal ball

We’d rather send you $15 than rely on our crystal ball…

It’s Capital Spending Survey season and the manufacturing industry is counting on you to participate! Odds are that you received our 5-minute Metalworking survey from Modern Machine Shop in your mail or email. Fill it out and we’ll email you $15 to exchange for your choice of gift card or charitable donation. Are you in the U.S. and not sure you received the survey? Contact us to access it.

Help us inform the industry and everybody benefits.

RELATED CONTENT

  • What it Takes to Tackle Tungsten

    When this aerospace job shop settled on machining tungsten alloys and other heavy metals as its specialty, it had to have a machine tool, cutting tools, workholding and process know-how to succeed.

  • Drilling Deep Holes On A VMC

    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.

  • The Challenges of Machining Glass-Filled Plastics

    Plastics reinforced with glass present more machining variables to manage than conventional metals. This shop has developed a process to overcome those challenges and has become more adroit at short-run work along the way.

Resources