USC-M Machining Centers Streamline Mold Production

Originally titled 'Machining Centers Streamline Mold Production'

Unisig’s USC-M series of seven-axis deep-hole drilling and machining centers allow manufacturers to process large and small parts with four-sided machining capability in a single setup.

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Unisig’s USC-M series machines combine deep-hole drilling and milling capabilities to allow mold shops to reduce setup time, increase accuracy and eliminate mold design restrictions associated with traditional machining centers. The USC-M series of seven-axis deep-hole drilling and machining centers is said to improve productivity and efficiency in mold production. These machines allow manufacturers to process large and small parts with four-sided machining capability in a single setup.

The series machines utilize two independent spindles: one for gundrilling and BTA drilling and a second CAT 50 machining spindle. When this additional capability is combined with a rotary workpiece table and programmable headstock inclination, deep-hole drilling and all standard high-performance machining capabilities are available within the working envelope of the system.

The seven axes of control on the machines utilize the B, A, X, Y and Z axes for five-axis machining operations, the W axis for the combined gundrilling and BTA deep-hole drilling spindle and the U axis for machining.