VMC Series Features Belt-Type Spindle
DMC Machine Tools’ DM V series of vertical machining centers includes the DM 42V, 42VL, 50V, 52VL, 65V and 65VL, which are said to provide increased reliability for heavy-duty operations on larger workpieces.
DMC Machine Tools’ DM V series of vertical machining centers includes the DM 42V, 42VL, 50V, 52VL, 65V and 65VL, which are said to provide increased reliability for heavy-duty operations on larger workpieces. The high-precision VMCs feature a belt-type spindle with speeds ranging to 8,000 rpm, and a 12,000-rpm spindle is available as an option.
An automatic toolchanger holds 24 to 40 tools, depending on the model, and achieves tool-to-tool change time of 1.3 sec. Pallets accommodate loads ranging from 661 to 2,866 lbs, depending on the model. Rapid traverse rates in the X, Y and Z axes are 1,890 × 1,890 × 1,417 ipm in the DM 42V model and 1,417 × 1,417 × 1,181 ipm in the other models. Travels range from 24.41" × 16.54" × 20.08" to 59.06" × 25.59" × 14.80".
The VMCs feature a rigid bed with low center of gravity and a wide-column design. Colum width measures 41.73" and the spindle height from end is 42.52". A right- or left-type spiral chip conveyor is standard, but a front-facing spiral chip conveyor is also available as an option. A coolant shower clears chips from the splashguard. The VMCs also are equipped with a screw conveyor, coolant and lubrication systems, a 10.4" TFT LCD color monitor, and a FANUC 0i-MD CNC.
You know how to machine metals, but what about plastic machining? More specifically, glass-fiber-reinforced plastic? This machine shop has it figured out.
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.
Old-world craftsmanship combines with precision machining on a vertical machining center and Swiss-type lathe to produce some of the only U.S.-made mechanical wristwatch movements.