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VMC Tackles Tough Materials, Complex Forms

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IMTS 2018: The Mikron Mill P 500 U VMC from GF Machining Solutions offers powerful material removal capabilities, high stiffness, precision and good part surface finish.


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The Mikron Mill P 500 U VMC from GF Machining Solutions is designed for powerful material removal, high stiffness, exacting precision and quality surface finish. The machine is said to be particularly useful for complex forms and tough materials in industries including automotive, aerospace, medical, electrical, mold and die, and information and communications technology.

Also on display is the company’s Liechti go-Mill 350 five-axis machining center, which provides the precision needed for aerospace blade and blisk applications.


  • When Spindle Speed is a Constraint

    Though it won’t replace high speed machining, Boeing sees “low speed machining” as a viable supplement to higher-rpm machines. Using new tools and techniques, a shop’s lower-rpm machining centers can realize much more of their potential productivity in milling aluminum aircraft parts.

  • Maximum Aluminum

    Speed changes the rules. To maximize metal removal rate with a high speed spindle, follow some fundamental tooling considerations and mill at just the right rpm.

  • Composites Machining for the F-35

    Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some of the cost. Here is a look at a high-value, highly engineered machining process for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.