VMC's Dual Y-Axis Ballscrews Improve Surface Quality
IMTS 2018: Hardinge has added the Bridgeport V1320 vertical milling center to its Bridgeport V-series line.
Hardinge has added the Bridgeport V1320 vertical milling center to its Bridgeport V-series line. The machine is equipped with dual Y-axis ballscrews to improve surface quality, reduce vibration, increase acceleration, improve roundness accuracy and increase tool life.
It features a Mitsubishi M80 with a 15" screen. The control comes standard with two 32-GB SD card slots for memory expansion, USB running, a touch screen, high-accuracy modes and smooth surface software. The machine also features six linear guide trucks on the X and Z axes as well as rear chip evacuation. It is designed for machining both simple workpieces and complex parts for industries such as automotive, aerospace and medical.
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.
At IMTS 2014, you’ll see that a familiar U.S. machine tool brand is back.
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.