WFL Millturn Technologies, Inc. - USA
48152 West Road
Wixom , MI 48393 US
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December 2018 Product Spotlight: Turning
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on turning machines and tooling.
WFL Millturn Technologies Acquires Frai Elektromaschinenbau
Frai, founded in 1984 and focusing on automation solutions in the machine tool industry, will be 100-percent owned by WFL.
Millturn's Milling Spindle Suits Heavy Cutting Applications
IMTS 2018: WFL Millturn Technology’s M120 MillTurn machining center accommodates machining lengths ranging from 78" to 315" and a swing ranging to 48".
Producing Big Parts from Small Blanks Through Laser Cladding
The integration of laser-based additive manufacturing with WFL mill-turn machines is enabling the production of large parts in a single setup.
Complete Machining of Large Aerospace Parts
Machine Specialties Inc. needed to produce large parts with a constantly increasing degree of complexity. The M120 Millturn from WFL enables the shop to process large components in only one clamping.
Turn-Mill Machining Tech Improves Industrial Motor Performance
By replacing a welding process to create rotor cooling channels with multitasking machining from a solid forging, Siemens Norwood has realized improved induction motor vibration qualities and much faster overall rotor production times.
Turning Center Handles 4,500-mm Shafts Requiring Longitudinal Bores
WFL has redesigned its M40 Millturn for turning parts ranging to 520 mm in diameter, featuring an optional 4,500-mm center distance to enable efficient machining of longer, thinner shaft-type parts that require deep, longitudinal bores.
See Big Millturns Machining in Michigan
The new Autania “Tec Center” in Wixom enables shops to see and test large multitasking machines from Austria-based WFL, as well as grinding and spline-rolling equipment from other Autania AG member companies.
Industry 4.0 Was Big at EMO 2015
At Europe’s largest machine tool show, many exhibitors were eager to show how their products will help customers join the fourth Industrial Revolution.
Turn-Mill Capable of Additive Manufacturing
WFL Millturn Technologies will display the 4,500-mm M80 Millturn, a hybrid machine which combines turn-mill capabilities with additive manufacturing.
Turn-Mill Machine Features Counter Spindle
WFL’s M80-G Millturn features a counter spindle and is available with distances between centers measuring 2,000, 3,000, 4,500 or 6,000 mm.
Building on the Right Foundations
One of the largest vertical turning and milling centers in the country will be installed in this Cincinnati-area job shop. Although installing the foundation for this huge machine was a massive undertaking, the company is building on other “foundations” as well.
Automotive Machining in Motion
A number of videos showing innovative ways to manufacture automotive components has recently been added to MMS Online. Read about the technologies here and then click to see them in action.
Video: Turn-Mill Probes for Accurate Camshaft Machining
Feature-to-feature accuracy for diesel camshaft segments is possible thanks to in-process probing.
The Value Of Probing On Turn-Mills
Part probing isn’t performed as often on turn-mills as it is on conventional machine tools. It does offer advantages for multitasking machines, though. Includes video.
The Multi-Process Machine Mindset
Installing a machine tool that combines milling, turning, boring and other processes changed this job shop’s outlook.
U Axis Expands Internal Multitasking Machining
The promise of multitasking or complete machining continues to be realized in shops applying the technology. Driven by a need to manufacture workpieces complete in a single handling, machine tools that efficiently blend the operational capabilities of turning, milling and drilling in a single platform continue to evolve.