FIVE-AXIS

New Machining Centers Improve Moldmaking Workflow

Westminster Tool has shifted the workflow in its moldmaking department to incorporate high-speed five-axis and, as a result, cut lead times and reduce the need for wire EDM. 
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Practical Approaches to Automating Five-Axis Machines

There are many approaches to automation in five-axis machining, and whether a shop uses robots or pallet changers, the benefits are often easier to realize than many believe.

Methods Moves Chicago Technical Center to Gilberts

Methods Machine Tools has moved its Chicago Technical Center from Elgin, Illinois, to Gilberts, Illinois, saying the new facility will speed up repair and installation times.

High-End Watchmaker Eliminates Offshoring with Five-Axis Machining Center

Instead of shipping small components from overseas, a watchmaker was able to accommodate increased demand by purchasing a used five-axis machining center.
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Kitamura Signs Distributor Partnership with Next Industries

Kitamura has named Next Industries the exclusive distributor for its machining centers, accessories, spare parts and software in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.

Five-Axis Grob G550T Tightens Cycle Times and Accuracies

The five-axis Grob G550T not only cuts cycle times and tooling costs for aluminum aerospace applications, but provides exacting accuracy for titanium and Inconel applications.

Practical Approaches to Automating Five-Axis Machines

There are many approaches to automation in five-axis machining, and whether a shop uses robots or pallet changers, the benefits are often easier to realize than many believe.

Ingersoll and Bell 3D Print 22-Foot-Long Rotor Blade Mold

Ingersoll and Bell have completed a 22-foot-long main rotor blade mold through a combination of 3D printing and five-axis machining, saving months compared to traditional processes.

Sodick Proprietary Linear Drives Maximize Machine Accuracy

Sodick’s K4HL CNC small hole drilling machine and AL G series die-sinker EDMs feature the company’s proprietary rigid linear motor drives for increased accuracy.

Starrag Bumotec Enables Single Set-Up Medical Manufacturing

Starrag’s Bumotec s181 and s191 machining centers have given Shanghai Medical Instruments the manufacturing flexibility and speed to maintain a 50% market share in China for medical instruments.

Matsuura Five-Axis Machines Give Shop Unattended Capacity

Matsuura five-axis machines drastically increased Flying S’ process reliability in making complex aerospace parts, in one example leading to over 90% first part integrity on first machining attempts.
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Doosan Releases Single-Table DHF 8000 Variant

Doosan has released a single-table variant on its DHF 8000 five-axis horizontal machining center, including turning functionality for maximum versatility.

Starrag Heckert Centers Simplify Agricultural Manufacturing

Starrag says its Heckert machining centers offer substantial efficiency and versatility benefits for the difficult task of machining agricultural components.

Chiron's Five-Axis DZ 22 Meant For High Speeds and Precision

Chiron’s new DZ 22 precision machining center features twin spindles and a moving gantry design to rapidly and precisely machine various large, complex parts.
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GF Machining Expands Direct Support Areas

GF Machining has announced that it will transition to direct sales and support, starting Jan. 1 for several states across the U.S.

FANUC and CNC Software Introduce Five-Axis Postprocessor

FANUC and CNC Software have launched a Mastercam postprocessor optimized for five-axis simultaneous contouring accuracy on FANUC CNC machines.

CHIRON Series 22 Machining Centers Emphasize Modularity

CHIRON’s Series 22 machining centers come in both four- and five-axis varieties, with modular solutions for a wide variety of high-precision tasks.

Niigata Engineers HN80E-5X for Maximum Rigidity

Niigata’s HN80E-5X Five-Axis Horizontal Machining Center features a heavy-duty construction that improves rigidity and part accuracy.

Kitamura's Five-Axis Machining Center Promotes Accuracy

Kitamura’s Mytrunnion-5G five-axis vertical machining center is designed for maximum accuracy in and capability for complex five-axis machining.

Mazak Showcases Production Line with Virtual Campus Tour

Mazak Corporation has launched a 360-degree virtual tour allowing manufacturers to examine its production line and facilities from anywhere in the world.

Expand Machinery's GenMill 5X-12 Eliminates Multiple Setups

Expand Machinery’s GenMill 5X-12 five-axis simultaneous milling machine centers rigidity and accuracy in its construction, while its powerful CNC enables simultaneous machining.

Onsrud's Hybrid Mills Streamline Large Metal Manufacturing

C.R. Onsrud’s five-axis Hybrid Mill machining centers helped Aerospace Fabrications streamline its products’ machine times by as much as 40%.
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