Large-Part Machining

Large-Part Machining is here defined as the challenge of machining any part that is too heavy or bulky for a single human being to move the part to another location quickly, or too large to fit within the work zone of the most commonly available CNC machine tools. Parts such as these could apply to almost any industry, though aircraft, construction, power generation, and oil drilling are ready examples of industries that commonly have a need for very large machined parts. In large-part machining, much of the challenge has to do with performing as much of the work as possible in a single setup. Five-axis or 3+2 machining is often required to let a machining center reach many of the features of the part in a single setup.

Toyoda LB63324M vertical bridge mill
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A Vertical Bridge Mill Provides Big Opportunities

Seeing your company as a boring-mill shop is a problem when only 20 percent of your jobs are actually boring-mill related. It’s also a problem to have the space and potential to produce large parts when you only win 6 to 14 percent of the large-part jobs you quote.

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What’s Behind Door Number Three?

While most shops are producing shorter aerospace parts on five-axis machines or larger parts on gantry-type equipment, this shop found its niche somewhere in the middle thanks to an advanced profiling machining system from Mazak.
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