Makino’s five-axis A500Z features a fully-integrated “Z-type” fifth axis to accommodate complex part geometry challenges in fewer workholding setups and machining operations.
Vertical machining centers with rotary tables helped this Indiana job shop set itself apart, but specific machine features and additional equipment have helped it use them more efficiently to grow its business.
With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: At IMTS 2018, Takumi USA displays its series of five-axis machining centers, which includes the U600 model and the U800 model.
While the baby-boom generation inexorably falls apart, bone screws, plates, rods, artificial joints and less-invasive surgical fixes indicate a bright future for manufacturers of the parts needed to help keep “Humpty” together. The trick for medical-part makers is keeping up with the evolving technology needed to meet industry demands.
Mazak Corp.’s VC-500A/5X AM HWD multitasking machine reduces lead times and part costs, increases machining accuracy and part quality, and improves productivity, according to the company.
IMTS 2018: Okuma America Corp.’s MU-8000V Laser EX multitasking machine combines five-axis machining with a Trumpf laser.
Ellison will import five-axis multi-process machines in the Z series of moving column machining centers and the T series of universal machines.