5 AXIS

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Five-Axis HMC Accommodates Complex Geometries, Decreases Setups

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.

VMCs

Shop Works to get the Most Out of Its Five-Axis Capabilities

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.

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Five-Axis Line Targets Die/Mold, Aerospace

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.

Medical Grows as Its End Market Slows

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.

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Six-Axis Machining Improves Efficiency, Precision

IMTS 2018: Pratic enables its gantry machining center to perform six-axis processing by connecting an angle head to a five-axis head. 

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Five-Axis Hybrid Machine Applies Hot Wire AM Technique

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.

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Machining Center Combines 5 Axis Milling with Laser AM

IMTS 2018: Okuma America Corp.’s MU-8000V Laser EX multitasking machine combines five-axis machining with a Trumpf laser.

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5 Axis VMCs Run Lights-Out

IMTS 2018: Doosan Machine Tools’ DVF series of compact 5 axis machining centers is designed to cut diverse and complex shapes.

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Rigid Milling Machines Occupy Small Footprint

IMTS 2018: The MCC series of milling machines from Burkhardt+Weber offer cutting performance along with a small footprint, according to the company.

NEWS

Ibarmia Nominates Ellison Technologies as U.S. Importer

Ellison will import five-axis multi-process machines in the Z series of moving column machining centers and the T series of universal machines.