Outsourcing molds to make a new boat would’ve been expensive and slow, so Hudson Boat Works acquired a Datron MLCube VMC capable of machining large molds in house to slash time from its projected product launch.
Chiron is introducing its vertical twin-spindle five-axis machining center, the DZ08 FX Precision+.
The move is part of an effort to “localize” the platform to meet the specific linguistic, market and measuring system differences between the various countries in which its users are based.
Outsourcing molds to make a new boat would’ve been expensive and slow, so Hudson Boat Works acquired a Datron MLCube VMC capable of machining large molds in house to get its new product to market three years ahead of schedule.
Spending plans offer a clue to the new way shops plan to expand their output.
Milltronics USA is introducing the VK4II CNC knee mill.
Koma Precision Inc.’s RBS fourth-axis rotary table series is suitable for single-axis VMCs and was built using a ball drive system featuring zero backlash, improved cycle times, energy conservation and a lifetime adjustment-free transmission system.
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.
Doosan Machine Tools America’s DMP 500/2SP vertical machining center is equipped with two spindles and two automatic-tool-change (ATC) systems and is designed for production job shops and high volume parts manufacturers.