Toolroom problem-solving yields high-production profit when a sheet metal fabricating business accepts a difficult machining contract.
IMTS Spark: The Takumi H10 double-column machining center features a 15,000-rpm inline spindle with a Big Plus Cat 40 taper.
IMTS Spark: The TRM3016 from Milltronics is a toolroom mill that offers travels of 30" × 16" × 20".
IMTS Spark: Mazak Corp.’s Variaxis C-600 vertical machining center includes features intended to reduce the intimidation factor of full simultaneous five-axis machining while also easing automation integration.
Two seven-axis robots enable two second-op mills to run lights out eight hours in the evenings to win 64 hours of unattended machining time per week for this Ventura, California, shop.
“Because an overwhelming majority of BAAM-printed parts require secondary machining, we’ve had a goal to partner with a leading CNC machine manufacturer for some time,” says Alex Riestenberg of Cincinnati Inc.
IMTS Spark: The Vcenter-G135 from Fortune International is a heavy-duty vertical machining center with a 6,000-rpm, high-torque CT-50 spindle and 67" Meehanite cast base.
IMTS Spark: Enshu USA introduces WE30V vertical machining center with an integrated E-Loader, a built-in automatic part transfer device.
Soraluce’s CNC bridge mills, available from Select Machining Technologies, are designed for machining large and complex components.
The company will unveil its latest CNC machine tools, integrated automation systems, turnkey engineering services and Internet of Things solutions.
Good fortune and years of long working hours have both figured into the success of this young shop, which became its founder’s sole employment starting last year. The shop owner shares his story.
Romi’s D series of vertical machining centers is designed for productivity, robustness and precision.
The HSM 200U LP machining center from GF Machining Solutions is available in three- and five-axis versions bringing speed, efficiency and precision to the machining of small medical components.
Okuma’s Genos M660-V vertical machining center combines a large work table, a compact machine footprint and a CAT 40 Big-Plus spindle for machining large, complex parts.
With rapid traverse speeds ranging to 2,362 ipm (60 m/min) in all axes and acceleration of 1.2 G, Tongtai’s VTX drilling and tapping centers are designed for high-precision, high-volume machining applications.
Mazak’s FJV-35/80 double-column VMC is designed to provide high precision over extended periods of operation with intelligent CNC functions and rigid construction.
Machining is a complement to AM as a means of finishing metal 3D printed parts. The increasing adoption of AM for production means more need for postprocessing, particularly machining.
A focus on repeatability, geometric capabilities and speed led this manufacturer of fine-blanking machines and components to embrace hard milling as its go-to finishing process, eliminating hand grinding.
Milltronics USA’s VM8434XP vertical machining center is built with linear cross roller guides for rigidity, direct-coupled ballscrews for faster response, and a dual-wound spindle motor for faster acceleration/deceleration as well as added torque.
Based on the workhorse VMXi series, Hurco’s VMXDi series of machining centers features a direct-drive spindle.
“Methods' established distribution organization, vast network of technology centers and dealers, and first-class applications expertise will help increase OKK presence in North America,” says OKK.
Hardinge has added the V1320 to Bridgeport’s V series of vertical machining centers.
Journeyman Machine’s larger 50-taper machines were too slow for milling smaller parts with tapped holes, but a 40-taper KVR 4020A vertical machining center from Kent USA reduced cycle time by 30%.
A part of Mazak’s family of hybrid multitasking machining centers, the VTC-300C FSW combines milling capabilities with friction stir welding (FSW).