November 4, 2013
The Vertical Center Universal (VCU) 400A-5X vertical machining centre from Mazak features a five axis rotary/tilt table with roller gear cam technology for cost-effective simultaneous five axis machining, claims Mazak. The machine features a small footprint and comes standard with a 10,000 rpm 15 hp 40-taper spindle. An optional 12,000 rpm spindle is available.
September 7, 2017
The T8 Hybrid 9-axis twin spindle mill/turn centre from Quicktech combines a three axis power turret and a 360˚ B axis with a sub-spindle that features a four axis gang slide to enable complete machining of complex parts with a capacity of 38 tools.
May 30, 2017
Highly polished flutes and gash surfaces improve chip evacuation and aid tool performance. The smoother surface enables swarf (or chips) to exit more freely, preventing chip packing and material build up during machining. ANCA has addressed this goal by equipping its rigid tool and cutter grinding machines with ANCA Motion’s LinX linear motor technology to provide manufacturers a new, higher level of quality tool-making capability, says the company.
February 4, 2018
Mazak has announced the addition of a high capacity auto work changer to its VARIAXIS i-300 simultaneous five axis vertical machining centre.
January 30, 2017
By David McHenry, Engineering and Technical Manager at Rego-Fix
As part of a recent collaborative project, metalworking tooling companies Rego-Fix and Zoller Inc. developed an innovative automated tool presetting and measuring system. Called the Venturion 600, it virtually eliminates the need for any operator intervention and, thus, significantly increases tool presetting speed, precision and repeatability.