VMC FOR DIE/MOLD, AEROSPACE, MEDICAL, AUTOMOTIVE JOBS
For an attractive price, this Bridgeport 5-Axis vertical machining center handles small, complex workpieces that require closely held tolerances and fine surface finishes.
Hardinge Inc. (Elmira, NY), a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announces the release of the all-new Bridgeport® GX-250 5AX 5-axis vertical machining center. This rigid C-frame machine features a compact footprint, fully integrated 5-Axis rotary table and user-friendly Fanuc 31i control with 10.4 in LCD.
The machine is ideally suited for the demanding requirements of the die/mold, aerospace, medical and automotive industries. The GX-250 5AX is designed to handle small, complex workpieces that require closely held tolerances and fine surface finishes. Axis travels are 11.8 in (300 mm) X; 15.7 in (400 mm) Y; 16.9 in (430 mm) Z.
The Bridgeport GX-250 5AX is provided with a Fanuc 31i control system which offers a wide range of standard features including Manual Guide I, Simultaneously Controlled 5-axes, Macro Executer, High-Speed Processing, Look Ahead 1000 Blocks, NANO Smoothing, Tool Center Point Control, Tilted Working Plane Function, Polar Coordinate/Cylindrical/Helical Interpolation and many more.
Options include part probe, tool probe, auto door with light curtain, mist collector and C-axis encoder to name a few.
“The Bridgeport GX-250 5AX machining center offers a high degree of sophistication and functionality in a small footprint and at an attractive price,” states Andy McNamara, the Hardinge director of sales and marketing for North America. “Like all Bridgeport machining centers, this machine reflects our commitment to quality and performance without compromise.”
Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER- PRECISION<sup>TM</sup> and precision CNC lathes, high performance machining centers, high-end cylindrical and jig grinding machines, and technologically advanced workholding and rotary products.
Hardinge is also the world’s largest manufacturer of collets (5C Collets, 16C Collets, 20C Collets, Swiss Collets and other styles) for all brands of machines including custom engineered solutions. The company has a very diverse customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets, including the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others.
Hardinge has manufacturing operations in the United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China.