Competition can be brutal in the aerospace supply chain. To help your shop stay competitive on job bidding, these new machines can hit your bottom line by saving more time and labor, processing ever more complex parts quicker and more accurately – and doing it all with less of that extremely expensive material.
If the manufacturer is able to move past the sticker price and examine the dollars spent making the part, or the cost per part, a multitude of qualities can factor into the machine tool’s return on investment. Here are some reasons why a less expensive piece of equipment is not always the obvious choice.
The HMC500 from OKK is built for speed and faster cycle times, with exceptionally fast automatic pallet and tool changers and the ability to complete deep boring operations without rotating the pallet.
helps shops reduce costs, increase throughput and improve quality while adapting quickly to a constantly shifting production schedule.
The MMC2 flexible manufacturing system from
Wisconsin job shop Lindquist Machine adapts to the changing economy by increasing its presence in the nuclear energy market and adding wind energy customers with the help of an FT 3500 horizontal boring mill.
Alex Churbock now handles their machine tool sales in the Western and Southern U.S.
They are the recipient of the 2017 Mayor’s International Community Award for their contributions to higher education.
Christopher Papke will take over for Dana Scott, who is set to retire.
With a two-station APC that is automation ready and field expandable up to eight pallets for unmanned operation potential, the compact Mycenter-HX300iG #40 high speed horizontal machining center from Kitamura Machinery elevates finish capabilities and overall cutting tool life to higher levels.
With the largest working envelope in its class to handle 800 mm x 1,000 mm parts that weigh up to 750 kg, the high speed H.Plus-504 horizontal machining center from Matsuura Machinery USA is ideal for reliable unmanned operation, high accuracy and exceptionally efficient production.
The FZH400 Horizontal Machining Center and compact FZ40 CNC portal milling machine from Zimmermann are ideal for machining hard materials, aluminum and composites.