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.
The Queretaro site provides machine tool and automation applications training, service and support geared toward local aerospace and automotive industries.
This new site expands their support in Mexico for increasing demand in state-of-the-art manufacturing and automation technology within the region.
Jeff Zelley is their new vice president of manufacturing.
The FZH400 Horizontal Machining Center and compact FZ40 CNC portal milling machine from Zimmermann are ideal for machining hard materials, aluminum and composites.
The new a120nx horizontal machining center from Makino delivers high levels of speed and accuracy in machining oversized structural components for industrial equipment, diesel engines and semiconductor manufacturing.
The 4-axis H 14000 horizontal machining center from Heller Machine Tools is ideal for machining large pumps and housings for power and fluid transmission.