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.
Shawn Buboltz is their new national service manager and Roger Breeggemann is their new service coordinator.
Jonathan Sabata is their new senior applications engineer and Robert McClung is a new service engineer.
This deal expands their distribution and service network in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.
The compact Hüller Hille NBH P 80 from FFG has a choice of spindles, highly precise and dynamic rotary tables, and CNC controls that allow for flexible configuration. Its chain-type magazine has 60 locations that can be manually loaded during machine operation.
The Mycenter-HX250iG from Kitamura Machinery uses ultra-high speed rapids for high efficiency and the ability to drill, mill, bore, tap, thread and turn light to heavy duty materials on a single machine.
The FA1050 5-Axis horizontal machining center from Toyoda Machinery provides competitive boring, end milling, finish cutting, threading and U-axis machining on difficult materials such as Hastelloy, Inconel, Nichrome and other exotic metals.