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.
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.
Since installing the system, the shop more than doubled their warehouse space and increased their workforce by 45 percent.
GMTA offers a full line of Rasoma gear machines in a variety of configurations with full automation for milling, hobbing and shaping applications.
The dual-head configuration of the EDNC21 from Makino enables shops to process multiple fine details in a part at the same time, reducing total processing time at the same level of accuracy and surface finish as sinker EDMs one-tenth its size.
The Urane 25 horizontal machining center from Comau handles the most demanding complex machining of lightweight materials, including aluminum prismatic parts.