Investing in 5-axis machining has enabled this machine shop to be more competitive in their core oil and gas business and boosted opportunities for them to diversify into new energy and power generation markets.
New powertrain components. More sensors and electronics parts. Increasing part complexity. Difficult to cut materials. Faster delivery. How do automotive suppliers navigate to profitability through this stormy sea of lightweighting and driverless cars?
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.
Machine builder Fives Cincinnati discovers how an innovative spindle connection key can achieve new levels of metal removal on industry-leading “super-profiler” operations.
Milwaukee Machine Works expands its energy sector business into wind turbine gearbox housings, fluid end manifolds for the oil/gas industry, and other oversized components up to 10 ft long and weighing up to 7,000 lb with a new large capacity dual-pallet Giddings & Lewis MC 1600 from Fives.
They add tool and die, engineering and machine tool capabilities to meet unique specifications in new products offered to their clients.
Ellison Technologies, D & R Machinery and Hartwig now sell and service their EDM, milling and laser texturing equipment.
Their two new DMG MORI ecoMill 1100 V 4-axis machine tools increase their speed, accuracy and part processing size for customers.
The Okuma MCR-A5CII-35x100 double-column machining center at Unisig is the largest double-column machine of its type in North America, with multiple heads that can process five sides of a large part in a single setup.
Jig Mill J1620 and J1620X machines from Mitsui Seiki are ideal for mold base production, mold plates, precision hot runners, progressive and transfer dies, and other jig boring and milling applications.
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.