Milling Machines

How to Win at Titanium Machining

Machine builder Fives Cincinnati discovers how an innovative spindle connection key can achieve new levels of metal removal on industry-leading “super-profiler” operations.
Milling Machines: Articles

Boring Mill Fuels Energy Sector Expansion for Machine Shop

The dual-pallet, rotary table Giddings & Lewis MC 1600 horizontal boring mill (HBM) from Fives is designed for multi-axis contour milling, precision boring, drilling and tapping. It will produce a variety of large parts for Milwaukee Machine Works, including wind turbine gearbox housings and fluid end manifolds for the oil/gas industry.
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.

Panel Builder Achieves 50 Percent Savings in Time-To-First-Hole Machining

The Steinhauer eCAB WorkCenter machine tool uses a Siemens 802D solution line CNC and Sinamics S120 drives package to produce enclosures and cabinets fabricated from steel, aluminum, stainless, galvanized and fiberglass.
Haewa's use of the Steinhauer eCAB WorkCenter has resulted in more than a 50 percent savings in that critical “time to first hole in the workpiece” scenario, allowing a substantial increase in the production at the company.

An Insatiable Appetite for Mega Machining

The insatiable global demand for infrastructure is driving the increased size of mining, mineral and aggregates processing equipment.


Milling Machines: Industry News

Henton Engineering Installs 5-Axis Milling Machine

This machine shop specializes in the production of large, complex, sectioned ring and prismatic components, typically in the 200 mm to 2 m range, used in the aerospace, space, oil and gas and other precision engineering sectors. The shop has the expertise and capability to produce parts in aluminium, titanium, nimonic and stellite as well as other exotic and high temperature alloys.
This investment will be used to produce aerospace components, gas turbines and other energy applications.

D&S Manufacturing Adds New Bridge Mill

Along with its significantly larger part envelope, the Okuma MCR-A5CII Bridge Mill is a heavier, more rigid machine that can remove more metal per pass, cutting at a faster rate without flexing or deflecting. The plant can also now offer additional services by machining taller parts. 
The new Okuma MCR-A5CII Bridge Mill increases their capabilities and capacity.

Güdel Orders Custom Bridge Mill for U.S. Manufacturing

This investment responds to increasing North American demand for track systems used in robot gantry modules.


Milling Machines: Products

5-Axis Machining Center for Complex Parts

The X, Y and Z axes on the 200/5AX Linear are driven by high-precision linear motors for high accel/decel feed rates with little to no backlash. The platten size is 7.9 in diameter with a capacity load of 33.1 lb. Travels are X-axis, 7.9 in, Y-axis, 13.4 in and Z-axis, 11.8 in. Rapid traverse rates on all axes are 1,968.5 ipm, with a cutting feedrate of 787 ipm.
The FM 200/5AX Linear from Doosan performs simultaneous 5-axis contouring on medical devices, automotive turbo chargers and other precision parts.

Increase the Efficiency of Milling Machine Setups and Operation

The Organizer from Jeffrey Tools mounts directly to a vertical knee mill. The machine strap clamp set mounts on the back, with hooks on the side to hold draw bar/vise wrenches and a vise handle. 
The Milling Machine Organizer from Jeffrey Tools incorporates an R8 Collet Rack, Tool Holder and Digital Readout platform. 

5-Axis Precision Mill-and-Trim Vertical Gantry Mill Combines Speed, Range with Features

Fives Cincinnati's Precision Mill/Trim system is a 5-axis gantry machine tool for high-speed multi-processing of large non-ferrous components. A universal workholding system allows faster setups and lower costs in mixed-part production.