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.
Stephan Haight and Matthew Wicks now handle sales, respectively, for milling machines and EDM systems.
Their new programs with high schools provide students with real world skills in manufacturing .
Stephan Swanson now oversees sales, service and support for customers in 15 states.
The HM-Series Hybrid Mill from C.R. Onsrud is a five-axis machining center configured with dual tables to eliminate load-unload time. It also has the capability to electronically lock the two tables together for machining large parts.
The You Ji DSM series of duplex milling machines feature rotary worktables that move in the X-axis on roller-type linear ways and index from 0 deg to 315 deg at 45 deg intervals.
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.