Absolute Machine Tools Inc. will be exhibiting its rigid AccuteX EDM “DS-550CM” Die Sinker EDM with an X,Y, Z working capacity of 20″ × 16″ × 14″. The work table size is 32″× 18″ and can accomodate workpieces as heavy as 2,970 lbs. Accutex designed the EDM using Finite Element Analysis to ensure high accuracy machining.
Also on display from Absolute is the company’s AccuteX EDM “SP-500i” 5-Axis CNC Wire EDM, featuring the latest Microsparking Technology (MST-II) function for exceptional part finish. The company says this makes the machine suitable for aerospace and medical industries, which have demands for low recast and fine finishes.
Absolute will also display its TMV-510G machining center from Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd. The TMV-510G is engineered for high-speed, efficient production of precision graphite electrodes and similar items. A fixed column/moving table type machine, it features a high performance 20,000 RPM direct drive spindle that is oil cooled for thermal stability, and a 20 station high-speed arm-type automatic tool changer.
The company’s TMV-1050Q-II ultra-high performance, heavy duty vertical machining center, also from Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., is said to be well-suited for both high-volume machining applications as well as mold/die work. The machine combines speed, rigidity and precision as it features a 15,000 RPM direct-drive spindle, 1,890 ipm (47,250 mm/min) rapids on all 3 axes, as well as oversized servo motors and ballscrews.
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