New Range of Performance Series VMCs

Bridgeport, a member of The Hardinge Group (Elmira, NY), is demonstrating for the first time at Westec the newest member of Bridgeport’s GX-Series of VMCs—the GX 1000 Performance VMC—a performance-focused machine offering mold and die manufacturers, as well as precision engineers in the automotive, aerospace, medical and general engineering sectors, optimum capability and functionality in a compact design.

Bridgeport, a member of The Hardinge Group (Elmira, NY), is demonstrating for the first time at Westec the newest member of Bridgeport’s GX-Series of VMCs—the GX 1000 Performance VMC—a performance-focused machine offering mold and die manufacturers, as well as precision engineers in the automotive, aerospace, medical and general engineering sectors, optimum capability and functionality in a compact design. It features a stiff and thermally-stable spindle, a rigid C-frame fixed column design and fixed pre-tensioned double-nut ballscrews on all axes. The unique heavy-duty linear guide and truck configuration provides added stiffness, damping and surface contact area. The machine is configured with three guideways and five guide trucks on the X and Y axes; two guideways and six guide trucks on the Z axis. The 24-tool side-mount/swing-arm automatic tool changer (ATC) features random access, bidirectional indexing and 2.5-second tool-to-tool change time.