Throwback Thursday: Flexible High-Speed Mold Machining
For those on the market to purchase a new machining center, it would be beneficial to first consider several aspects or features one’s company requires to machine the mold and die components accurately and efficiently. The right machine can and will pay for itself in dividends, while the less-equipped machine may hinder production.
Today’s TBT feature, titled Flexible High-Speed Mold Machining, offers some valuable advice on several variables regarding double-column machining centers, valued tools used for their stability and efficiency. These variables include vertical machining, five-sided machining, five-axis machining, five-sided indexing, tolerance control, enclosures and bed size.
Take a few minutes to review this insightful feature that is sure to at least prompt a few questions for machine tool vendors that will get the answers needed to buy that “right machine.”
P.S. Check out the video from Okuma America Corp. included with this feature!
The alternative you choose to achieve five-axis machining benefits will be application driven and can have a significant effect on your bottom line.
This machine tool diagnostic device allows the detection of errors noticeable only while machine tools are in motion.
Why and how to research spindle technology before purchasing a machining center.