8/6/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Hybrid Vertical Machining Center Features Friction Stir Welding Capabilities

Originally titled 'Hybrid Vertical Machining Center Features Friction Stir Welding Capabilities'
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Mazak will spotlight the advanced capabilities of several of the company’s machines, including the VTC-300 FSW Hybrid multi-tasking vertical machining center that features friction stir welding (FSW) capabilities, at WESTEC 2019.

Mazak will spotlight the advanced capabilities of several of the company’s machines, including the VTC-300 FSW Hybrid multi-tasking vertical machining center that features friction stir welding (FSW) capabilities, at WESTEC 2019. The company will demonstrate how the vertical machining center combines subtractive multi-axis machining with FSW joining capabilities. Friction stir welding produces a clean weld that improves on the strength, quality and durability of MIG welding and other options, and that eliminates the problems of weakened material properties at the point of welds.

The company will also display its Mazatrol Smooth CNCs, which enable both EIA/ISO and conversational programming. These controls offer advanced access to features, functions and capabilities through engineering resources that create ease of use and productivity. The Mazatrol conversational interface enables less skilled operators to answer onscreen questions and enter project data to set up jobs that otherwise would require in-depth programming experience.

Applications experts will be on hand at the company’s booth, ready to help attendees overcome tough production challenges and to conduct live demonstrations of the company’s latest machine tool technology, processing real-world parts from such industries as aircraft/aerospace, automotive, high-tech, recreational and medical.

Other Mazak machines that will be featured at WESTEC 2019 include the Quick Turn 250MSY multi-tasking CNC turning center with a powerful, integral main turning spindle, the VC-300A/5X vertical machining center with five-axis rotary/tilt table and advanced technology for high-precision small-parts processing, the VC-500A/5X vertical machining center with trunnion-style rotary/tilt table and full five-axis operation for small complex parts, the VCN-535C vertical machining center with high-speed servo-driven automatic tool changer for significant reduction of non-cut time, the HQR-200MSY multi-tasking turning center with twin-spindle, twin-turret configuration, the HCN-5000 horizontal machining center for high-volume production of large, heavy parts and the advanced Integrex i-300S five-axis multi-tasking turning center.

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