Mazak Canada will showcase several machine tool innovations suitable for shops of all sizes and manufacturing requirements at this year’s CMTS in booth 2560. Show attendees will experience a variety of Mazak technology demonstrations, including the additive and subtractive part processing of the company’s VC-500 AM HYBRID Multi-Tasking Machine.
LUMEX is Matsuura’s hybrid metal 3D printer series which comprises metal laser sintering by fiber laser and high-speed milling of a machining center. Matsuura led the world in 2002 with the commercialization of a hybrid metal 3D printer, and since then, we have achieved a solid track record of LUMEX Avance-25 (order intake started from 2006) mostly in the high value-added dies and molds market. (More than 50 machines have been delivered so far.)
Flexible machining concepts make Fill syncromill machining centers universal all-rounders. The highly efficient Fill syncromill machining centers accelerate the production processes in metal machining and increase productivity. As a process and full-range supplier with decades of experience, Fill Machine Engineering solves even the most complex of machining challenges reliably and economically. By interlinking multiple systems, Fill supplies the economical solution, tailored precisely to individual customer requirements. Everything from a single source.
One of the most anticipated international machining exhibitions, AMB, was hosted again this year from the 13th to the 17th of September. The event took place in Stuttgart, where more than 1.300 exhibitors showcased their current machining centers, workpieces, innovative software solutions and new technologies. One of the exhibitors was the CNC machine tool manufacturer, CHIRON Group.
The market for commercial vehicles has seen non-stop growth in recent years, especially in Europe. The implications for the manufacturing technology used can be seen in the example of the VMC 450 MT: This vertical turning/milling center from EMAG Leipzig Maschinenfabrik offers an unprecedented level of flexibility. A multitude of large and complex chucked parts can be machined on it in rapid alternation—made possible by keeping setup work to a minimum.
Hurco will bring the spirit of Indianapolis, the location of the company’s worldwide headquarters since its founding in 1968, to McCormick Place for IMTS 2016. Since Indianapolis is home to the single largest one-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500, Hurco created a scaled down version of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, complete with a blimp and leaderboard, for their booth where IMTS attendees can race RC IndyCars.
Mazak’s new TOOLTECH compact tool magazine stores big, heavy and large-diameter tools within a very small amount of required floor space. Plus, special tool carts and docking stations eliminate the need for operators to manually lift tools in and out of the system, so tooling set ups are faster, easier and safer.
“The Hermle C 22 U machining centre is so precise that it prompted us to question the results we were getting from our existing shopfloor co-ordinate measuring machines. It led to the purchase of two new Zeiss Duramax CMMs – one for milled components and another for turned parts.” (Kenny Marsden, Reliance Precision)