Arguably, the world’s most accurate machine. Yasda is the machine tool brand that many other machine tool builders use to make their own most demanding components. In order to produce machine tools that can literally split microns, they take accuracy to an extreme‚Ķstandard linear scales, hand scraping not just way seats but actually all mating…

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SMEC, Samsung Machine tools Engineering Company, uses “hexahedral slide ways” with wide integral hardened and precision ground ways to ensure long-term rigidity, machining accuracy and heavy duty machining. Their lathes are a rigid 45 degree slant bed to provide optimal rigidity, accuracy and accessibility as well as chip flow. Download

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The name FANUC RoboDrill is confusing to many with a 30 taper spindle. FANUC builds this model with a BigPlus spindle, also known as dual contact. The taper is ground but also the flange providing dual contact. Another benefit beyond rigidity, is the finish achieved and longer tool life. Look at the drastic differences between…

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OKK Corporation has been building very rigid and accurate milling machines in Osaka, Japan since 1915. Vertical, horizontal and 5 axis machining centers have been their “bread and butter”. OKK is committed to making the most rigid machining centers in the world in their factory in Japan. This video shows their VM76R, vertical machining center…

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While it has become accepted that tooling was designed for certain applications, a high speed drill doesn’t face mill very good. The spindle that drives the tool is also designed for different applications. Some try to design a spindle that meets every need, the torque required to push a large diameter cutter thru exotic alloys…

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FANUC RoboCut wire EDMs use the powerful 31i-WB control, capable of fully integrating single and two axis rotary tables. The CCR tables are lightweight, compact and high precision using a full enclosed feedback loop system with a FANUC servo motor and rotary encoder. Fully submergible with water leakage detect function. Download

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Methods MB 650U 5-Axis Simultaneous Performance Machining Center is a bridge type construction of over 19,000 pounds of rugged weight designed for fast, accurate, complex 5-axis machining in a wide variety of materials. Standard features include FANUC 31iMB5 with a 15″TFT screen, 25 HP direct drive BigPlus 40 taper spindle with 15,000 RPMs, BLUM NT-A2…

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Installing the first Weiler lathe has always been more difficult than the second or more. After our third installation at a local shop, I did my customary follow up but this time I happened to have the owner of Weiler with me. Thinking this would be like visits in the past, this time it was…

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Where a machine tool is built does matter. While the temptation to chase the lowest labor rates in the world exist, does the choice of cutting corners on price really offset the possibility of quality control. FANUC RoboCut wire EDMs are continually made in their facility in Japan while maintaining the reputation FANUC has built…

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