Bar Fed Milling Machines

The Mill 800 vertical machining center offers productivity enhancers including milling from bar, turning from bar, a high capacity tool changer, a ± 100-degree swivel head and a trunnion table for four- and five-axis machining. Milling from bar employs a 100-mm through-hole to feed barstock to an indexer for five-sided machining. When the five sides have been completed, the part is picked off the indexer and the sixth side is finished.

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The Mill 800 vertical machining center offers productivity enhancers including milling from bar, turning from bar, a high capacity tool changer, a ± 100-degree swivel head and a trunnion table for four- and five-axis machining. Milling from bar employs a 100-mm through-hole to feed barstock to an indexer for five-sided machining. When the five sides have been completed, the part is picked off the indexer and the sixth side is finished. This same sequence applies to turning from bar, but instead of an indexer, the part is fed to a 5,000 rpm turning spindle.

The largest diameter stock for turning from bar is 2.5". Turning from bar is suited for producing medical parts, tool holders and small cutting tools, according to the company. For example, hip replacement stems can be turned and milled with one clamping of the workpiece. This system is also capable of turning and machining a small carbide insert end mill, including flutes and pockets, with one setup. The company adds that the machine facilitates one-setup machining with an optional swivel head that has 100 degrees of movement, clockwise or counter clockwise. It takes 0.5 seconds to swivel from 0 degrees to 90 degrees. Complex parts can be machined horizontally as well as vertically in one setup.