9/16/2013

Machining Center for Small Workpieces

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Here’s a different approach to a micromachining center--a machining strategy developed around interpolation, allowing machining operations to benefit from the dynamic control of the worktable while reducing the number of tools needed.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Connect at

Willemin-Macodel will be exhibiting new technology at IMTS 2020 in Chicago this September.

Plan to meet up with their team or get registered here!

Related Suppliers

Here’s a different approach to a micromachining center. At the EMO exhibition in Hannover last week, Willemin-Macodel introduced a machining strategy developed around interpolation, allowing machining operations to benefit from the dynamic control of the worktable while reducing the number of tools needed.

The 701S machining center supports the workpiece on a table that is connected to three arms, similar to an inverted Delta parallel robot. This inverted parallel structure enables the weight in motion to be minimized while ensuring the feed control remains rigid. The result is high natural frequency, highly dynamic control and great reliability in high speed trajectory tracking.

The machining spindle is attached to a fixed gantry overhanging the three-axis table. This concept allows submicron precision in micromachining applications. A balanced spindle shaft with no floating mechanical parts results in top quality rotation.

To see an in-depth description of this interesting micromachining center concept, read “Purpose Built Micromachining Center” from Production Machining’s upcoming October issue.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Making It Big In Small Parts

    This New Hampshire manufacturer is an expert in manufacturing small, complex parts. Having a niche is one solid strategy for survival, but it takes dedication, focus and technology to pull it off.

  • Understanding Micro-Milling Machine Technology

    Micro-milling can be a companion process to turning-based production machining. This article looks at some of the technologies that go into a micro-milling machine and why they are important to successful operation.

  • Micro-Drilling: 9 Questions to Answer Before Beginning

    Applications for micromachining continue to grow. Successful machining with small tools calls for a different set of process skills on the shop floor.

Resources