4/22/2019

GF Machining Machines Produce Complex Parts

Originally titled 'Subtractive and Additive Machines Produce Complex Parts'
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Eastec 2019: GF Machining’s subtractive manufacturing technologies include the Mikron Mill S 400 U, the AgieCharmilles Cut P 350 wire EDM and the AgieCharmilles Form P 350 die sinking EDM. 

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GF Machining Solutions subtractive manufacturing technologies include the Mikron Mill S 400 U, the AgieCharmilles Cut P 350 wire EDM and the AgieCharmilles Form P 350 die sinking EDM. 

The Mikron Mill S 400 U features a 42,000-rpm spindle and traverse speeds of as much as 61 meters per minute in X, Y and Z axes. With five-axis capability, the machine enables tilting workpieces ± 110 degrees and swiveling 360 degrees to generate complex and concave part features. Integrated automation is said to enable loading/unloading of pallets without interrupting machining operations.

On the EDM side, the company’s AgieCharmilles Cut P 350 wire EDM is said to enable precise positioning and contouring capabilities. The machine features a power generator and human-machine interface (HMI) as well as several automation options for lights-out operation.

The AgieCharmilles Form P 350 die sinking EDM is a C-axis machine with a fixed table and cast iron frame that offers stability and force reduction to help maintain a spark gap between the part and the electrode. Regardless of part weight or dielectric volume, the machine delivers consistent accuracy and surface finishes down to 0.1 microns, according to the company. Integrated glass scales enable repeatability.

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