Multitasking CNC Lathe Machines Process-Intensive Parts
The Multus U3000 imultitasking two-saddle CNC lathe provides a platform for long-term rigidity and accuracy and can machine process-intensive parts, such as those in aerospace, automotive, oil/energy, medical and construction.
Okuma America Corp.’s Multus U3000 is a general purpose, multitasking two-saddle CNC lathe designed to reduce setup time, improve accuracy and keep non-cutting time to a minimum. The lathe provides a platform for long-term rigidity and accuracy and can machine process-intensive parts, such as those in aerospace, automotive, oil/energy, medical and construction.
The lathe has a maximum machining diameter of 25.6” and bed length of 39.4” and is equipped with a Okuma’s Intelligent Technologies and a variety of efficiency features. Optional five-axis machining is available for complex milling operations. It also comes equipped with the OSP-P300 control with a 19” monitor and the OSP suite and ECO suite applications.
In large part, because of the machine’s versatility, Swiss turning is increasing its penetration of the precision turned parts market. As more shops look to this technology, a look at workholding considerations is in order.
CNC Swiss-Type machines have more capability built in than ever before. Many of these capabilites can be accessed using attachments that increase the throughput of the machine tool, improve the quality of the work coming off the machine and reduce or eliminate the need for secondary operations even for very complex workpieces.
Because endworking is often considered only as a preliminary step for shaft work typical of the automotive industry, potential productivity gains are being passed by. Newer technology has enabled these machines to handle far more applications.