Why are an increasing number of machine tool builders adding additive manufacturing to their equipment’s already versatile machining capabilities? Because additive and subtractive are complementary.
New equipment and software continue to be developed to support the needs of production machine shops like yours. Here’s a sample of technology now on the market that can help you grow your operation and become more efficient.
Starrag’s Bumotec s191 mill-turn center can reduce lead times by completing a range of different tasks in a single setting.
Engineers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) used a turn/mill center to reproduce a series of tiny portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, down to only 1.4 mm wide, onto brass.
Unit allows maximum part length and performing left and right simultaneous machining
The machines are designed to perform complex milling with standard live tools, and an optional 360˚ B-axis extends milling capabilities