machining center

machining center

[mə′shēn·iŋ ‚sen·tər]
(mechanical engineering)
Manufacturing equipment that removes metal under computer numerical control by making use of several axes and a variety of tools and operations.
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The CHIRON DZ08 FX Precision+ is a vertical twin-spindle five-axis machining center. It is equipped with two 14-kW water-cooled milling spindles which accelerate to 40,000 rpm in only 1.9 seconds.
has unveiled KERN Ultra Precision EVO CNC Machining Center, an ultra- and nano-precision machine tool technology equipped for 3-5 axis machining of medium to large production lot sizes.
The F5-5XR vertical machining center combines the speed, precision and flexibility required for tight-tolerance, 5axis, hardmilling medical manufacturing applications.
With its efforts on cost control paying off, Kao Fong Machinery Co., Ltd., another machining center maker, finished the third quarter with a gross profit rate of 19%, 2 percentage points higher than the second quarter.
"The great news is that this is no longer an unrealistic request as machine manufacturers are meeting the challenge with 'near [zero] setup and changeover times' in a chassis that is a small fraction of the size of a traditional machining center."
The Mikron (Lincolnshire, IL) HPM 1850U, a traveling table-type machining center, offers simultaneous 5-axis machining for workpieces up to 56.5[ft.sup.3] in volume.
Depending on the ATC type, machine tool structure, and position of the ATC components in regard with machine tool elements, all structural configurations of the machining center can be generated.
The NT Series of integrated mill-turn centers fully combines a lathe with a machining center. In designing the series, the company completely rethought the design and construction of multitasking machines to harness the turning ability of a lathe and the cutting ability of a machining center.
The machining center spindle and tool are cleaned automatically by the compressed air service installed in the machine, while the engraver spindle is cleaned manually by the operator.
Since purchasing a particular machining center, NIST has experienced unacceptable machine behavior during local power events that have damaged in-process parts.
The Cincinnati Gear Company, full service manufacturer of gears and gearboxes worldwide, has added a new machining center to its manufacturing equipment.