Production Machining

MAY 2018

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CASE IN POINT 44 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: MAY 2018 For similar articles about mill-turn equipment, visit PM's Turn-Mill & Multitasking Machines Zone. LINK :: curve. Not only is the programming new to Norwood, but the logistics of installation and the release to production demanded constant cross-functional teamwork. ere were several weeks of preparation and manual labor to finish the installation, followed by machine calibration and training that had to take place before the first production part was created and released. Regardless of the obstacles that came with purchasing the machine, the positives far outweigh the negatives. e new CNC machine uses 72 tool heads, each of which is automatically selected and calibrated by the internal tool measuring system and software, with a Siemens Sinumerik 840D CNC controller on the machine, as well. e mill- turn can do more in less time, removing 60 percent more material with each pass compared with the existing machines. In addition, the length of the capable shafts for CNC milling has increased to 220 inches, as compared with the previous machine's 117-inch maximum limit. All of these aspects make the new mill-turn a highly valued asset to Norwood's rotor manufacturing process. e implementation of the WFL M80 has been a success. With it, Siemens Norwood aims to significantly improve its lead time and reduce manufacturing costs, as well as gain valuable experience for other manufacturing equipment coming to the facility in the future. For more information from Siemens Norwood, call 513-841-3100. :: The turning, boring and milling unit arm can per- form 20 distinct CNC operations across five axes. INTERNAL GROOVING EXTERNAL GROOVING INTERNAL THREADING EXTERNAL THREADING INTERNAL FACE GROOVING EXTERNAL FACE GROOVING PROFILING BORING PARTING DOVETAIL FACE GROOVING SPECIAL TOOLING FORM TOOLING 888 - THINBIT • 888-THINFAX THINBIT.COM Made in the U.S.A. Since 1964 With over a million standard tools, we've got the "ings" covered.

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