NEW PRODUCT UPDATE
High-speed, 5-axis machining center
The Tongtai CT-350 5-axis
vertical machining center
has a C-frame structure and
was designed for work such
as moldmaking. The column
of the machine has a wide
span, making it torsion-resistant while cutting a
5-axis part, the company
reports. Rigidity is
established by using 45-mm
roller-type guideways and
pretensioned, large-diameter ball screws.
The machine has a 13.78-in.-dia. table and can handle
a maximum load of 440 lbs.
The integrated rotary table uses the roller gear cam
in both the tilt and rotation axes. The roller gear cam
design provides zero backlash, high rigidity, and fast
rotation speeds, the company states.
The stroke on this machine is 15.75 in. in X, 20.08 in.
in Y, and 20.08 in. in Z. The A-axis stroke is + 30 through
-120 degrees, and the C-axis stroke is 360 degrees with
rotation speeds of 40 RPM and 33 RPM, respectively.
Rapid feed rates are 1,418 IPM in X and Y, and 1,182
IPM in Z. A 20-HP, direct-drive, 15,000-RPM BIG-PLUS®
40-taper spindle with air/oil mist lubrication is standard in the machine; an optional 20,000-RPM integral
spindle also is available.
The standard 24-position arm-type tool changer is
equipped with a roller gear cam mechanism to reduce
tool change time to only 2 seconds. Larger 30- and
40-tool ATCs are optional.
Absolute Machine Tools • 800-852-7825 •
Integration of 3-D metal printing in
full production environments
Fonon Corp. has unveiled Bulk-To-Shape technology, which the company says enables manufacturers
to integrate 3-D metal printing into full production
This technology provides a cost-effective method for
developing application-specific 3-D metal printing tools,
says the manufacturer, bridging the gap between prototyping and full production.
Fonon Corp. • 844-445-2737 • www.fonon.us
181 Business Park Dr. • Bristol, CT 06032
800-686-1679 • email@example.com • www.gmnusa.com