Mikron MILL X 600 U Brings Speed, Accuracy to Complex Part Production

Sep 12, 2016 9:00 AM



Gisbert Ledvon
Director of Business Development
GF Machining Solutions LLC
847.913.5300 | gisbert.ledvon@georgfischer.com

Mikron MILL X 600 U Brings Speed, Accuracy to Complex Part Production

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Sept. 12, 2016 – At IMTS 2016, GF Machining Solutions will unveil its new Mikron MILL X 600 U milling machine for the high-precision production of parts with complex, concave and convex surfaces.

As an expansion of the MILL X Series, the MILL X 600 U brings together the perfect blend of ultra-high-speed machining, superior surface finishes and exact tolerances, making it ideal for manufacturers who need all three capabilities to compete with offshore competition when it comes to complex part production.

The machine packs a 24,000-rpm (36,000-rpm available) high-speed spindle and performs full simultaneous 5-axis or 3+2 machining. With the machine’s tilt/rotary table, manufacturers gain better access to difficult-to-reach part features and can process parts complete in single clampings. All of which allows them to meet short job turnaround times.

The MILL X 600 U features a polymer concrete base, stiff cast iron sliding carriages and excellent clamping properties to deliver high stability and accuracy. Its X, Y, Z-axis travels measure 31.496" x 23.622" x 19.685", B-axis travels +30/-110 degrees and C axis 360 degrees. The machine rapid traverses at speeds up to 3,937 ipm (100 m/min) and is well suited for serial production of a variety of small- to medium-sized precision parts from stainless alloys and aluminum. Common applications include the manufacture of medical components, aerospace structural parts and closed impellers.

GF Machining Solutions will demonstrate the new MILL X 600 U machine within a FANUC automated multi-machine manufacturing cell to show a full lights-out operation scenario. The cell will also house a Mikron HEM 500U milling machine and a high-precision coordinate measuring machine (CMM).

About GF Machining Solutions

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The products range from electric discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance milling machines, including clamping and palletization systems, and 3D laser surface texturing machines, to services,

spare parts and expendable parts, consumables and automation solutions. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence on 50 sites worldwide within its own organization. Its 3,008 employees generated sales of CHF 905 million in 2014. More information can be found at www.gfms.com/us.

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