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5-Axis Machining at AeroDef

The new Mazak VARIAXIS j-500 5X productively produces accurate aircraft parts in single set-ups.

Mazak will demonstrate its new VARIAXIS j-500 5X vertical machining center that offers simultaneous 5-axis and multitasking capabilities for processing aircraft parts.

"Visitors to AeroDef will experience how the VARIAXIS j-500 5X provides cost-effective and efficient single-machine part processing in titanium, hard metals and aluminum via fast, powerful high-rigidity spindles as well as a high-accuracy rotary/tilt table. And through its multitasking capability, the machine further reduces production lead times and improves machining precision," said a company spokesperson.

The VARIAXIS j-500 5X comes standard equipped with a 12,000 RPM, 15 HP, CAT-40 milling spindle, with a high-speed 18,000 RPM spindle available as an option. An 18-tool magazine provides fast tool changes to keep spindles in the cut and reduce cycle times. The VARIAXIS j-500 5X changes tools without having to return its table to the home position.

An 1,181 IPM rapid traverse rate in the X, Y and Z axes shortens non-cut times, while the machine's high-precision rotary/tilt table provides an A-axis (tilting) rotation of -120 degrees to +30 degrees and a C-axis rotation of +/- 360 degrees, both in increments as small as 0.0001 degrees. Machine travels measure 13.78" x 21.65" x 20.08" for the X-, Y- and Z-axes, respectively.

The machine's table size is 19.69" in diameter x 15.75" and accommodates workpiece diameters up to 19.69" and heights of 13.78". An optional two-pallet changer provides simple automation and increased production by allowing workpieces to be loaded and unloaded while the machine spindle works uninterrupted.

"The user-friendly MATRIX 2 control on the VARIAXIS j-500 5X incorporates the latest CNC technology to optimize 5-axis machining and provide extremely fast processing speeds, excellent cornering, superior part surface finishes and reduced cycle times," said the spokesperson.

"Whether it comes to producing airframe structures, jet engine parts, landing gear or systems control components, Mazak has a total manufacturing solution that can help aerospace and defense part manufacturers compete, all at the lowest possible cost per part," said Brian Papke, President of Mazak Corporation.

For more information contact:

Tasha Riddell

Mazak Corporation

P.O. Box 970

Florence, KY 41022-0970


AeroDef Booth #639

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