Doosan HMC with 5ME cryogenics sold at IMTS

Posted on 09 Oct 2018 and read 521 times
Doosan HMC with 5ME cryogenics sold at IMTSCryogenic machining company 5ME (www.5ME.com) and strategic partner Doosan Machine Tools started IMTS 2018 announcing the sale of a Doosan (www.doosanmachinetools.com) horizontal machining centre equipped with a 5ME cryogenics package.

The Doosan NHP-6300 four-axis HMC was sold by Doosan distributor Machine Tool Specialties and will process titanium 6Al4V components in Milling Precision Tool Corp’s Wichita (Kansas) facility.

Machining with the 5ME cryogenics-equipped HMCs is said to increase productivity by 30% compared to traditional machining with coolant.

5ME president Bill Horwarth said: “This is what IMTS is all about — coming together to develop and deliver the best manufacturing technology.

“Our partnerships make the evolution to cryogenic machining possible — from machine tool, to our patented internal liquid-nitrogen machining technology, to cryogenic tooling.

“We have a total cryogenic solution ready for the shopfloor.

“This is the first 5ME cryogenics-enabled machine tool sold into the ‘aerospace capital’ of Wichita, and we see big opportunities for cryogenic machining in that region.

"This technology really optimises the machining performance of hard-to-machine materials, like titanium.”

Mike Craig, co-owner of Milling Precision Tool Corp, said: “We’re working to differentiate ourselves and better support the supply chain in Wichita. We are excited to be the first business in the area with cryogenic capability.

"Useful for difficult-to-machine materials, cryogenic machining offers an incredible level of cooling, which allows for increased material removal rates.

"Moreover, this cryogenic machining technology is not only offered as a new-machine option but can also be retrofitted to almost any machine tool.”

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