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CNC Vertical Machining

South Bend Form Tool’s CNC vertical machining center (Computer Numerically Controlled) machining process is used to remove material from a solid material of any shape, using a rotating cutter that moves around the part in multiple axes to the work piece mounted to a table or fixture. The cutting tools that are used in this automated process can be changed out automatically during the shaping of the part, to achieve the required depths and dimensions for the part.

CNC machining centers are said to deliver repeated finished components at a faster production rate with optimum manufacturing accuracy. The automation of the CNC machining center has a higher level of dimensional control and tolerance in every piece, along with part consistency or uniformity, decreasing cycle times for all components produced in this method. The milling process can also be done manually, but cycle times and repeatability of will become the variables.

Our full service capabilities ensure the shortest delivery schedule possible.

We have the ability to receive and work with AutoCAD and SurfCam drawings.  We are also fully capable of receiving other source software such as Catia and converting them over to DWG or DXF files to be used on the production floor.

This process of file conversion allows our machine operators to program any of their CNC machining centers to produce the most elaborate parts in the shortest possible time.

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SpecificationsIndustries ServedMaterials Machined (but not limited to):Certifications


Specifications:

VMC4020HT Fadal CNC Vertical Machining Center 10,000 RPM spindle
15 HP Spindle
21 station automatic tool changer
32 bit microprocessors for fast 3D tool path configuration
40" x 20" x 28" travel
VMC20 Fadal CNC Vertical Machining Center 6,500 RPM spindle
7.5 HP Spindle
21 station automatic tool changer
32 bit microprocessors for fast 3D tool path configuration
20" x 16" x 20" travel
VMC15HT Fadal Vertical Machining Center 10,000 RPM spindle
10 HP Spindle
21 station automatic tool changer
32 bit microprocessors for fast 3D tool path configuration
20" x 16" x 20" travel
HAAS VMC VF-2 CNC Vertical Machining Center Table Travel (XYZ) 30" X 20"
HAAS VMC VF3YT Vertical Machining Center Table Travel (XYZ) 40" x 26" x 25"
Additional Equipment used in Vertical Machining Centers Haas Programmable 5C Indexers
SMW Vertical/Horizontal 4-axis Rotary
Manual Equipment 8" Micro drill press
14" Famco drill press
14" Clausing drill press
16" Enco drill press
24" Boise Crane geared head drill press
14" Burgermaster turret type tapping machine
14" Powermaster band saw
Hardinge speed lathe 9"
Doall cut off saw, cuts 8-1/2" diameter
Doall cut off saw, cuts 10" diameter
Doall cut off saw, cuts 11" diameter
Brazing equipment
Oliver profile filing machine
Trinco dry blast machines
Black Diamond drill grinder
Belt sanders
Sunnen honing machine with mandrels from - 3/32 to 2" diameter ID

 


Industries Served:

Aerospace Industry & Ground Support Tooling Customers: Airbus
Alaska Airlines
Asiana Airlines
B.F. Goodrich Aerospace
Boeing Aerospace Services
CEL Aerospace Test Equipment
Delta Aviation
DFAS-Columbus, OH
Egypt Air
GE
Honeywell Ground Support
Honeywell International
Lockheed Aircraft
Pratt Whitney
Rolls Royce Engines System
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Singapore Precision
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army
Health Care & Medical Industry Customers: Bayer Corporation
Heraeus Kulzer Inc
Midwest Orthotics
Siemens Medical Solutions Diag
Zimmer Inc
Automotive Industry Customers: Bosch Braking Systems
Federal Mogul
Modineer
General Industry Customers: Caterpillar
Coast Distribution Inc
EPE Technology
Forest River (Marine Div)
Kobelco Compressors of America
Meijer Stores
Mossberg & Company Printing
Onan of Indiana
South Bend Community School System
University of Notre Dame

 


Materials Machined (but not limited to):

Plastics Delrin
Nylon
Acetal
Plexiglass
Lexan
ABS
Acrylic
SDPE
Micarta
Peek
PVC
Urethane
Vespel
UHMW
Teflon
Steel A2 thru A6
O1 thru 06
D2
W1
S1 thru S7
4130 thru 4350
1010 thru 1145
8620
9310
H13
M1
P20
Stainless Steel 303 thru 347
410 thru 440F
15-5ph
17-4ph
18-8ph
Nitronic 60
Greek Ascoloy
20Cb-3
High Temperature Alloys Waspaloy
Inconel
Hastelloy
Hastelloy X
A286
Stellite
Titanium
Other Materials Brass
Amco Bronze
Bronze
Copper
Aluminum all types
Marinite
Hard Woods
Cast Iron
Cast Steel
Cast Aluminum