Due to an upturn in sales orders for milled components, Dawson Precision Components has recently invested in a Kitamura M-3XG SP twin pallet vertical machining centre, replacing an older MY1 twin pallet machine.
The new machine is equipped with Renishaw NC4 laser tool setter and a Renishaw OMP40 spindle probe for reduced set-up times and in process inspection where required. The machine has two pallets, each 410mm by 900mm, 50m/minute rapids, 30 tools, direct drive spindle, high pressure through coolant and Kitamura's Arumatik-Mi control which along with the 19 inch touchscreen makes this a powerful interface suited to highspeed machining.
The MY3-XG takes DPC to a higher level of efficiency on precision milled component parts, further enhanced by SolidCAM iMachining techniques which have recently been introduced through upgraded programming software. The new machine is accurate to ±2µm which is a tolerance DPC is familiar working to in steels, aluminium and plastics.
Parts such as the aluminium body shown are produced accurately and efficiently through the iMachining process which creates a program consisting of thousands of small but rapid movements which cause less stress to the tool, improving tool life and reducing machining time. The new machine is the latest addition to DPC's range of CNC machines at its Oldham-based manufacturing facility used by a wide range of companies involved in a diverse range of industries.
Turned parts from less than 1mm diameter up to 75mm diameter are turned from bar on turn/mill centres with milled components manufactured on a range of 3- and 4-axis machining centres.