FANUC 5-axis machining offers a number of benefits; reducing setups, machining complex contours, eliminating or decreasing additional finishing work. Today, 5-axis machines are more readily available, but a new 5-axis machine tool still requires a sizable investment. Instead of purchasing a new 5-axis machine tool, resourceful manufacturers opt to upgrade an existing machining center by adding a 5th axis, or a 4th and 5th axis rotary table.
Retrofits Lift Venerable Machines to New Heights
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Retrofitting nine 20-year-old skin mills at Boeing's plant in Auburn, Washington reduced machine downtime and improved both safety and productivity.
FANUC Tech Bulletin 3 - FANUC Control Communication
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Beginning with the very first CNC, there has always been a need to transfer information to and from a control. Over the years, although the general type of information has not greatly changed, the methods used to communicate this information have changed and improved greatly.
FANUC Tech Bulletin 2 - FANUC Tool Retract, Recover & Retrace
Thursday, March 31, 2011
There are several forms of tool retract, each with specific uses. In our second FANUC Tech Bulletin, we're breaking down the ins-and-outs of FANUC's Tool Retract, Recover & Retrace functions.
FANUC Tech Bulletin 1 - FANUC History & FANUC Compensation Functions
Friday, September 10, 2010
Take a look at the history of FANUC in North America and how compensation functions can increase your machine tool accuracy.