Vertical Machining

Vertical Machining is also known as milling.  It relies on rotary cutters to remove metal from a part. This usually occurs on a vertical machining center (VMC), or Vertical Milling Machine.  A VMC has a spindle with a vertical orientation. With a vertically oriented spindle, tools orientate down from the tool holder and cut across the top of a part. Confluent Maine utilizes a top-of-the-line VMC, a Hurco VMX84i.  This adds to our milling and CNC machining capabilities.

Hurco Machining Center Productivity Options

  • Coolant Through the Spindle (CTS).
  • Thermal Stabilization Package
  • Part Probing
  • Renishaw Tool Probing

Benefits of machining programs using reference comparison (part probe and machine probe)

  1. Match probe length and tool length to overcome tool tip error.
  2. Match axis coordinates to overcome squareness error.
  3. Match materials and machine to overcome thermal error
Using Technology to drive process capability

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