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Manifolds

Manifold machining

With these parts we wanted to demonstrate the cutting capabilities of the Makino DA300. So we decided to produce the part from a complete block of material, even though manifolds are normally produced from casting.

We first produced a near-shape geometry of the part to demonstrate the cutting capabilities of the machine with a diameter 50 face mill and then cut the "normal" stock material from casting.

 
Manifold machining

Cutting

We used several tools in this process but the most important ones from a time perspective were:
 
  • D50 face mill with a feed rate of 15,000 mm/min and a spindle speed of 15,000 rpm
  • D4 ball mill used for finishing at 20,000 rpm with a feed rate of 2,000 mm/min
  • D3 taper ball mill used for finishing at 18,000 rpm with a feed rate of 2,000 mm/min

The total machining time for the part was 1 hour and 45 minutes
Cutting

How was this possible?

Non-cutting times are critical here and the set of technologies the DA300 is equipped with makes it the ideal machine for this type of components:
 
  • Rapid feed rate: 60 metres/minute
  • 1G acceleration
  • More dynamic and smooth direct-drive motors on the rotary axis
  • Tool change time of 0.9 seconds
  • Inertia active control allows the axes on the table and the magazine to move even faster
  • GI-Milling reduces milling time in corners (up to 15% faster machining time)
  • GI-Drilling reduces non-cutting time on drilling operations (up to 10% faster non-cutting time)
How was this possible?