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Advance CNC Machining recently installed a 2nd 5-axis CNC machine, another DMG Mori DMU 50 Mill, and we are really excited about our expanded capabilities! Five axis machining is perfect for industries that require parts with high precision and often complex shapes. Parts such as impellers, propellers and turbines are a really great fit for our newest machine.
Advance CNC Machining has added a SmartScope® Quest™ 300 to our extensive collection of inspection equipment. The SmartScope Quest offers touch-probe, video and laser sensing systems, including the TeleStar TTL laser system which make both contact and non-contact inspection possible. This state-of-the art bench-top, multi-sensor measurement system will help us to reduce our inspection time per part from around 2o to 3 minutes per part!
“Lights out” CNC machining is a process that involves the use of technology to remove the need for continuous operator attention. Some machines can run unattended for several hours overnight or some for a full weekend.
In a machine shop, lights-out manufacturing often means adding multi-pallet system technology to a machine to make it possible to run unattended without a machinist being present. Although it may sound like a simple concept, lights-out manufacturing involves extensive planning, the best equipment, experienced machinists and a commitment to quality to reap any benefits.
We are able to provide our customers with shorter lead times and even more competitive pricing because of our investment in lights-out technology. This allows us to manufacture parts even when we’re not here.
On the CNC milling side, we can machine for up to 14 hours unattended depending on the part that we are making. Our multi-pallet machines include amazing technology from and Makino and Matsuura.
Our newest machine, the Matsuura H.Plus-300 is perfect for lights-out machining. With an 11-pallet changer system and the largest work envelope in its class, the H.Plus 300 delivers high speed cutting and accuracy.
Our CNC Swiss screw machines already have 12 foot bar feeders on them that have allowed us to run parts when no one is at the machine. These machines are made by DMG Mori.
With more and more American manufacturers coming to us to make their parts, we will continue to invest in technology to help them be competitive in the marketplace.
Advance CNC Machining has been featured in an article entitled “Adding Swiss to the Machining Mix” in the December issue of Production Machining Magazine. We had the opportunity to share our experiences about expanding our operational variety by adding Swiss-type machining capabilities to our horizontal and vertical machining options.
In 2012 Advance CNC Machining’s VP of Manufacturing, Kyle Dunaway, took a trip to IMTS and fell in love with a CNC Swiss-type machine. Two years and four DMG Mori Swiss machines later, Swiss machining has come to represent 40% of our business. Advance has committed to continuing to advance this capability by using cutting edge technology and sending our staff out for expert training at the DMG Training Academy in Chicago.
The addition of Swiss machines has allowed Advance CNC Machining to shorten cycle times and increase value for customers who require small or intricate parts with tight tolerances.
Production Machining, the leading journal in the precision turned parts industry, is Gardner Business Media’s monthly business to business magazine with over 20,600 print subscribers. The publication is distributed to management, engineering, quality control and purchasing personnel in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas. It produces content on new product technology, operational best practices, market intelligence and industry news.
We are excited to have been featured in Production Machining Magazine and to be recognized for our developing experience in Swiss and micromachining. You can read the full article in the December issue of Production Machining magazine or by clicking here. Or give us a call to request your own copy.