GROB Systems to Demonstrate Challenging Aerospace, Medical and Mold 5-Axis Machining Applications at IMTS 2022
Bluffton, OH – GROB Systems, Inc., a global leader in the development of manufacturing systems and machine tools, announced it will demonstrate a range of 5-Axis machining applications on its compact G350 Generation 2 Universal Machining Center at IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) Booth #431400 (shared booth with YG-1 Tool Co.) at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from September 12-17 this year. Attendees can see how GROB meets and exceeds the demands of aerospace, medical and die/ mold machining, and GROB personnel will be on-hand to answer specific customer application questions.
GROB machining centers are made in the U.S.A. at the GROB Systems 400,000 sq. ft. full production facility in Ohio, and can include advanced automation solutions for dramatically increased productivity. The GROB G350 on display at the show will include a dynamic rotary table with a 200 rpm B-Axis with infinite rotation, and a maximum rotation of 360° in the A-Axis. This G350 Generation 2 machining center is equipped with a Siemens 840D sl control, 16k rpm spindle, 117-tool holding capacity, and a HSK-A63 tool interface. The GROB G350 will feature a pyramid fixture holding 3 parts at once — one each for an aerospace, medical, and mold part.
Multiple machining demonstrations will be held throughout each day on the G350 5-axis universal machine, and three applications will be featured:
- Aerospace IBR/ Blisk Segment machined from titanium will showcase the ability to rough and finish on the same machine resulting in high precision. Fast and accurate rotary axes will produce an excellent finish on the leading and trailing edge of the blade, and accurate tool-to-tool blending will generate a smooth blade-to-hub blend.
- Medical Bone Plate machined from titanium will also demonstrate the ability to rough and finish on the same machine to produce a complete part in one setup. The finished part will be held by two small tabs, so part removal by hand is fast and easy. With the GROB G350 machine’s unmatched part accessibility via its tapered spindle nose and positive angle reaching capability, challenging features can easily be reached.
- Injection Mold machined out of P20 mold steel has many adjoining part features that require high machine accuracy for smooth surface blending. The G350 machining center’s horizontal spindle design and multiple coolant functions will also prevent the recutting of chips during the machining of a pocket feature.
About GROB Systems
For over 90 years, GROB has been known worldwide for the development and manufacturing of machines and production lines. GROB has in its portfolio several universal 5-axis machining centers as well as a variety of automation solutions. The unique retractable spindle provides unmatched accessibility to the work piece, is the most rigid when extended to the workpiece, and even allows for upside-down machining which provides superior chip control. The Z-axis design also allows tool changes to happen outside of the work area which enables users to machine the largest part that fits in the machine regardless of tool length requirements.
GROB is a family-owned company with global headquarters located near Munich, Germany and has full manufacturing capabilities in the United States, Germany, Brazil, China, and Italy. More than 600 employees at the 400,000 square foot U.S.A. facility in Bluffton, Ohio support GROB customers across North America.