CNC machine suggestions needed
Close
Login to Your Account
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Country
    INDIA
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default CNC machine suggestions needed

    Hi we are looking to start a machine shop and are looking for suggestions on brand of machines to buy. Parts will be aerospace instrumentation parts and mostly aluminum. generally working with a positional tolerance of 0.1mm and bores of H7 class. We are looking for a VMC with at least 12K spindle, HSK-63 A, 30 tools, 1000x500x500 stroke, 18/22 Kw power etc. May be one more VMC with 4th axis and also a 500 pallet HMC to begin with.

    We want to buy all these machines from a single brand. We may even add few more machines of same brand ever year.

    Does any one have any recommendation on brand of machine to go for. Preferable non Japanese machines.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Utah
    Posts
    3,341
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    926
    Likes (Received)
    1863

    Default

    I would recommend something along the lines of your requirements. This post seems a little too informed to be asking a very generic question.

    R

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Country
    INDIA
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default

    Thank you for the replay.

    Basically I am looking for feedback from people using machines of above spec and doing similar parts. I have spoken to many suppliers and all of the claim best performance and accuracy. But could not talk to any user of these machines. All my experience is on jananese machines like Makino, Mori, Mazaks etc. Looking for similar capable machines from non Japanese machines

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts
    5,353
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Why no Japanese machines? That's going to severely limit your choices to European only. And you would need to find one that has good local agency to you.

    Regards Phil.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Country
    INDIA
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by machtool View Post
    Why no Japanese machines?
    Regards Phil.
    There are some parts which can not be made on Japanese machines because of policy issues.

    We are considering Doosan, hwacheon and Wele. All are Korian brands. Any users of these machines?. I believe Wele machines are sold as Toyoda in USA. Any European or American machines that are worth looking at?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts
    5,353
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by skn View Post
    There are some parts which can not be made on Japanese machines because of policy issues.
    That must be an internal policy? I'm not aware of any boycott India - Japan.

    The old phrase, "bite your own nose off, despite your face" comes to mind.. This "aerospace instrumentation", you mentioned. Any chance that falls under ITAR rules? Japanese are really switched on to that since that Mitutoyo / Iran thing of just more than a decade ago. (2006).

    There's more to this Non-Japanese thing, than you are telling us. You just discounted 75% of the market.

    There has to be an underlying reason, as to why you can't go Japanese. Wouldn't the matter of fact be, they wont sell to you because of your place in the industry?

  7. Likes doug925 liked this post
  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts
    5,353
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by skn View Post
    I believe Wele machines are sold as Toyoda in USA.
    That is true. About WELE | ToyodaToyoda Americas

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,475
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    645
    Likes (Received)
    1639

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by skn View Post
    Preferable non Japanese machines.

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Country
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Posts
    691
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    316

    Default

    Hermle and Chiron ?

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Cottage Grove, MN 55016
    Posts
    7,086
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    3797
    Likes (Received)
    4228

    Default

    Something smells fishy to me, but how about a German company with a factory in Turkey?

    Company Video - SPINNER Werkzeugmaschinen

    Home - SPINNER Werkzeugmaschinen The Turkish factory has a group of highly skilled scrapers working there who had a great teacher :-)

  12. Likes cameraman liked this post
  13. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,940
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2590
    Likes (Received)
    518

    Default

    Scores of Taiwanese machines that are basically variants of things put out by QUASER (certainly meets your tolerances and production requirements ) (Shrugging shoulders ? ). You might have to order from Australia ?

    Now I'm wondering if OP is really in INDIA lol / ;-)

    __________________________________________________ ________________

    QUASER MACHINE TOOLS, INC.

    ^^^ Quaser HMC's

    The also have good pallet systems for 5 axis set ups.

    You can keep buying machines from those guys till the cows come home. Stay in brand but have generally choice of control from the usual Fanuc, Siemens, Heidenhain (with spindle / mechatronic upgrades).

    http://tribology-abc.com/calculators/iso_holes.htm

    H7 ^^^ (not challenging at all)


    @SKN is the 18/22 Kw power requirement designed to filter out HAAS-power? There are three locations in INDIA for HAAS ? "Aerospace instrumentation parts" = HAAS … You are NOT making wackadoodle new types of aerofan blades nor tricky long turbine blades etc nor critical structural components.



    _______________________________



    Just to light the soggy blue touch paper with a janky lighter ... Hermle and Chiron and even Spinner would be total overkill. 0.1 mm that's 100 micron (nearly 4 thousandths of an inch 0.0039" )... H7 isn't that like 30 micron ? That's really really easy the only thing that I forsee is metal removal rates and spindle speed and range of torque required being something that you might have to pull focus on as that could dramatically effect the performance of your business.


    Even Elon Musk uses HAAS 4th HMCs for rocket engine components (mainly expansion nozzles and the like).
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _

  14. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,940
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2590
    Likes (Received)
    518

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard King View Post
    Something smells fishy to me, but how about a German company with a factory in Turkey?

    Company Video - SPINNER Werkzeugmaschinen

    Home - SPINNER Werkzeugmaschinen The Turkish factory has a group of highly skilled scrapers working there who had a great teacher :-)
    That is super awesome... [Spinner seem to be gaining traction nicely in Europe outside of Germany, but tricky to penetrate US market sustainably]. Did you got to Turkey ? I've been there but not for Machine tool reasons (amazing country when I was there (now much more troubled)). Turkey seems to be a major hub for all things machine tool.

    If I was a bit more organized I'd have signed up for your scraping class.

  15. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Cottage Grove, MN 55016
    Posts
    7,086
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    3797
    Likes (Received)
    4228

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cameraman View Post
    That is super awesome... [Spinner seem to be gaining traction nicely in Europe outside of Germany, but tricky to penetrate US market sustainably]. Did you got to Turkey ? I've been there but not for Machine tool reasons (amazing country when I was there (now much more troubled)). Turkey seems to be a major hub for all things machine tool.

    If I was a bit more organized I'd have signed up for your scraping class.
    Yes...this is on my website: (Handscraping.com)

    "Machine tools are the basis of all industrial production. Neither car industry, medical health nor aeronautics could exist without precise machine-tools. And you should supply these precision factors with perfect scraping and alignment.
    King Way has proved to be a most reliable and effective member of the scraping methods at our company. Our workers have learnt right technique of scraping and have been a good member of known power and hand scraping.

    I strongly recommend King Way. It is excellent for anyone who is doing machine rebuilding and production machine tools. I would gladly answer any request for further information about King Way."
    Muharrem S. ERBERDI
    Assembly / Mechanical Engineer • Spinner Machine Tools Company • Istanbul/TURKEY


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
2