What older HMC models/options can support modern HSM machining?
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    Default What older HMC models/options can support modern HSM machining?

    I am in the market for a couple used HMCís for a new product line. The product at this point canít justify new machines so Iím looking at the used market. On paper it seems like late 90ís to early 2000ís are a good value. My concern is can they keep up both in terms of code processing and chip evacuation of modern style machining techniques.
    I have run an early 90ís H400 and it was definitely not up to the task, especially in the chip management side.

    I would need things like tool and work probe capability, and at least 10k spindle. Part material will be 4000 steel, some Ti, and aluminum. All smaller parts. Looking at 400mm machines.

    So, what models, and what options should I be searching for? Would say a HTC400 from Ď99 be up to the task? Thanks guys!!

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    Is this a dumb question?
    Around what years and/or models did manufacturers adapt machines to the "modern" architecture?
    Are the advances more centered around a control, or combination of control and machine?

    Thanks
    Chris

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    2004 HCN has at least 10K rpm. Couldn't find any older nexus than that.


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