Bedfordshire subcontractor, Anotronic, specialises in machining exotic materials such as titanium alloys, nickel alloys and CPM10V – a 9.75% vanadium tool steel that is four times tougher than D2. To reap the benefits of 5-axis machining in these difficult applications, production director Martin White recently installed a Hurco VM10U vertical machining centre. Solutions reports
For Anotronic, the ability to produce in three operations on the 5-axis machine components that previously needed nine separate set-ups has been invaluable.
Accumulative tolerance errors are all but eliminated and the potential for damaging the part through repeated handling and reclamping is much lower. Scrap rates […]