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Okuma, Machining Challenging Metals, Automation Video

Cryogenic Machining: Coolest Video

April 8, 2016

Machining titanium and other exotic materials presents a number of challenges, and although there are many conventional techniques that help in this process, this video presents a unique, unconventional approach: Cryogenics.

Simply put, this system from 5ME chills the cutting tool to -321º F. This allows the Okuma MA-600HII machining center to reduce the cycle time required to machine an aerospace structural piece by more than half while dropping the overall manufacturing cost by 30%.

According to 5ME this process:

  • Increases processing speed up to 5 times
  • Reduces tool wear
  • Improves part quality
  • Protects the environment
  • Eliminates flood coolant costs
  • Lowers overall production costs


Gosiger engineers and applications specialists can help you find unique solutions like this for your greatest production challenges. To learn more visit www.gosiger.com.