July 16, 2013
Many CNC machine shops have discovered that diversifying into new industries and, consequently, expanding the kinds of parts they produce is a key to growth in good times and a way to survive when the economy suffers. In many cases this means breaking out of their comfort zones and taking on more challenging work. When a company that traditionally makes fairly simple parts expands into aerospace, medical or other markets that have more complex and closer tolerance parts, they need to carefully consider what it takes to compete.
Gosiger 3-D Applications Engineer Brian Stall offers these tips for milling complex parts:
Watch the video below of a 160 mm Impeller machined on an Okuma MU-500VA, 5-axis vertical machining center, programmed by Brian Stall with Esprit and using Sandvik Coromant tooling, along with SuperNurbs, TCPC, and TCPC II options.
Brian and other Gosiger applications experts regularly help customers find the best ways to machine complex parts and grow their businesses. Contact Gosiger today to learn more.