Machining, Measurement, and Control Laboratory

High Productive Machining of Cubic-Cylinder Parts by Multi-Task Machine
Toshiyuki Muraki, Toshihito Okuda (Yamazaki Mazak Corp.)
Yoshiaki Kakino (Kyoto University)

The multi-task machine tool has been developed with a spindle unit capable of performing milling operations with a 70mm diameter tool. As a machining test, a mechanical part consisting of both axis-symmetric and axis-asymmetric geometries is machined by using this machine. Machining test results show that the production performance is significantly improved with respect to the machining productivity and the production lead-time, compared to conventional cases where both an NC lathe and a machining center must be used.

Keywords:   Cubic-cylinder parts, multi-task machine, turning, milling, motion accuracy, cutting performance.