30,000–40,000-rpm high-speed cutting capability, dynamic response, superior stability, on-board cooling, vibration damp- ing and automation adaptability. In addition it had to present a user-friendly Windows working environment with substantial on-board memory in a CNC without external devices for down- loading complex programs and, above all, high precision. However, when the company was founded by a man, Rich- ard Moore, who is credited with “adding a decimal place to the precision of the machining industry,” that last requirement is practically a given. Moore took a “from the ground up” approach in developing its fi ve-sided precision (FSP) line of machining centers. They reviewed all the cutting parameters of their prime markets. Speed and accuracy were considered carefully when evaluating the needs of working in different materials along with the differing requirements of production and part accuracy. After all, the requirements of machining aluminum and titanium with high production rates can differ when compared to the intricate contours and features of mold
Moore Tool designed the machine to handle the most sophisticated designs of blisks (bladed disks), IBRs (integrally bladed rotors) and other precision components like impellers for the turbo machinery, scroll compressor, and aerospace markets.
components produced directly in hardened steel. When you add in requirements for effi cient graphite machining, the chal- lenges are quite signifi cant.
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Automated & Robotic Blasting Systems
Large or small, Guyson robotic blast machines precisely execute critical surface treatment routines to deliver the most consistent quality. At the same time, you eliminate set-up delays, reduce energy use, minimize cycle times and cut processing costs.
The need for a combination of high-precision and high material removal rates was obvious. Plus, the complex contour surface profi ling on leading and trailing edges of blades and especially blisks and IBRs, where pocket profi ling is most challenging, made a high-speed proces- sor essential to maintain acceptable feed rates. The machine confi guration, especially as it relates to the position and confi guration of the rotary tables and spindle, would be a key to both the high production and precision needs of Moore’s customers. The FSP300X fi ve-axis machining
center became the showcase member of this line, bringing together all of the de- signs elements required for its precision machining requirements. The FSP300X has acceleration to 1.7 G in fi ve-axis mode and features 24 and 44-position toolchangers with laser toolsetter, preci- sion spindle with HSK40E taper and a Siemens Sinumerik 840D CNC to handle all the particular needs of its key markets for precision component manufacture in a high-production environment. Plus, the FSP300X offers the fl exibility to perform highly complex operations on one-off runs at a cost competitive level.