MARLIN STEEL WIRE PRODUCTS has declared the procurement of a new HAAS 3VF Machining Center. The new CNC mill was developed in the USA and will help the company to accelerate the production of 40”x20”x 25” or smaller-sized machined robotic parts, reducing the delivery dates to less than a week.
Drew Greenblatt, President of Marlin Steel, stated that quick delivery of components will enable the company to stick to high-speed shipments. The quality of components can be maintained as the CNC mill offers 0.005 mm of positioning tolerances and 0.003 mm of repeatability tolerances. He added that the company has invested in the new Intuitive Probing System for automated inspection and accurate setting of component and tool, resulting in increased cutting speed.
According to Kash Alur, one of the chief mechanical engineers leading the integration and functioning of the new machining center, the automated 40-tool changer will enhance the speed of the equipment since their operators and tooling builders need not focus on altering the blades on the spindle. He added that the 40-tool changer takes 3.6 seconds between two chips and its automated workflow will compress their shipment dates.
Tony Witt, mechanical engineer at Marlin Wire, stated that each design will be included directly in the machine so that precise components can be quickly developed without typo errors.
According to Chris Elwood, one of the manufacturing engineers at Marlin Steel, the production floor space was expanded by 75% to cope with swelling procurement orders for wire forms, tailored wire baskets and sheet metal development. He stated that the mill will enable them to augment production, leading to client satisfaction and superior quality. The HAAS has a programmable coolant nozzle and does not require the presence of an operator for cooling the components.
The mill is covered by a tough sheet metal envelope so that the components will be developed on a sturdy frame, assuring superior quality. The machine operates at a high speed and its spindle operates at 7500 rpm.