Most people’s encounters with CNC machining happen either before factory installation—in advertisements or at tradeshows—or afterward, when the machine is already up and running.
Unless you take part in an installation personally, you don’t often get the opportunity to see all the intermediate steps: prepping the factory floor, unloading the machine, bringing it into the facility and getting it in place.
Fortunately, Norwegian drone manufacturer, GRIFF Aviation recently released a video documenting the company’s receipt and installation of a Mazak Integrex i-400 multi-tasking machine.
The Integrex i-400 combines the capabilities of a turning center and 5-axis machining center with the aim of enabling part production in a single setup. It weighs over 20 tons, which made the installation a challenge, to say the least.
According to GRIFF Aviation, using the Integrex i-400 will enable the company to produce a complete set of drone parts in 48 hours.
For more information, visit the websites for Mazak and GRIFF Aviation.
| An engineering.com release || April 12, 2017 |||