Standard XT3-600x1350 Performance 3-axis Turning Center (X,Z+C-axis):
A 3-axis turning center is a type of computer numerical control (CNC) machine used for precision machining of complex parts. It is capable of performing turning operations on three axes: X, Y, and Z.
The X-axis controls the horizontal movement of the cutting tool, the Y-axis controls the vertical movement, and the Z-axis controls the longitudinal movement of the workpiece. With these three axes, the machine can make precise cuts at different angles and depths, producing a variety of shapes and contours.
The turning center consists of a bed, which holds the workpiece and the cutting tool. The bed is mounted on a base, which houses the control system and the electrical and mechanical components. The cutting tool is held in a tool turret, which can be rotated to bring the desired tool into position for cutting.
The machine is controlled by a computer program that specifies the tool path, cutting speed, and other parameters. The program can be created manually, or generated automatically from a CAD/CAM software package.
Some advanced 3-axis turning centers are also equipped with live tooling, which allows for milling, drilling, and tapping operations to be performed in addition to turning. This adds to the machine's versatility and allows for more complex parts to be manufactured with fewer setups.
Overall, 3-axis turning centers are versatile and efficient machines that can produce complex parts with high precision and accuracy. They are widely used in the manufacturing industry for a variety of applications.
Machines are strictly built on order. (Build-on-Demand)
Delivery 10-14 Weeks from Deposit
Using a 3-axis turning center involves several steps, including setting up the machine, programming it, and operating it.
Here are the general steps for using a 3-axis turning center:
Set up the machine: Begin by setting up the machine, including securing the workpiece on the chuck and aligning the tool turret to the workpiece. Make sure the cutting tool is in good condition and properly inserted into the tool holder.
Program the machine: Create a CNC program using a software package, such as CAM or G-code, that defines the cutting tool path, cutting speed, feed rate, and other parameters. Load the program onto the machine using a USB drive or network connection.
Test the program: Before running the program on the actual workpiece, perform a simulation using a software program or the machine's built-in simulation function. This allows you to detect and correct any errors before they cause damage to the workpiece or the machine.
Run the program: Once you have tested the program and verified that everything is correct, run the program on the machine. The machine will automatically perform the cutting operations according to the program.
Monitor the operation: While the machine is running, monitor the operation to ensure that everything is going smoothly. Check the progress of the cutting operation, as well as the condition of the tool and workpiece. Make adjustments as needed to optimize the cutting performance.
Finish the operation: Once the cutting operation is complete, stop the machine and remove the finished part from the chuck. Clean the machine and any debris that may have accumulated during the cutting operation.
Repeat the process: Repeat the process as needed for each new workpiece, making sure to set up the machine and program it correctly each time.
Overall, using a 3-axis turning center requires technical expertise and attention to detail to ensure high-quality and efficient cutting operations. With proper setup, programming, and operation, a 3-axis turning center can produce complex parts with high precision and accuracy.
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