Modern Machine Shop

JAN 2017

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90 MMS January 2017 mmsonline.com BETTER PRODUCTION Shops Using Technology FORT WALTON MACHINING PROBLEM Could only process smaller aero- space parts without investing in large, expensive-to-operate equipment SOLUTION Vortex horizontal profiler 160 from Mazak RESULTS Increased part size capabilities, improved cut tolerance and finish E D ITO R E M I LY PRO B S T, e p r o b s t @ m m s o n l i n e.c o m Precision Profiler Opens Opportunity for Larger Aerospace Parts I n today's aerospace market, shops typically have two options: Cut aircraft structural com- ponents shorter than 11 feet long using five-axis Fort Walton Machining's VHP 160 features two- table changing capability for continuous, uninter- rupted operations. If needed, the shop can expand its single-machine, two-table configuration into a manufacturing cell with the addition of both tables and machines.

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