Posts Tagged ‘CNC Service & Repair’

Have you considered 4 axis Water Jet Cutting?

Friday, July 6th, 2012

The main benefit of a four-axis cutting head is to compensate taper, and to make the finished edge completely vertical through the fourth axis – a rotational axis. The four-axis cutting head actually has the structure of a five axis, which purposely has one axis under manual control b the angle axis. Together with the original three-axis (X Y Z), we label them as a four-axis cutting head. Since it has the fifth angle axis under manual control, it can also perform cutting with the entire five axis.

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This specially engineered cutting head has performed remarkably in many cutting fields in reducing the processing cost due to increased operating efficiency.

Compared with our five-axis cutting head design, it has a maximum limit of a 4 degree angle with a rotational accuracy of 0.01 degrees.

For taper compensation, the distance between the cutting head and the surface of the work piece must be maintained with high accuracy. The height positioning accuracy of the four-axis is 0.01mm and the cutting accuracy is 0.1mm, which can easily meet various cutting requirements.

In the marble matching process, waterjet cutting with a four-axis cutting head design is simply amazing. When the angle of the cutting head reaches 4 degrees, the finished edge shows tremendous improvement. As can be seen from this picture, there is no gap between the two joined surface. Hence, a secondary polishing procedure is no longer required. Thereby, it increases working efficiency and reduces the production cost.

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With this improved four-axis dynamic cutting head design, it is no longer a difficult technique in marble matching. It made traditionally complex marble matching an easy job.

The same methodology is also applicable in glass straight-hole drilling. As an example, when piercing holes in glass, it is not necessary to decrease the cutting speed in order to get straight holes. The ideal effect can be achieved without changing cutting speed, and that is highly beneficial!

Need Machine Tools Service On Saturday?

Monday, March 28th, 2011

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Recently our service personnel scheduled a Saturday service call to replace the z axis bearings on a Okuma cadet.  Caldwell Machinery understands the  need to keep your CNC  machining  centers and turning centers operational.  Sometimes there just isn’t enough time during the week to fit everything in.  We also took a call on Monday telling us that the z axis was working great.

“The customer is why you go to work. If they go away, you do, too.” –David Haverford


FADAL – Spindle Repair & CNC Service

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

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TD Spindle Repair is here to support your manufacturing facility.  If your Fadal spindle is not running properly one of our spindle technicians is available to help. Sometimes we can help service  your spindle over the phone, in Southern California we can come to your shop or you can always ship the spindle to us .

We offer service on most spindle models : 7,500 RPM grease pack, 10,000 RPM grease pack or air/oil or mist lube, 15,000 RPM air/oil or mist pack with ceramic bearings.

TD Spindle Repair’s only  goal is to get your machine running.                              Fadal VMC 4020 CNC Machining R165

CNC Maintenance Programs – Increase the Life of any CNC Milling Machine

Monday, January 18th, 2010

TD Machine Tools recommends a CNC maintenance contract to keep your CNC milling and turning equipment in top working order.

A comprehensive cnc maintenance program consists of:

1)    Complete chip removal; inside and out.

2)   ATC Inspection:

  • Alignment and orientation verification
  • ATC Motor Brake Adjustment
  • Switch verification
  • Inspection of all ATC wires and Connections

3)   Spindle Inspection:

  • Spindle Alignment at 10 inches
  • TIR at 10 inches
  • Lateral Slope Test
  • Drawbar Retention Test
  • Confirmation of the Spindle Chiller working properly
  • Replace spindle chiller oil (All oils to be supplied by customer.)
  • Spindle Belt Inspection

4)   Lubrication Inspection:

  • Oil reservoir drain /clean (All oils to be supplied by customer.)
  • All fittings checked
  • All oil lines inspected

5)   Verification of proper operation all switches

6)   Level Machine and Sweep spindle

7)   Ballbar Test

When having a CNC machine maintained you can expect to schedule a day of down time.  It is required for a safe and proper machine inspection. All silicon will require 24 hours to dry properly, anyway.

Are you interested in scheduling TD Machine Tools to maintain your CNC equipment?

Our CNC maintenance program comes complete with a detailed report of all required parts and labor to bring your CNC back within factory tolerance.

Contact – TD Machine Tools