Source: Haas Automation, Inc.
On June 19, 2002, Haas Factory Outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada will host a one-day high-speed machining event to mark Haas Automation's 2nd Annual Demo Day. This will be an opportunity for the public to see the latest advances in high-speed machining equipment, tooling and CAD/CAM software being demonstrated on Haas CNC machines.
Because high-speed machining takes different forms for different industries, Haas Automation has developed five basic applications that showcase various aspects of high-speed machining. Each HFO will present live demonstrations of the applications that best suit the industries in their geographic area, and will have video demonstrations of the remaining applications. The five applications the HFOs will present are:
- A water bottle mold in hardened tool steel – cut using a Haas VF-2 VMC with 15,000-rpm spindle, 1200-ipm rapids, high-speed machining software with full look-ahead and 16 MB expanded memory
- A graphite EDM electrode for a small automotive part – cut using a Haas VF-2 with 30,000-rpm spindle, vacuum dust-extraction system, 1200-ipm rapids, high-speed machining software with full look-ahead and System 3R workholding
- An aerospace spar out of 6061 aluminum – cut using a Haas VF-2 with 15,000-rpm spindle, 1200-ipm rapids and high-speed machining software with full look-ahead
- A cutting comparison of two identical complex geometric parts in T751 aluminum – cut using a Haas Super Mini Mill with 15,000-rpm spindle, 1200-ipm rapids, high-speed machining software with full look-ahead and 16 MB expanded memory; one part will be machined using proper HSM techniques, tooling and CAD/CAM settings, the other will be machined using improper techniques, tooling and settings
- A five-axis impeller out of 1018 steel – cut on a Haas VF-4 VMC with a high-torque 10,000-rpm spindle, high-speed machining software with full look-ahead, and using a Haas TR 210 trunnion rotary table for fully interpolated 4th- and 5th-axis motion
In addition to the machining demonstrations, each HFO will present educational seminars detailing the benefits of high-speed machining, as well as illustrating the importance of proper tooling, balanced tools, proper speeds and feeds, and optimized part programs. Haas applications engineers, as well as representatives from major tooling and CAD/CAM manufacturers, will be on hand to share their insights and answer questions.
The North American network of nearly 60 Haas Factory Outlets provides the most thorough local sales, service and support in the industry. These locally owned and operated HFOs provide dedicated sales, service and training exclusively for Haas products, while delivering a consistent, professional corporate image and high-quality experience for the customer at the local level.
For more information about Haas Automation and the expanding network of Haas Factory Outlets, or to locate your local HFO, please contact Haas at 800-331-6746, or visit www.HaasCNC.com on the Internet.
Haas Automation, Inc., 2800 Sturgis Road, Oxnard, CA 93030. Tel: 805-278-1800; Fax: 805-278-2255.