The West Coast headquarters of Gosiger Inc. is overseeing placement of the first HHV-2 universal machining center for bar or extrusion components from Modig Machine Tool, Sweden. Gosiger exclusively represents Modig in California.
The high-precision machine will reside in the Carson, Calif., facility of Hydroform USA. According to Hydroform President Chester Jablonski, “Our one goal is to make America strong by providing direct support to the aerospace industry. To better serve our customers we continuously add new technologies, like this Modig machining center, to our 150,000 square foot facility.”
Once installation is completed, the HHV-2 machining center will be available for customer demos through Gosiger’s Cypress, Calif., West Coast headquarters.
“We’re very excited to be associated with Modig,” said Gosiger West Region President Brad Gecowets. “These products provide unique processing capabilities and unprecedented speed that revolutionize the way aerostructure components are manufactured.”
The Modig HHV-2 accommodates aluminum and carbon fiber parts up to 60 feet long and, according to Modig, reduces cycle times by 40 to 60 percent compared to standard machining centers. A patented rotary chuck design controls the reference jaw through the CNC, making it possible to clamp surfaces to a new position or already pre-joggled parts. Feed rates are from 0 to 60 meters per minute.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
Workholding device that affixes to a mill, lathe or drill-press spindle. It holds a tool or workpiece by one end, allowing it to be rotated. May also be fitted to the machine table to hold a workpiece. Two or more adjustable jaws actually hold the tool or part. May be actuated manually, pneumatically, hydraulically or electrically. See collet.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
Conversion of an ingot or billet into lengths of uniform cross section by forcing metal to flow plastically through a die orifice.
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.
- machining center
CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.