Building custom machine tools with FANUC - Excalibur Tool in Grants Pass, Oregon

Published Date
October 23, 2018 - 06:30:am

Excalibur Tool, Inc., in Grants Pass, Oregon designs and builds custom CNC grinding machines for a variety of industries and applications. Whether it is a particularly difficult workpiece or extremely fast process time, the Excalibur team has the skills, experience and knowledge to design and build high-quality, value-focused grinding solutions that help their customers meet and exceed their goals. Since starting to use FANUC CNCs for their controls,
Excalibur has leveraged the power of FANUC development tools to enhance their build process and improve their customer support.
Dan Wayman, President, Excalibur Tool, Inc., takes great pride in the machines his company builds and he takes
customer support very personally. In this video he discusses the creation of a custom system for one of his clients.
Excalibur Tool, Inc. specializes in CNC factory automation and is located in Murphy, OR in the county seat of Grants Pass in southwestern Oregon.
FANUC has just launched a new area on their website called EXPERIENCE FANUC, which FANUC describes thusly : "FANUC customers of all kinds appreciate the feeling of turning on their machines every day knowing they have the most efficient and reliable manufacturing solutions available. Whether they are on the front lines using the machines in everyday production, designing and building new machines or making old machines like new again, this is a place where they can share their stories and experiences."

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

  • turning


    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.


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