PRODUCT SHOWCASE: MAG Learning Lab Details Recent Advancements in Minimum Quantity Cryogenics Machining
September 06, 2012
MAG will demonstrate its Minimum Quantity Cryogenics (MQC) machining technology and explain its capabilities and advantages in a Learning Lab at the company’s booth during the IMTS show in Chicago. MQC will be demonstrated on a new MAG 5-axis HMC 1600, as well as on a customer’s VMC that has been retrofitted, utilizing various difficult-to-machine metal and composite workpieces. Recently approved by the U.S. government for roughing titanium components for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, the revolutionary technology is now available as an option on new MAG machines or in retrofit kits for existing MAG machines.
Unique in the industry, multi-patented MQC technology facilitates increased process speeds, lower cutting forces, longer tool life, and reduced heat. It is also eco-friendly, yielding dry chips without releasing coolant mist or greenhouse gases. MQC delivers liquid nitrogen at -321°F (-196°C) through the spindle, directly to the tool tip and cutting zone.
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