F3 Vertical Machining Centers

The new F3 vertical machining center is designed to provide stiffness and rigidity for chatter-free cutting, agility for high speed/hardmilling and accuracies for tight-tolerance blends and matches typical of complex, 3-D contoured geometry associated with die/mold and medical production.

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Product Family

Table Size33.5" x 19.7"850 x 500 mm
X25.6"650 mm
Y19.7"500 mm
Z17.7"450 mm
Spindle RPM2000020000
Rapid Traverse787 ipm19,990 mm/min
Cutting Feedrate787 ipm787 ipm
Maximum Workpiece25.6" x 19.7" x 17.7"650 x 500 x 450 mm
Maximum Payload1,432 lbs1,432 lbs
ATC Capacity3030
Tool to Tool
Chip to Chip
Maximum Tool Length11.8"11.8"
Maximum Tool Diameter4.72"4.72"
Maximum Tool Weight17.6 lbs8 kgs

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The machine design begins with a unique axis configuration—featuring no overhangs—and incorporates large castings that provide a robust cutting platform. It then integrates 8mm-fine pitch ballscrews and 0.05 micron scale feedback, as standard equipment, enabling the F3 machine to provide superior precision. Together these features reduce variability for hours of continuous, tight tolerance machining. The F3 offers positioning accuracies to within ±0.000060 inch (0.0015mm) and repeatability of ±0.000040 inch (0.001mm).

Included in the standard configuration of the F3 machine is a highly productive 20,000-rpm, HSK-63A spindle, which incorporates Makino’s patented core-cooling, under-race and jacket spindle temperature control system. The two-range spindle supplies unique, wide-range capability with the stiffness and rigidity at lower ranges for roughing operations, and vibration/chatter-free production of small details and fine features when utilizing small tools at high rpm.

The F3 utilizes the Makino Professional 5 control, which affords the perfect blend of a Windows CE operating system’s graphical user interface (GUI), touch-screen selection offering instant access to information literally at your fingertip, user-friendly, efficient PC-like capability for data management and editing, and the networking and storage capability of a data center.

Also featured in the F3 is Makino’s proprietary, next-generation Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.4) software—developed specifically for high-feedrate, tight-tolerance machining of complex, 3-D contoured shapes involving continuous tiny blocks of NC data—that ensures production rates faster than standard CNC systems while maintaining high accuracy. SGI.4 helps provide the lowest cycle times and costs achievable by reducing machining cycle times on dies, complex cavities and cores, and medical parts by as much as 40 percent when compared to most other control technologies.

The machine delivers positioning accuracies and repeatability in the microns, the spindle ensures capability to address a wide variety of tooling and machining applications, and SGI.4 provides unsurpassed accuracy and speed in tough, challenging, complex geometries. This platform is an ideal choice for shops looking to get top-shelf machining performance and superior machining results at a reasonable investment—a real value proposition.

The new F3 vertical machining center is designed to provide stiffness and rigidity for chatter-free cutting, agility for high speed/hardmilling and accuracies for tight-tolerance blends and matches typical of complex, 3-D contoured geometry associated with die/mold and medical production.

 

Standard Features
* 20,000-rpm, HSK-63A Spindle
* Scale Feedback for X-, Y- and Z-Axes
* Thirty (30)-Tool Magazine
* ATC Shutter
* Automatic Air Blow
* Nozzle Coolant
* Rear Coolant Tank with Chip Augers
* Professional 5 Control
* Super Geometric Intelligence Control (SGI.4)
* Data Center (160 MB)
* Part Program Storage (160 Meters)
* Program Numbers (120)
* Rigid Tapping
* Centralized Auto Grease
* Fully Enclosed Splash Guard
* Fixed Manual Pulse Generator
* Air Dryer
* Helical Interpolation
* Programming Data Input (G10)
* Tool Offset Pairs (64 Total)
* Tool Offset Memory C
* Cutter Compensation C
* Run Hour Meter Package

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