New State of the Art Machinery For STW - Ordered Today

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New State of the Art Machinery For STW - Ordered Today

Post  Steam Traction World on Thu 10 May 2012, 8:09 am

Hi All,

We are pleased to let everyone know that as a forward thinking company we have invested in the future by purchasing a new CNC machine from HAAS.

The lathe we have purchased is the very newest in technology with full driven tooling. This means it not only has the normal X and Z axis, it also has a 'C' Axis for machining flats and cross holes radially (on centre) and a 'Y' axis for milling flats, drilling, tapping radially (off centre)

This means that a high majority of under 1 3/4" diameter turned jobs will no longer need secondary operations on a milling machine.

The machine also comes with the very latest servo barfeeder capable of holding multiple 1.5m lengths of bar stock. This will minimise the loading down time, therefore meaning production has the capability of conitinuing 'lights out' if needed and not only improve productivity but improve quality as many items will be coming off the machine in a single operation.

This machine will massively increase our production capability when it is delivered in around 12 weeks time.

Below are a couple of pictures and a video for anyone interested.

Regards

Dean & Steve






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Post  Tim Watson on Thu 10 May 2012, 9:48 am

No home is complete without one!

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 10 May 2012, 11:20 am

I assume the tea and buscuits come out the shoot on the right hand side?

Edit....is there a button for Coffee?

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Post  Rickster on Thu 10 May 2012, 11:54 am

You cannot expect Isobell to get in there - not at the speed it runs at anyway !!! (only joking!)

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Post  Rickster on Thu 10 May 2012, 11:55 am

Looks fantastic, should bring the lead times down a tad. So what about making a 4" ploughing engine kit then Steve/Dean ??

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Post  Brian M on Thu 10 May 2012, 12:20 pm

Looks impressive, what am I looking at... Embarassed

Only joking, it looks a nice vacuum cleaner............

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Post  Graeme81 on Thu 10 May 2012, 1:30 pm

pfft...still say you should have tried making your own...a nice myford ml7 with stepper motors and controller, you could even fit a dremel to the x axis for those fancy cuts! What a Face

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Ploughing Engine in 4" scale

Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 11 May 2012, 4:49 am

Hi Rick

Get us 10 firm sales at around 30 to 35k each and we'll start thinking about it seriously. No discount for buying a pair!

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Post  Vapor on Tue 15 May 2012, 12:42 am

Well done Steve/Dean and the rest of staff at STW, its been a long time comming but only another 12 weeks to wait.

All the best
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