Large components and complex geometries—in heavy machining, this combination is far from being rare and always synonymous with a high expenditure of time and rising costs. The reason is that the various machining processes from turning to gear cutting are frequently performed in different machines that are not entirely interlinked with one another.
With its vertical turning/milling center VMC 450-5 MT, EMAG Leipzig breaks the vicious circle in an impressive manner: All turning, milling, drilling and gear cutting processes take place in a single machining area. To achieve this, the machine is equipped with five axes. This results in shorter throughput times and a minimal tooling effort—with increasing component quality and diversity.