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2009 Nakamura-Tome Super NTX(s), Machine # 5765
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Scotchman 4014C, Machine # 5855
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Summary: Choosing a used CNC milling machine helps you save money. However, you need to make a purchase based on certain important factors.
A milling machine is one of the most important metalworking tools that enable users to shape metal through rotating milling cutters. There are two types of milling machines, horizontal and vertical, which refers to the orientation of the main spindle. Conventionally, these machines were manually operated. However, computer numeric controls (CNC) milling machines have gained predominance owing to their enhanced ability to produce precise results. CNC milling machines make use of CAD/CAM cutter paths so as to shape metal parts as desired. These are computer programs that make use of software to perform tight tolerance cutting operations.
There are several different cutting operations that can be carried out by such a machine. Some of these include cutting grooves, shoulders, dovetails, T-slots, and more. These machines are divided into two basic categories—horizontal and vertical. It is the orientation of the spindle that determines what category a milling machine falls under. The spindle, in this context, is the shaft to which the milling cutter is attached. One would find this machine being used in machining centers, parts manufacturing units, fabrication units, and other industrial establishments. Such machines are available in a variety of sizes, and a user can select the desired size based on their specific application.
Some people tend to confuse a milling machine with a drill press. However, the basic difference between these two machines is that in a drill press, the metal piece to be machined is fixed in place while the drill moves along the metal to cut it. On the contrary, in a CNC milling machine the work-piece also moves against the rotating cutter. CNC milling machines have the ability to precisely control the movement of the cutter as well as the metal work-piece. This quality indeed sets them a class apart.
Here are a few things to consider while purchasing a used CNC milling machine:
- The first thing you need to determine is the right machine size that will suit your operations. While deciding this, don’t forget to consider projected growth in operations in the near future.
- Since a CNC machine almost entirely needs to depend on the computer control and related software to function properly, you might want to consider purchasing a machine that already includes relevant software. Some units are also available with a control that allows the operator to simply describe the part to be made and the machine builds the program itself.
- Today, the best way to buy CNC milling machines is via the internet. There are certain reputable dealers that offer used machines in top shape. These dealers offer used machines from various brands and they do business with firms all over the world. This leaves them with rich technical expertise, allowing them to rapidly fulfill your requirements pertaining to used CNC milling machines. In most cases, firms don’t just sell, but also purchase used machines.
- Need more information? Go to Superior Machinery’s main site and review our CNC Milling machines for sale, both vertical and horizontal models. Please contact us if you have any questions in your CNC Milling Machine selection, we’d be happy to help!
Model: Super NTY3 Multi Tasking Turning Center
Control: Fanuc 31iA
Condition: Very Good
- 2006 Nakamura-Tome Super NTY3 Multi Tasking Turning Center
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Summary: While CNC lathes add value to any metal working or parts manufacturing facility, the fact remains that these machines call for a significant investment. However, this problem can be countered by investing in used CNC lathes that are certainly more affordable than brand new ones.
CNC lathes make use of various tools such as drills, reamers, and boring blocks to cut and shape metal pieces to form a semi-finished or finished product. These cutting tools cut a metal block, shaping it from the inside as well as outside. While they add value to any metalworking or parts manufacturing facility, the fact remains that these machines call for a significant investment. However, this problem can be countered by investing in used CNC lathes that are certainly more affordable than brand new ones. One needs to exercise caution while purchasing any type of used machinery, and make sure to source it from a reputable firm that deals in a variety of machines.
CNC lathes have become very popular because they are capable of accurately reproducing the same work with relatively little attention by the operator. They are suitable for large-volume production as well as smaller applications. Such machines help a manufacturer to reduce dependence on manual labor, thus speeding up the process.
Before purchasing used CNC lathes, here are some points to consider:
- To begin with, you need to determine the size and capacity of the lathe. Some lathes could occupy a better part of the space available at your shop floor. If you do not have the required space, you might need to make appropriate arrangements before purchasing a lathe.
- If you are likely to deal with large volume production, a CNC lathe is a prudent choice. These lathes, once programmed to manufacture a particular component can consecutively produce thousands of parts.
- Accuracy of parts and components is another vital aspect. If you need tight tolerance machining, a CNC lathe is a perfect fit. Manual lathes are not recommended in such a case.
- If you or your staff has never worked with a CNC metal lathe before, seek out assistance from a trained instructor in order to reduce your learning curve. Or can hire an experienced operator who be able to put CNC lathe to work immediately making parts.
- It is equally vital to partner with a firm that conducts transparent dealings while selling used CNC lathes. For instance, if there is a particular component that needs repair, the seller should spell out the flaws of the machine.
Before you decide to purchase the lathe, you might want to carry out a test run of the machine to gauge the exact condition of the machine. Look for problems such as cracks, rusting, rattling etc. Used CNC lathes and other used machines can easily be purchased from reputable sellers via the internet. These firms can then ship your machine to your desired destination anywhere in the world if you request it. Superior Machinery is one of leading sellers in quality used CNC machinery and can easily be found at: http://www.superiormachinery.com/
We specialize in used CNC and conventional Metal Cutting Equipment. We also handle CNC and conventional metal fabrication, plastic injection molding, and Electric Discharge (EDM) machinery. We locate surplus machinery in plants in the U.S. and Canada and make it available to interested buyers throughout the world. If there is something you need and you don’t see it here give us a call at 989-770-4827 or send us an email.
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This is a great article from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerical_control
Numerical control (NC) refers to the automation of machine tools that are operated by abstractly programmed commands encoded on a storage medium, as opposed to controlled manually via handwheels or levers, or mechanically automated via cams alone. The first NC machines were built in the 1940s and 1950s, based on existing tools that were modified with motors that moved the controls to follow points fed into the system on punched tape. These early servomechanisms were rapidly augmented with analog and digital computers, creating the modern computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools that have revolutionized themachining processes. Numerical control (NC) refers to the automation of machine tools that are operated by abstractly programmed commands encoded on a storage medium, as opposed to controlled manually via handwheels or levers, or mechanically automated via cams alone. The first NC machines were built in the 1940s and 1950s, based on existing tools that were modified with motors that moved the controls to follow points fed into the system on punched tape. These early servomechanisms were rapidly augmented with analog and digital computers, creating the modern computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools that have revolutionized themachining processes.