By Jemima Owen-Jones2017-08-08T09:08:00+01:00
US-based technology developers, 5ME® and Doosan Machine Tools America have partnered to showcase the advantages of cryogenic machining.
As a result of this strategic alliance agreement, 5ME’s cryogenic machining technology is now offered as an option across a variety of Doosan machine tool platforms.
5ME’s unique, cryogenic machining process technology enables higher metal removal rates and longer tool life by delivering liquid nitrogen -321°F through the spindle/turret, cutter body, cutting tool, and directly to the cutting edge. This environmentally friendly machining technology increases throughput, part quality, tool life, and profitability, while eliminating cutting fluids and reducing energy consumption.
In Q4 2017, Doosan will sponsor an open house at 5ME’s centre in Warren, Michigan, during which a NHP6300 4-Axis HMC equipped with 5ME cryogenics will be cutting a range of tough-to-machine materials commonly used throughout the Aerospace and defence, auto, construction, agriculture, mining, die mould, and energy industries.
Henry Kim, Director DMTA Product Engineering, said, “This partnership gives us the opportunity to show the productivity-boosting, quality-enhancing, energy-saving attributes of 5ME’s cryogenic machining technology, and assist manufacturers in their quest to process the materials of tomorrow with technology that’s available today.”
Liquid nitrogen technology enables longer tool life and higher cutting speeds.
US-based heavy industrial construction company Saulsbury Industries has been awarded a contract to work on a 200 million standard cubic feet per day natural gas cryogenic processing facility in New Mexico.
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