Fadal to Feature Mold and Die Machining Demonstrations at EASTEC 2007

Los Angeles, California - Fadal will feature machining of medical components as well as molds and dies on its CNC vertical machining centers at EASTEC (W. Springfield, MA, May 22-24, 2007).

The new 3016FX and 4020FX VMCs, equipped with Fadal GE Fanuc 0i-MC controls, will be going through their precision machining paces on molds for consumer electronics and other products. FX machines include rigid box-way construction, Steinmeyer ETA+ dual-mounted ballscrews and advanced software for programming, operation and troubleshooting. The machines feature 1,000 IPM rapid traverse and an 8,000 RPM spindle. X/Y/Z axes travel of machines in the FX series range from 22" X 16" X 20" (559mm X 406mm X 508mm) on the 2216FX, to 40" X 20" X 20" (1016mm X 508mm X 508mm) on the 4020FX.

In addition to rapid-steel and mold machining demonstrations, a guitar neck woodcutting operation for a Taylor Guitar is planned using a second 4020FX.

The Fadal VMC 4525 with GE Fanuc 18i-MB5 control will also be exhibited. With 45" X 25" X 24" (1143mm X 635mm X 610mm) X/Y/Z travel and a 53.5" X 25" table (1359mm X 635mm), the 4525 is a robust machine with heavy cast iron construction and high-torque spindle, which reduces cycle time for heavy cutting operations including steel.

Fadal's unique Cool Power and large 40mm diameter ballscrews enable the 4525 to deliver tolerances of ±0.00016. The 4525 with Fanuc 18i MB5 control is scheduled to perform high-speed machining on a stainless steel medical part.

For more information contact: Ron Bruno, Global Marketing Director (rbruno@fadal.com) at Fadal Machining Centers, 20701 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA. Phone: 818.678.2286, www.fadal.com. Fadal is part of MAG Industrial Automation Systems.

About Fadal Machining Centers

Fadal is located in Chatsworth, California, where the company began business in 1957 as an aerospace job shop. In the 1970s, Fadal began to manufacture its own metal cutting machinery to satisfy a need for reliable and affordable equipment. Today, Fadal offers a full line of vertical machining centers from the 2216FX to the 6535 50-taper. Extensive training and support programs are offered by Fadal, including a global network of distributors trained to deliver world-class after-sales support.
Today, the Fadal brand name has worldwide recognition with more than 35,000 Fadal machines proving their value in factories around the globe. Fadal trains and works with distributors in most major industrial countries. Also see www.fadal.com

About MAG Industrial Automation Systems

MAG Industrial Automation Systems (MAG-IAS), Sterling Heights, MI, is a group of leading machine tool and systems companies serving the durable-goods industry, worldwide, with a large portfolio of highly-recognized and well-respected brands. With manufacturing operations on five continents, MAG-IAS ranks as a leader in the global metalworking capital equipment market. Also see www.mag-ias.com.

News Source:
Ron Bruno
Fadal Machining Centers
Fax: 818-678-2512

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