Micromachining Center manufactures precise, detailed parts.

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Constructed on 10 in. granite base, vertically-oriented Hyper2J weighs 11,020 lb and incorporates finished integral guideways. Each axis, capable of submicrometer movement, achieves 472 ipm feedrate while eliminating effects of heat generated by servo motors and ballscrews. With XYZ travel of 7.87 x 5.9 x 5.9 in., center handles up to 88 lb workpiece on 11.8 x 7.87 in. work table and delivers ±0.3 micron positioning accuracy and ±0.2 micron repeatability.

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Makino's Hyper2J Delivers Hyper Precision

Delivering Micromachining Capability

AUBURN HILLS, MI-September, 2004-The Makino Hyper2J ultra-high accuracy micromachining center was created, designed and built to meet the extremely rigorous machining needs of research institutes and prototyping shops involved in the manufacturing of precise and detailed parts. Items such as medical instruments, biotechnology products, semi-conductor devices, fiber optical communications and optical products like liquid crystal displays and aspherical lenses are among those products ideally developed on the Hyper2J.

In meeting the need of cutting-edge industries, this vertically-oriented machine achieves accuracies and surface finishes that have been previously unattainable. The Hyper2J will be demonstrated at the EDM Pavilion on Booth #4110 of Hall D at the 2004 International Manufacturing Technology Show (DVITS) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, September 8 through 15.

Features and Benefits
Constructed on a 10-inch (250 mm) granite base for outstanding vibration isolation and superb thermal conductivity control, the Hyper2J is built for precision. The machine structure weighs 11,020 pounds (5,000 kg) and incorporates meticulously-finished integral guideways that provide exceptionally high machine rigidity to deliver outstanding submicron accuracy.

Each axis is capable of submicrometer movement, yet achieves a quick 472 ipm (12 m/min.) rapid and feedrate while eliminating the effects of heat generated by the servo motors and ballscrews. Equipped with an 0.000019 inch (0.5 nanometer) scale feedback and built to exacting alignments, the Makino Hyper2J boasts a positioning accuracy of +/- 0.3 microns (+/- 0.000012 inch), with a repeatability accuracy of +/- 0.2 microns (+/- 0.0000078 inch).

With an X-, Y- and Z-axis travel of 7.87 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches (200 mm x 150 mm x 150 mm), the Hyper2J can handle up to an 88 pound (40kg) workpiece on a work table size of 11.8 x 7.87 inches (300 x 200 mm). The Hyper2J ultrahigh accuracy micromachining center is standardly equipped with a very low vibration, direct-chucking 40,000 RPM spindle, with an optional 170,000 rpm spindle available for ultra-fine machining applications.

The direct chucking feature eliminates the need for a tool holder or collet, thereby minimizing rotational vibration. This provides for exceptional surface finishes and extended tool life. A six tool, direct exchange, automatic tool changer (ATC) is part of the standard configuration with an optional capacity for up to 42 tools.

Both a contacting tool length measurement system and a non-contacting spindle position measuring device are provided. These features work in unison to discriminatingly correct the tool tip position and minimize microscopic level differences in machined surfaces.

As an option, the entire machine can be enclosed in a "thermal chamber" for exacting control of both environmental and machine influence on its submicron accuracy.

Unmatched Control Capability
Makino's Professional 5 Control provides the perfect blend of a Windows® CE graphical user interface (GUI) with the networking and storage capability of a data center and the proven stability of Fanuc hardware. It offers a highly integrated, embedded control system capable of fast execution of commands, high reliability, flexibility, integration capability and ease of operation.

Advanced data management technology and Makino's proprietary, next generation Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.4) servo control was conceived specifically to provide exceptionally smooth machined surfaces. This is especially true in high-feedrate machining of complex 3-D shapes involving continuous tiny blocks of NC data.

This technology delivers the highest three-dimensional accuracies and the lowest cycle times available. This blend of control technology and machine design maintains exceptional accuracy and produces surface finishes with the Hyper2J that only a machine designed for ultra-high accuracy micromachining capability can provide.

Other Makino technology will also be on display at the main Makino Booth #8400 in Hall A of the South Building.

Makino is a global provider of advanced machining technology and application support for the metalcutting and die/mold industries, dedicated to driving out more costs from your manufacturing operation than any other competitive machine tool manufacturer. Makino manufacturing and service centers are located in the United States, Japan, Germany, Singapore, Italy, France, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, China, Mexico, Brazil and India, and are supported by a worldwide distributor network. For more information call 1.800.552.3288, or visit Makino on the Web at www.makino.com.

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