One of the key factors in machine choice for die and mould manufacturers is machine stability, to ensure high accuracy and cutting ability, particularly with large workpieces.
Mazak’s FJV Series of vertical machining centres have a highly rigid construction that offers precision cutting combined with productivity which is provided by both a 40 and 50 taper spindle platforms. The FJV has increasingly become the machine of choice for die and mould manufacturers involved in heavy-duty machining due to its stability and wide range of table sizes.
The FJV-250 II 40 taper model, for example, features a double column construction which aids rigidity and accuracy during cutting operations with its 12,000rpm main spindle. Crucially, all of the FJV series machines are equipped with a range of intelligent machining functions, including Intelligent Performance Spindle, Active Vibration Control and Intelligent Thermal Shield, which aid performance and cutting accuracy.