As a HYBRID Multi-Tasking system, the VTC-300C FSW combines vertical machining center milling capabilities with those of Friction Stir Welding (FSW). The machine features a powerful CAT 40-taper spindle, full vertical traveling column design and fixed table for machining extremely long and heavy workpieces. With a table center partition, the machine work envelope can be transformed into two separate work areas. This allows the machine to be in cycle in one work area while a part is being set up in the other. The machine also delivers fast rapid traverse rates to reduce non-cut times.
The machine’s FSW package uses frictional heat and forging pressure to create full-penetration, defect-free welded joints with greater strength than those produced through conventional methods. The Mazak FSW head incorporates a non-consumable tool and a solid-state joining process to join two metal plates without melting the material. Commonly considered a forging process, FSW is well suited for joining alloys with low melting points, including aluminum, copper and brass.
- FSW package for full-penetration, defect-free welded joints with minimal heat
- Easy-to use MAZATROL SmoothG control for advanced high-speed, high-accuracy performance
- Long fixed table design
- Optional table partition available
- Standard 15,000-rpm CAT 40-taper spindle
- 1,574 ipm rapid traverse rate
- 24-tool (48 optional) storage capacity
- Automatic tool changer
- Maximum table load of 3,300 lbs.
|Capacity||Table Right/Left||78.740 in / 2000 mm|
|Table Longitudinal||30.000 in / 760 mm|
|Maximum Speed||15000 rpm|
|Motor Output (10 minute rating)||30.0 hp / 22 kw|
|Magazine||Number of Tools||24|
|Feed Axes||Travel (X Axis)||63.35 in / 1660 mm|
|Travel (Y Axis)||30.00 in / 760 mm|
|Travel (Z Axis)||26.00 in / 660 mm|