400mm horizontal machining centers are common solutions for high-volume small-parts production. These machines are designed to address a broad variety of part types and materials. Unfortunately, the same high-power spindle that is a necessity for heavy-cutting ferrous applications translates to lower performance and wasted costs when machining near net shape aluminum die cast parts. Die cast applications are unique. Your parts and your industry have very specific manufacturing challenges. Why use a generic, general-purpose machine tool for the production of your die cast components?
Introducing the Makino a40, a first-of-its-kind horizontal machining center purpose-designed and built to address the challenges of non-ferrous die cast parts production.