This Summer season has been very productive in our Denver shop with many exciting innovations and changes in production. We are finally releasing our SWE Bell Crook that is fully CNC machined similar to our SWE Tuning Slide. And we're taking delivery of a new Vertical Machining Center and specialized high speed tooling to increase productivity.
The new (well, almost new) Hurco machining center will arrive in late August. This machine will replace our Lagun VMC 3516. The Hurco VMC offers greater flexibility and faster setup times which will greatly reduce our lead time for standard and custom orders. The new machine is equipped with a Renishaw part probe to simplify part setup and ensure higher accuracy and fewer errors. This machine has a 66% larger machining capacity meaning we can cut more high precision tuning slides, bell crooks, bells, finger rings and braces in one setup. Other options that will greatly increase production efficiency and accuracy include a spindle chiller, chip auger, 30k, 50k and 65k air spindles integrated into the tool changer and three pallet bases. In theory, this new machine will increase machining productivity by over 300% almost immediately.
I'll post photos of the new VMC and the new SWE Bell Crook soon. Until then, enjoy the latest photos from the Denver shop...