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R E Thompson & Co. (Vacuum) Ltd

5-Axis Machining

CNC TURNING with 5 Axis Vertical Machining Capability

The NTX1000SZM is a twin-spindle CNC lathe with five axes vertical milling capability with an automatic tool-changer and a bottom turret to allow machining on both spindles simultaneously.

This machine has a one metre bar loader for up to 65mm through spindle machining. The NTX1000 SZM is a high-precision, high-efficiency integrated mill turn centre with a very advanced construction to reduce the effects of thermal displacement and has a 40% smaller footprint than the competition. It is capable of high-precision, multi-axis turning as well as five-axis machining; therefore all components within the size envelope of the machine can be produced in one machining operation.

Maximum turned diameter: 370mm. Maximum turned length: 424mm. 

Parts can be unloaded behind the sub-spindle - the spindle swings over 180 degrees to drop the component on to the conveyor.

Below are some examples of components we have machined at RE Thomspon:

CNC 5 Axis Vertical Machining with CNC Turning Capability

  • NMV-3000-DCG with a machine envelope up to 350mm diameter x 300mm high.

It has a turning capability as the turntable can be spun up to 3,000 rpm.

  • NMV-8000-DCG with a machine envelope up to 1,000mm x 800mm x 500mm high.

It has a turning capability as the turntable can be spun up to 300 rpm.

  • Both machines are automated to enable un-manned running for 24 hours per day.
  • These machines are designed to be flexible in terms of batch size and style of component.