AWS D1.1 Certified Welding and Fabrication Services

AWS D1.1 Certified Welding and Fabrication Services

West Coast Machining Services is proud to now be able to offer in house CNC machined components along with certified welding and fabrication services High Quality Welding and Fabrication for a Variety of Metals Carbon Steel The weld-ability of carbon steel is dependent on its chemical composition. Most carbon steels are high-iron, but other elements can be added to the steel to influence its welding capabilities. Welding carbon steel requires knowledge of the carbon content and equivalency of the steel, as well as its cooling rate and any other notable chemical composition concerns. Stainless Steel Recent experimentation and innovations in the production of stainless steel has resulted in a variety of materials with enhanced performance and aesthetics. Welding stainless steel is relatively straightforward. The process is similar to welding carbon…
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WCMS invests in High Quality Equipment & Cutting Edge Machinery

WCMS invests in High Quality Equipment & Cutting Edge Machinery

Coming soon to WCMS Perth....More High Quality Equipment Okuma LB3000EX The LB 3000EX is built on Okuma's Thermo-Friendly Concept to ensure minimal thermal growth, and slanted box bed construction translates to unsurpassed quality and rigidity. Equipped with Okuma’s high power, high torque PREX motor, this machine delivers high quality equipment and machining from heavy to high speed cutting. The operator-friendly Okuma OSP P300L control makes this machine not only easy to operate, but also to integrate with other peripheral equipment. A wide variety of bed lengths, bore sizes and options, including live tooling, sub-spindle and Y-axis, means there is a configuration to meet any shop's CNC Machining  requirements. HIGHLIGHTED HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT SPECS [ ] = Optional MAX MACHINING DIAMETER mm (in) 410 (16.14) MAX MACHINING LENGTH mm (in) 500…
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WCMS invests in the latest machinery

WCMS invests in the latest machinery

Okuma GENOS M560-V The Okuma GENOS M560-V is highly rigid has thermally stable construction that allows this vertical machining center to withstand thermal deformation. This results in reduced thermal growth and improved machining performance. It can handle a variety of materials, from titanium to aluminum, and does so without sacrificing finish quality or productivity. Designed on the Thermo-Friendly Concept and controlled by the open-architecture, user-friendly OSP-P control, our GENOS M560-V truly delivers affordable excellence. Click here to see our full range of machines: Machine Capabilities   A HIGH COLUMN DESIGN, CAT 40 SPINDLE AND INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES ENHANCE THIS CNC MACHINE’S ABILITY TO CUT A VARIETY OF EXOTIC METALS.The new GENOS M560-V vertical machining center, combines a new high column design and CAT 40 BIG- PLUS® spindle to cut large, complex…
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High Speed Machining Leading The Way In Jobbing Shops

High Speed Machining Leading The Way In Jobbing Shops

High speed machining is usually associated with any spindle speed above 15k rpm, but it is much more than just a faster spindle. The whole machine must be considered when selecting a good candidate machine for HSM. Thermal compensation, overall machine rigidity and construction, positional feedback, the motion control system, tool retention, and many other characteristics must be looked at, in detail, before determining that a particular machine is suitable for the task. Traditionally, finish High Speed machining of hardened materials was performed by the use of EDM technology; and although this process was very effective, shops were continuously looking for faster and more efficient ways to produce their products. Eventually, as CAD/CAM software technology evolved, and new and more productive toolpath generation became available, the use of these advanced…
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Cryogenic Machining Drastically Improves Cycle Times

Cryogenic Machining Drastically Improves Cycle Times

Liquid nitrogen insert cooling extends insert life and allows greater use of low-cost ceramic inserts for hard turning cryogenic machining operations. Cubic boron nitride (CBN) and polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN) inserts have traditionally been the tools of choice for hard turning applications. However, many shops contemplating hard turning are turned off by their high price. A new extreme-temperature coolant method has been developed to offer longer insert life, faster cutting rates and more affordable hard turning insert options. The Icefly cryogenic machining coolant system from Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania) delivers a jet of –320°F liquid nitrogen directly to the insert during turning operations. The liquid nitrogen raises insert hardness, which significantly reduces the thermal softening effect that an insert may experience as a result of hard turning inherent…
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Optimized Milling Strategy for Five-Axis Titanium Blisk Machining

Optimized Milling Strategy for Five-Axis Titanium Blisk Machining

Optimized Milling Strategy for Five-Axis Titanium Blisk Machining - Many of the new designs for both military- and civil-aircraft turbine engines feature blisk rotors instead of single-bladed rotor assemblies because of their significant weight reduction, greater resilience and reduced maintenance. Blisks are usually machined from a solid billet of hard, exotic materials, such as titanium and nickel-based alloys, which makes them difficult to machine and leads to long cycle times. Subsequently, these components become very expensive to produce. As a result, efficient machining methods need to be developed. Swiss machine tool builder Starrag (Hebron, Kentucky) has addressed these problems by developing a new tooling concept and milling strategy for roughing, semi-finishing and finish-machining blisks. The centerpiece of the improved Optimized milling strategy is the finishing operation, which helps to reduce the…
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