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||2000 mm / 78.740 in|
|Table Longitudinal||760 mm / 30.000 in|
|Maximum Speed||15000 rpm|
|Motor Output (10 minute rating)||22 kw / 30.0 hp|
|Magazine||Number of Tools||24|
|Feed Axes||Travel (X Axis)||1660 mm / 63.35 in|
|Travel (Y Axis)||760 mm / 30.00 in|
|Travel (Z Axis)||660 mm / 26.00 in|