The Dawson Shanahan exhibit at Advanced Engineering UK 2013 is a must-see for anyone wishing to benefit from flexibility in machining, as well as short cycle times. Although already renowned for their combination of in-house cold forming, precision CNC machining and assembly techniques, Dawson Shanahan now offers greater speed and efficiency with a Triflex Modular multi-station CNC machine.
As demonstrated on the WAF (Welsh Automotive Forum) stand, Dawson Shanahan’s newly acquired Triflex Modular multi-station CNC machining centre offers simultaneous five-sided machining without re-clamping, a turret with up to eight tools, tool changes during the machining process, very short chip-to-chip time, and separate loading and unloading stations. Each CNC unit has four fixtures mounted on a central trunnion that indexes to each machining station. This allows each fixture to index 360 degrees independently with X, Y, and Z axis movement. The result is that customers can see a finished part coming off each fixture in every 52-second cycle – that’s 70 parts per hour.
If you would like to see how Dawson Shanahan are continuing to fulfil their promise to deliver, develop and manufacture components and assemblies with a speed and finished quality that add real technical and commercial value for customers, then visit the WAF stand at Advanced Engineering UK 2013, on 12-13th November at Birmingham’s NEC, Hall 5, or visit the website at www.dawson-shanahan.co.uk.