BMP Precision Engineering has acquired a Mazak Variaxis i-800 vertical machining center featuring advanced multiple-surface, simultaneous machining capabilities for accurately processing large, heavy parts with complex profiled surfaces in single setups.
David Peric Operations Manager (left) and Adam Peric with BMP Precision Engineering's new Mazak Variaxis i-800
BMP Precision Engineering is a family owned, independent Australian company based in Truganina Victoria. The company operates from an impressive 1700m2 modern manufacturing facility, with leadership roles fulfilled by the next generation of family members.
From humble beginnings in 1993 BMP Precision Engineering has developed into a business with a proven record in Defence, Aerospace, Medical, Food and Mining industries.
The Mazak Variaxis i-800 is a highly versatile full, simultaneous 5-axis vertical machining center that performs multiple and complex curved surface machining on large, heavy workpieces in single setups with a table size of Ø31.5" x 24.8" – Ø800mm x 630mm
The machine falls within Mazak's Done-In-One concept by incorporating all processes from raw material input through final machining in just one machine. As such, the machine reduces production lead times, improves machining accuracy and lowers operating expenses.
The machine also offers high levels of productivity via extremely fast, high-rigidity spindles that can handle a wide variety of applications, from heavy-duty cutting to high-speed cutting of aluminium and other nonferrous material.
When paired with an optional two-pallet changer, the machine provides unattended operations and off-cycle part setup. This simple, efficient form of automation allows operators to load, unload and inspect parts on one pallet while the machine works on the other undisturbed.