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The Materia FC 1526 from Biesse is a 5-axis machining centre with an overhead gantry architecture, designed to perform high-speed machining operations on advanced materials and aluminium in complex shapes that require enhanced accuracy and the constant interpolation of axes. Materia FC was created in order to meet the entire spectrum of requirements in the moulding, aerospace, automotive and motorsport sectors.
Axis travels are 1,500 x 2,600 x 1,200 mm in X, Y and Z respectively with rapid traverse rates of 50 m/min in X and Y and 30 m/min in Z. Linear axes are constructed using linear guides and roller rails that are protected by specially-designed bellows, providing the machine with maximum stability and accuracy.
The multi-tool magazine, that travels with the gantry structure, is protected during machining. The kinematic mechanisms located on the upper part of the machine provide maximum reliability and precision, as well as ensuring high standards of safety for the operator.
At the base of the working area, the machine is equipped with a robust cast-iron sheet, featuring transverse T-shaped recesses for reference and for securing workpieces into position. While the strong electro-welded steel structure of the machine is the result of a series of detailed analyses of each of the finished elements, designed to deliver dynamic performance without sacrificing the rigidity and precision necessary in order to ensure the superior finish quality of the product being machined.
The machining centre is equipped with a bi-rotary head for continuous 5-axis machining of 3D freeform workpieces. With reduced overall dimensions, the heads provide excellent structural rigidity and vibration damping, and can be fitted with various high-performance electro-spindles, typically rated at 22 kW.
Materia FC can be provided with a laser probe for tool pre-setting, along with a radio-frequency part probe that enables the operator to acquire the precise position and size of the workpiece.
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