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5ME to introduce VARIAXIS I-800T VMC at IMTS

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AUGUST 11, 2016 – 5ME will showcase its VARIAXIS i-800T with cryogenic machining technology at IMTS in Chicago. The machine, a 5-Axis VMC with a trunnion table and turning capability, manufactures high-value titanium aero engine components. 5ME and Mazak aim to launch cryogenic machining technology across numerous Mazak platforms and create a unique, “designed for Cryo” machine tool by 2019, to coincide with Mazak’s 100-year anniversary.

At booth S-8500, 5ME and Okuma will offer 5ME’s cryo technology across numerous Okuma platforms, showcasing it on the MU-8000VL 5-Axis VMC with trunnion table and turning capability. The machine is particularly suited for processing tough materials commonly used in aerospace part production, such as blisks and aero engine components. 5ME and Okuma look to tackle difficult-to-machine alloys for the aerospace industry as they collaboratively expand the application of this technology.