Mechatronics has been hailed as the innovation engine behind the fourth industrial revolution. That’s quite a forcible claim. So where did the term originate and why, what are its current applications and how is it leading the future of CNC manufacturing?
Engraving production codes, lot numbers, logos and complex designs in metal parts with varied topographies is demanding work. You could end up with a perfectly engraved frown on your face when trying to cope with the extreme attention to detail, exacting finishes and tight tolerances required in these kinds of engraving operations. However achieving quality results combined with optimum machining efficiency may be simpler than you think.
In the world of CNC machining, boosting spindle speed is critical for increasing throughput and, ultimately, the bottom line. However, operators can’t simply crank up the RPMs in their metal-cutting processes – there are adjustments that must be made to ensure that quality doesn’t suffer. If machining companies want to gain a competitive advantage, they must carefully balance speed and accuracy.
Today, companies looking to reap the operational benefits of high speed machining – greater efficiency, increased throughput and higher profit margins – have a new option when it comes to transforming standard CNC machines for faster operations.