KYOCERA SGS has enhanced its testing and R&D capacity with the addition of a new G350 Grob machine, replacing the previous model, at its Tech Hub.
The machine will be used to help manufacturers develop cutting tools, processes and strategies to enhance performance and productivity, part of the added value KYOCERA SGS offers to its customers.
The new addition to the Hub, which is based at the KYOCERA SGS HQ in Wokingham, supports the company’s goal of continual investment in innovation to develop custom cutting tool solutions and explore new technologies.
Individual customers are able to attend the Tech Hub while KYOCERA SGS’s technical specialists undertake testing on their behalf on the new Grob machine and other machines. Visitors can also view live demos at dedicated visits and tours and Lunch & Learn events.
The second-generation G350 5-axis Universal Machining Centre combines flexibility with high performance for a wide range of machining operations and testing. It achieves this through maximum milling performance and optimised work area access to deliver high productivity and excellent maintenance access. Its three linear and two rotary axes allow 5-axis simultaneous machining and simultaneous interpolation.
Barry Ward, Technical and R&D Manager at KYOCERA SGS, says:
“We’re always looking for new ways to help our customers address their machining challenges by applying all of our cutting tool and machining expertise. Bringing the latest version of the Grob G350 machine on board supports our work in testing, finetuning and developing processes for our customers’ applications.”
“Whether it’s through in-house trials, process optimisation, machining strategy studies or tool and part design, we identify fresh solutions for what are often long-standing challenges. Customers have the benefit of a more cost-effective strategy in terms of faster cycle times and a secure process through controlled cutting conditions.”