UK precision engineering group Columbia Precision (Hall 1 Stand B4) has invested approximately $3.4 million in new equipment to expand its capacity to produce specialist components for the aerospace and defense industries. The new plant includes the Mazak Megaturn Nexus 900M and Matsuura MAM72-63V machines, and the firm has also acquired the latest Delcam and OneCNC manufacturing software.
The Megaturn equipment will allow Columbia to make rings up to one meter in diameter and components of up to 800 cubic millimeters and weighing up to around 3,000 kg (6,613 pounds). The MAM72-63V is a six-pallet tool that is suited to making unwieldy, complex components. It can perform five-axis machining.