Dasco, a provider of edge frames and other components for the 787, congratulates Boeing on the Dreamliners first flight.
Dasco completes installation of an SNK CMV-150, 5-axis machining center with two 59 (1500mm) pallets. The CMV-150 features a CAT 50 tilting spindle head, with built in spindle motor, and a full rotary table.
Axes travels of 79(X), 60(Y), and 67(Z), and a maximum work piece weight of 14,300 pounds, provides the capability of machining large, complex parts with minimal setups.
In June, Dasco completed upgrades in the inspection room to provide a temperature controlled environment for inspection and an installation of an additional large CMM; the Mitutoyo Bright 916 5-Axis CMM, identical to the CMM located in the Torrance facility. The new inspection room also provides office space for customer source inspectors.
Dasco completes purchase of two buildings, adjacent to the Long Beach Airport. The buildings, located at 3100 and 3200 Airport Way, provide an additional 45,000 square feet of space for expanding machining and assembly operations. The buildings, leased by Dasco since 2011, are undergoing renovations for improved (LED) lighting, fresh paint on the interior and exterior, upgraded electrical power, and compressed air distribution throughout both buildings. The buildings will provide for the Installation of two recently acquired machines, which will take place in the new buildings during 2015; a Cincinnati 3-spindle, 5-axis gantry, and Mazak Vortex e1068 V8 5-axis machining center with a Palletech manufacturing cell.
The PALLETECH Manufacturing Cell is a highly productive manufacturing cell designed to provide automated material handling and scheduling capabilities for up to (8) eight machines and (100) one hundred pallets, and optional capability to include a variety of advanced automation features. The cell features quick and easy expandability, using pre-engineered modules and field proven software.
With the PALLETECH Manufacturing Cell controller software over standard PCs and networks, shop management can monitor operations, view and change schedules on-the-fly, manage part program files from anywhere on the network, track tool life/breakage and issue instructions to the shop floor. Users are able to interrupt a planned machining queue and produce an emergency part with no cost penalty.
In August of 2015 Dasco placed an order for the first of the Mazak Vortex machines, with an option to add up to three additional machines.
Equipped with a tilting spindle, the machine has full 5-axis and multiple-surface machining capabilities that allow it to productively cut large, complex parts from titanium, aluminum and steel. The 50hp, CAT 50 spindle has a 10,000 rpm maximum.
The machine comes with a two-pallet changer that provides unattended operations and off-cycle part setup. This simple, efficient form of automation allows operators to load, unload and inspect parts on one pallet while the machine works on the other undisturbed.