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.