Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Years ago, if you wanted to teach 5-axis machining, your choices were few, primarily big vertical machines with dual-axis, trunnion-style rotaries. Not only were they just too big for the classroom, but they were prohibitively expensive.
That all changed when Haas Automation introduced the UMC-750 Universal Machining Center, a machine that combines 5-axes of motion into a relatively compact package, at a much more affordable price – 5-axis machining is no longer out of reach!
Today, there are even more choices for the 5-axis classroom, and prices are more within reach of educational institutions. Topping the list is the new Haas UMC-500 – a smaller, lighter, lower-cost version of the venerable UMC-750.