Machine Tools

The MFC’s modern facility houses a wide variety of computer numerical controlled (CNC) and manual lathes, milling machines, precision surface grinders, cylindrical and tool grinders, sheet metal and fabricating equipment, welders, and saws, as well as 2-ton overhead crane capacity throughout the shop. A list of inspection equipment may be found on the Institute Quality Systems (IQS) Inspection Room page.

Machine Tools Brand Qty Size/Description
Lathes CNC Mori Seiki® 1 8″ Dia. × 21″ CC
  American 1 17″ Dia. × 72″ CC w/Acu-Rite® DRO 200T™
  LeBlond Gap 1 24″ Dia. × 96″ CC w/Acu-Rite® DRO 200T™
  LeBlond 1 15″ Dia. × 54″ CC
  Harrison® M460 1 20″ Dia. × 80″ CC w/Acu-Rite® DRO 200T™
  Harrison® M390 3 15″ Dia. × 50″ CC w/Acu-Rite® DRO 200T™
  Sharp® 2 11″ × 18″ Tool Room Lathe
  Hardinge® 1 9″ Dia. × 36″ CC w/Acu-Rite® DRO 200T™
  Monarch® EE 2 12″ Dia. × 24″ CC w/Acu-Rite® DRO 200T™
  Levin® Bench Unit 1  
Milling Machines [PDF] CNC Mitsui Seiki® VS5A 1 50″ × 26″ w/MMK Model MD-500R NC Rotary Table
  CNC Hurco® BMC 4020 1 40″ × 20″ w/Kitagawa® TB-320 NC Rotary Table
  CNC Hurco® Hawk 2 40″ × 20″
  CNC Hurco® KMB1 1 23″ × 14″
  CNC Hurco® MD1 1 30″ × 15″
  CNC Bridgeport® Series I 5 9″ × 42″ w/Acu-Rite® MILLPWR™ CNC System
  Bridgeport® Series I 5 9″ × 42″ w/Acu-Rite® MILLVISION™ Digital Readouts
  Knight #25 Jig Borer w/Grinding Attachment 1  
  Lagun® FTV-510 1 11″ × 50″ w/Acu-Rite® MILLVISION™ Digital Readouts
Sheet Metal Tools Accurshear Shear 1 ¼″ × 72″ Steel
  Accurpress Brake 100 Ton w/Hurco® Auto Bend Gage 1  
  Marvel® Vertical Saw 2 18″ × 28″
  Horizontal Band Cut-Off Saw 2  
  Vertical Band Saw Do-All 2  
  Sheet Notcher 1  
  Slip Roll 1  
Welders Millermatic® 350P MIG Welder 1  
  Millermatic® 252 MIG Welder 1  
  Miller® Syncrowave® 300 TIG 2  
  Profax® Weld Positioner 1  
  Miller® Syncrowave® 350 TIG 1  
  Spot Welder 1  
  Hypertherm® 1000 Plasma Cutter 1  
  Motor-driven Oxy/Act Track Cutting Torch 1  
  P&H Welding Positioner 1  
Grinders [PDF] Cincinnati 1 10″ × 22″ Universal Cylindrical
  Acer® Surface 1 8″ × 18″
  Brown & Sharpe® Surface 1 12″ × 24″
  Brown & Sharpe® Surface 1 8″ × 16″
  G&L Surface 1 8″ × 16″
  Grand Rapids 1 #10 Tool and Cutter
  Deckel® Model SOE 1 Single Lip Cutter Grinder
  Sunnen® Hone 1 3″+ Capacity
  Lapmaster® 1 24″
Miscellaneous Tools Carlton® Radial 1 4′ Arm 9″ Column
  Burgmaster® 6 Spindle Drill & Tapper 1  
  Hamilton Precision Bench Drill 1  
  Morrison Keyseater 1 1¼″ Keyway Capacity
  Electric Arc EDM Tap & Drill Burner    
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05/09/16