Waukesha, WI, June 21, 2016 – Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. (WMPI) has added a new high-speed milling machine to its production CNC machining area. The new equipment, a Fanuc Robodrill compact machining center, will be used to process some of WMPI’s higher volume metal production parts.
"The new machine has reduced our previous cycle times by 45 percent, allowing us to be very competitive in running higher volumes right here in the U.S.," said Dave Holzer, Business Development Manager at WMPI. The Robodrill performs high-precision milling, drilling, tapping and other machining on a variety of metal parts and has a 15.7” x 27.5” capacity.
"We are utilizing a pallet changer to keep our 24,000 RPM spindle running as much as possible," Holzer noted. "Our through-spindle coolant runs at 1,000 psi, making high-speed machining possible for aluminum and other metals that need good chip evacuation," he said.
WMPI’s future plans for the high-speed machine may include robotic assistance for loading and unloading multiple machines.
Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. was founded in 1988 as Die Concepts, Inc. and renamed in 2010 to reflect a wider range of metal parts solutions. WMPI has 70 employees, three shifts, and a total of more than 75,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Waukesha, where it provides CNC machined parts, sheet metal fabricating, prototype metal stampings, production of metal stampings and tool and die making. The company is ISO 9001:2015 certified and specializes in producing parts that require multiple forms of production, such as stampings that require secondary grinding, machining or assembly.
WMPI helps customers reduce their cost per part, improve quality and speed up turnaround times. For more information, call 262-524-9100. Learn more about Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc.’s capabilities, equipment and example projects at www.wisconsinmetalparts.com