What Machining Applications are Best Suited for a Box Way Axes Guide System?

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ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, March 14, 2022 - 

So, when should you use a box way axes design guideway system?

Shibaura Machine’s vast range of machining solutions allows us to supply customers with a box way guide system on our machine tools in addition to linear way and linear motor technologies.

Best Applications for Box Way Axes Guide Systems

Box way guide systems are preferred for applications requiring a rigid machine for machining difficult to machine materials. Consider the box way system your expert in “heavy-duty” cutting applications providing rigidity, robustness and stability when damping is required.

With advanced technology, Shibaura Machine’s box way system now provides a reduction of surface stick slip by the utilization of the air lifting system incorporated into the box way, while also working to provide heavier loading capacity on the machine table then conventional box way machines.

Top advantages for the box way system include:

  • Higher rigidity, greater dynamic stiffness.
  • Lower vibration
  • Better damping
  • Longer tool life 
  • Heavy duty cutting

Some of the best machining applications on box way machining involve challenging materials such as titanium alloys and hard milling of pre-hardened steels, making this machine design an excellent all purpose choice for elimination of grinding or EDM applications in hardened steels.

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The cutting method you choose should ultimately be based on the machining application, so consider the purpose built machine from Shibaura Machine in order to achieve higher overall equipment metal removal efficiency in difficult machining applications. Talk to the Machine Tool Team to learn more about box way guide systems and their preferred applications.


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