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Complete utilization of 5-sided and 5-axis machining for prototype processing of R&D parts intended for finished car manufacturers

Auto parts prototype processing

Yagishita Giken Co., Ltd.

The situation when interviewed

Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (Automobile Center) has delivered difficult-to-cut and high-accuracy parts for auto parts manufacturers in short delivery times, and is engaged in high-mix low-volume production in the R&D division, but the demand for quality is increasing year by year.

  1. Issues

    Fast delivery of difficult-to-cut materials and high-accuracy parts

    • Making setup change fixturing is a long process.
    • With strict accuracy requirements such as surface roughness Rz 6.3 or less, the finishing process is performed by a two-step method.
  2. Implementation

    Installed three 5-axis vertical machining centers.
    Since more than 60 Okuma machine tools have been installed company-wide, we always choose the OSP control, to make it easier for the operator to use and to maintain consistency in programming

  3. Effectiveness

    Significantly reducing the burden of setup changes and fixture making while maintaining high accuracies

    • By installing 5-axis vertical machining centers, it has become possible to perform about 90% of the cutting operations in one chucking on one machine.
    • If adjustments are made in the morning with Okuma's 5-Axis Auto Tuning System which automatically compensates for geometric step errors and other 5-axis machine misalignments, you can achieve step-free machining accuracy in one tuning.

Customer Information

Yagishita Giken Co., Ltd.

Headquarters /
Wako Plant
2-1-8 Chuo, Wako-shi, Saitama Prefecture
Automotive part prototype processing, semiconductor and precision component processing; catalog sales part processing; mechatronics and other automation system development, design and manufacture; microscope and optical imagery assaying, processing, analysis and measurement equipment manufacture, 3D printer modeling services, on board polishing tool business, ELID grinding system business
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