In March, Pentagon Tooling will be taking delivery of a new Mikron VCE 600 Pro purchased from long term supplier GF Machining Solutions Ltd. The new addition will enhance existing CNC machining services offered by the tooling division and facilitate high-efficiency milling within the mould tool manufacturing process.
The new machine has a 16,000-rpm spindle speed, Heidenhain TNC620 control system and a 24x tool magazine. This significant purchase forms part of the £500,000 total investment to enhance our CNC machining and EDM capabilities that we started towards the end of 2022.
The new Mikron will provide highly versatile machining and facilitate unmanned production, with a cutting speed of 200 m/min, this high-level investment will deliver efficiency improvements and enhance cutting accuracies. Remote monitoring capabilities will guarantee machine down time is circumvented.
To cater for the new addition to the tooling division the workshop will be having a re-shuffle to ensure smooth operation and adequate working clearance around the Mikron. LEAN Manufacture principles are always applied to the layout of our facility to ensure we do not generate waste through our working processes.
Our dedicated CNC machining team will receive a bespoke and in-depth training program once instillation is complete providing a thorough understanding of the machines functional operation and delivering optimised machining as a result.
Pentagon focuses on measured re-investment into the business where it is deemed it will add customer value and enhance the UK based manufacturing services. This latest programme of machinery investment will be key in maintaining a competitive edge against competitors, allowing for improved manufacturing lead times through machinery enhancement.