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Starrag Unveils New Machining Center in Kentucky Lab
February 7, 2022
Starrag USA installs their new LX021 turbine blade machine into their Hebron Kentucky development center to bolster support of their aerospace and energy customers. The application-based design of the LX021 maximizes part rigidity with its spindle and sub-spindle part clamping. The turret on the sub-spindle allows multiple workholding strategies to be used to fully machine blades in one setup.
Starrag's full-solution strategy includes incorporating Blum-Novotest Inc. probing technology for precise in-process part measuring, tool setting, and surface roughness verification. The surface roughness gage is programmed with five-axis motion directly in the RCS CAM software. Roughness measurements can be made on surfaces as low as 16μin Ra. After in-processes measuring, the data is saved ready for SPC quality monitoring.
Starrag is also partnering with Haimer to include their heat shrink holders and Power Clamp Special Addition heat shrink unit in the lab.
The Power Clamp Special Addition heat shrink unit features a compact easy-to-use portable design that is perfectly equipped for handling smaller diameter tools.
"Our long-term customer partnerships are very important to us," explains Udo Herbes, managing director of Starrag. "Even after we deliver a solution, we continue to work with our customer so we can continue to engineer precisely what they value."