Small parts machining made easy with latest Haas CM-1 Compact Mill
For machine shops seeking a high-specification compact mill engineered for small parts and tight spaces, Haas Automation Europe’s new generation CM-1 delivers with its 30,000 rpm spindle and five-axis capability.
Small parts manufacturing can pose significant machining challenges for the average job shop. Tiny holes, minute features, extreme accuracies and fine surface finishes may prove difficult for larger CNC machines. The answer to these challenges is the Haas CM-1 Compact Mill, a small-footprint, high-accuracy machine suited to both high-volume production and the prototyping of small, high-precision 2D and 3D parts, such as those found in the communications, aerospace, medical and dental industries.
Small enough to fit into most freight elevators, the CM-1 features 305 x 254 x 305mm travels in the X, Y and Z axes respectively, a 508 x 254mm T-slot table, a 30,000 rpm, 3.7kW ISO20 taper spindle and a 20-pocket automatic tool changer. Maximum cutting feeds are 12.7m/min, with rapids to 19.2m/min for reduced cycle times.
The CM-1 comes with the Haas Next Generation Control (NGC), a fast, smart, smooth and aesthetically pleasing CNC that offers class-leading ease of use. Customers get straightforward, highly intuitive navigation, DWO (Dynamic Work Offset) and TCPC (Tool Center Point Control) - to simplify four- and five-axis machining, as well as a new VPS (Visual Programming System) to generate G-code programs. Further standard features include co-ordinate rotation and scaling, 1GB program memory, Ethernet interface, power failure detection module and HaasConnect mobile monitoring.
Among the array of available options, customers can choose to add a 50,000 rpm spindle, a Wireless Intuitive Probing System, expanded memory to 64GB, WiFi connectivity, 4th- and 5th-axis drives and a TRT70 dual-axis rotary table.
The TRT70 can provide high-speed, accurate positioning for 3+2 and full five-axis machining of small parts. Its small size and light weight make it ideal for the new CM-1, especially as indexing speeds to 620 deg/sec on the rotary axis help ensure short cycle times.