Futura Industries, a subsidiary of Bonnell Aluminum, installed two new CNC machines due to increased demand for fabrication and precision milling. The new machines will enable the extrusion company to continue to deliver reliable service and to improve lead times.
“These newer machines have the latest technology giving us better fabrication speed and reliability,” said Kenton Frandsen, Precision Parts engineer for Futura.
The machines includes a VF-6SS machining center from Haas and a FF-5000/40 machining center from Mazak. The VF-6SS mis a high-performance Super-Speed vertical machining center featuring a 12,000 rpm inline direct-drive spindle, an ultra-fast side-mount tool changer, and high-speed rapids on all axes.
The second machine, a FF-5000/40, is a horizontal high-speed machining center that provides accelerated axes movement during non-cutting times and higher productivity. The machine changes tools directly between the spindle and tool magazine increasing reliability.
“These machines will give us much needed capacity and ensure that we are doing everything we can to give our customers the reliable and responsive service they have come to expect from Futura,” said Brent Steele, Futura director of Operations.
Headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, Futura designs and manufactures a wide range of extruded aluminum products. The company operates two extrusion presses — a 7 inch, 1,850 ton UBE and a 9 inch, 3,500 ton Presezzi — as well as a number of value-added capabilities, including aluminum profile machining, aluminum extrusion milling, deburring, sawing, and drilling.