MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., April 21, 2020 – To help mold makers achieve the highest levels of milling and deep hole drilling productivity, UNISIG introduces two new models to its successful USC-M series – the USC-2M and USC-3M.
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May

Universal Spindle Milling and Gundrilling Machines Streamline Production for Mold Manufacturers

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., April 21, 2020 – To help mold makers achieve the highest levels of milling and deep hole drilling productivity, UNISIG introduces two new models to its successful USC-M series – the USC-2M and USC-3M. The new 2M/3M machines handle the rigors of both milling and gundrilling metals of all types, but do so with a single, powerful universal spindle. Both models feature rigid, robust frames along with their universal spindles for the toughest applications, all of which helps mold makers minimize machining time and maximize throughput. Mold makers require world-class milling capabilities and accuracy, which is why the new USC designs emphasize rigidity and stability. With CAT 50 spindles up to 40 horsepower, these machines deliver high-torque milling capabilities for aggressive metal removal and shorter cycle times.

“We believe mold makers will truly benefit from the machining capabilities of these two new models,” said Anthony Fettig, CEO of UNISIG. “By introducing a pair of universal spindle options, we now offer manufacturers of all sizes a complete line of mold making solutions. The new machines exemplify a continuation of our commitment to meeting customer needs without compromising on quality or accuracy”.
Thanks to the single, universal spindle designs of the USC-2M and 3M, mold makers will significantly reduce changeover times when switching between gundrilling and milling operations. Additionally, a 60-position automatic tool changer helps further minimize nonproductive time. Both models have the capability to run oil and watersoluble coolant as well. For further time and cost savings, the USC-2M and 3M feature fully enclosed machining envelopes that are installed above the shop floor, allowing customers to avoid time-consuming, costly below-ground installations.

Ideal for manufacturers focused on high-volume/low-mix or low-volume/high-mix production environments, UNISIG’s next generation of UNE Series gundrilling machines delivers operational flexibility
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Oct

UNISIG Unveils Next Generation of UNE Gundrilling Machines

Ideal for manufacturers focused on high-volume/low-mix or low-volume/high-mix production environments, UNISIG’s next generation of UNE Series gundrilling machines delivers operational flexibility, improved performance and effortless operation. Now available, the UNE Series is engineered and designed to simplify gundrilling for all those individuals involved in a facility’s manufacturing process. The UNE Series offers gundrilling solutions that are well-suited for various industries, including firearms, automotive, medical, energy, defense and aerospace.

With five models built from two frame sizes, the UNE Series can drill hole diameters from 1.4 mm to 40 mm and depths up to 3,000 mm. The compact frame construction saves valuable floor space as well. Each machine can fit in close proximity to a shop’s existing machining center, lathe or Swiss-style machine for efficient part-processing strategies. Built with quick and easy setup in mind, the machines are also small enough to be relocated when necessary. For added flexibility to grow with future production needs, all UNE models are robot-ready, allowing shops to add a robot whenever it fits into their budgets and production schedules.

“Our feature-rich UNE machines give customers a compact gundrilling solution equipped with the ability to grow alongside them,” said Anthony Fettig, CEO of UNISIG. “A lot of job shops and OEMs have the desire to automate but lack a timeline to do so. Our UNE Series gives them gundrilling benefits for today. It also provides them with security for tomorrow, knowing that they can further improve production by adding automation.”

Several innovative features contribute to the performance and productivity of the UNE Series. The single main spindle servo motor delivers the necessary horsepower for two-spindle machines. When power is applied in single-spindle mode, however, shops can produce holes with larger diameters, increasing their capabilities and adding the potential for new business without adding a new machine.

Unlike pressure-based coolant systems, the UNE Series features a programmable flow-based coolant delivery system designed to provide the right amount of coolant to the tool’s cutting edge. The end result for the operator means they can confidently predict tool breakage and spend less downtime recovering an interrupted process.

Powered by Siemens, UNE Series machines feature intuitive controls that give operators a full process picture at a glance on a rich color interface with touchscreen capabilities. The control’s heavy-duty buttons also function when operators are wearing gloves.

Ergonomically designed and engineered with the building owner and operator in mind, UNE machines offer an automated door option, which can benefit companies with or without automation. “Adding an automated door eliminates the repetitive task of opening and closing machine doors,” said Anthony. “Not only does this reduce fatigue, but it improves throughput and gives the operator an opportunity to focus on adding value in other areas.”

All UNE bases are FEA optimized and machined on five sides in single setup for the highest overall precision. This allows for simplified installation with no foundation work required, and 3-point leveling on machines rated up to 1,000 mm length.

UNE Series Overview:

  • Three two-spindle models available with maximum hole diameters of 12 mm, 20 mm and 32 mm. Hole diameters even greater when used in single-spindle mode
  • Two single-spindle models available with maximum hole diameters of 25 mm and 40 mm
  • Five rated workpiece designation options between 750 mm and 3,000 mm
  • Solid-carbide, brazed and indexable gundrill tools
  • Automation ready
UNISIG welcomed a group of editors from some of the industry's major publications to our plant for an open house and education program. Topics included machine and process overviews
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Nov

UNISIG Hosts Industry Editors’ Event

UNISIG welcomed a group of editors from some of the industry’s major publications to our plant for an open house and education program. Topics included machine and process overviews, as well as industry spotlights, including the mold industry, and firearms production. Editors were welcome to tour the facility and get immersed in UNISIG’s engineering and manufacturing processes, and learn how machines come together to produce extremely accurate, deep holes for our customers.

The group enjoyed many hands-on sessions, where they were able to handle a variety of BTA, gundrill, and specialty deep hole tooling, while having an open discussion with key members of our engineering team. Attendees provided extremely positive feedback as they learned about the manufacturing possibilities opened up through deep hole drilling on precision UNISIG machines.

Read Editors’ Recaps:

Tooling Up for Deep Hole Drilling | Matt Danford, Modern Machine Shop

UNISIG Tells the Deep-Hole Story | Don Nelson, Cutting Tool Engineering

Exploring the World of Deep Hole Drilling | Dan Davis, Canadian Metalworking

Lessons Learned in Deep Hole Drilling | Christina Fuges, Moldmaking Technology

deep hole drilling tooling seminar
UNISIG has signed two additional exclusive representative firms to handle expanding business on the US's west coast. In the Pacific Northwest, UNISIG has joined Machine Toolworks' growing line of high end CNC machinery.
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Jan

Exclusive Rep Groups Expand on West Coast

UNISIG has signed two additional exclusive representative firms to handle expanding business on the US’s west coast. In the Pacific Northwest, UNISIG has joined Machine Toolworks’ growing line of high end CNC machinery. Machine Toolworks will service potential customers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Also added is Dmark Corporation in California, who brings UNISIG on to its robust lineup of machine brands. Dmark will cover all of Southern California.

UNISIG's addition of the Okuma MCR-A5CII-35x100 allows the rapid machining of complex components that go into our precision deep hole drilling machines. The new machining center
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Oct

Double Column Machining Center Expands UNISIG Capabilities

UNISIG’s addition of the Okuma MCR-A5CII-35×100 allows the rapid machining of complex components that go into our precision deep hole drilling machines. The new machining center is the largest double-column machine of its type in North America, and features multiple heads that allow processing on five sides with a single setup, resulting in time and cost savings in key machine components, while maintaining the highest standards of accuracy. To support the new Okuma machine, a Konecranes 50-ton crane has been installed, along with climate control technology.