This week we welcomed a new member to the Lean Machine family, a brand new CR Onsrud 5 axis Gantry mill.  This incredible machine will allow us to process aluminum extrusions from all sides in minimal setups.

 Put in place and unwrapped the mill is considerably taller than our other machines and the machine fits perfectly in it's new home.  This machine features a Fanuc control for X, Y, Z, C, A axis.  The gantry is extremely heavy and rigid and features a water cooled spindle. 

Put in place and unwrapped the mill is considerably taller than our other machines and the machine fits perfectly in it's new home.  This machine features a Fanuc control for X, Y, Z, C, A axis.  The gantry is extremely heavy and rigid and features a water cooled spindle. 

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Shallow cuts that are almost impossible on a saw (and inaccurate on a miter saw) are easily performed.  Notice the Kurt Vises mounted to a linear rail for flexability in setup.

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Some cleanup being done on the bottom side of the tube.  The Albrecht tool holder has a super long reach with tight runout for optimum balancing and tool life.