Scaling up and tooling a multiproduct machining center (mpmc) to machine a giant turbine shaft for a US power engineering group was a challenge for Weingärtner Maschinenbau (Kirchham, Austria.) The trimeframe and sheer size of the workpieces required Weingärtner to scale up one of its advanced technology mpmc 1200 machining centers to be able to machine giant turbine shafts used in gas/steam turbine plants.
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