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21.06.2021

Micromachining the smart way: with the Micro5 by FACTORY5

The Micro5 is extremely compact and is easy to set up almost anywhere, in Manufacturing or at your workspace, in no time at all.

The Micro5 is extremely compact and is easy to set up almost anywhere, in Manufacturing or at your workspace, in no time at all.

A peek into the interior workings of the Micro5: The milling spindle with double torque ensures maximum efficiency.

A peek into the interior workings of the Micro5: The milling spindle with double torque ensures maximum efficiency.

The Micro5 compact machining center guarantees maximum precision for small workpieces. It was a real highlight at the CHIRON Group OPEN HOUSE ONLINE 2021.

The smallest medical instruments and delicate parts for the watchmaking and jewelry industry require machining that is both highly precise and also dynamic. That's where the Micro5 machining center by FACTORY5 comes into its own – it's started a “small” revolution. The five-axis machine is extremely compact and quick and easy to set up almost anywhere. With a 5:1 ratio of machine to workpieces, and a five-times lower weight, not to mention 50-times lower energy consumption than conventional systems, the innovative machining center is the star of the show.

Many times more efficient
The central element of the Micro5 – which is literally the size of a fridge – is a high-performance milling spindle. This reduces the machining time significantly compared to larger machines. Tool changes take less than five seconds. Thanks to its particularly high rigidity, the compact, five-axis machining center also ensures high precision and optimum surface quality. At just 500 Watts, the Micro5 also consumes very little energy. It’s operated simply by an intuitive HMI panel. And with a noise level under 50 decibels, it’s quieter than a dishwasher.

Feed5 – Greater autonomy, greater production capacity
Early users of the Micro5 were particularly keen to achieve increased autonomy – they wanted the machine to allow automatic loading for higher production capacity. We answered their call with the Feed5, a six-axis handling robot for loading and unloading, which automatically feeds in workpieces. As compact as the Micro5, the Feed5 is particularly useful for enabling increased autonomy and productivity for bigger series. The handling system loads the machine. The maximum workpiece size for the Micro5 is 50 x 50 x 50 mm (L x W x H). 

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About the CHIRON Group

The CHIRON Group, headquartered in Tuttlingen, is a global company specializing in CNC vertical milling and mill-turn machining centers, as well as turnkey manufacturing solutions. The Group has a global presence, with production and development sites, sales and service subsidiaries, and sales agencies worldwide. Around two thirds of machines and solutions that are sold are exported. Key customer sectors are the automotive, mechanical engineering, medicine and precision engineering, aerospace industries and tool production.

The CHIRON Group is proprietor of the brands CHIRON, STAMA and FACTORY5, associated with new machines, as well as the retrofit brand CMS. The key feature of all the brands is precise, productive and flexible machining. CHIRON has a reputation for optimum dynamics. STAMA focuses on stability and heavy machining. FACTORY5 machining centers are ideally suited for high-speed machining of microtechnical components. CMS provides completely overhauled machines from the Group, including related services. With products and solutions for additive manufacturing, the CHIRON Group supplements its core competencies.

Editorial contact:

CHIRON Group SE
Christina Meßmer

Kreuzstraße 75, 78532 Tuttlingen
T: (0 74 61) 940-3712
E-Mail: christina.messmer@chiron-group.com