Aerospace Manufacturing previews some of the exhibitors expected at this year’s upcoming Advanced Engineering 2018, being held on October 31st and November 1st at the NEC Birmingham. We begin our rundown with XYZ Machine Tools (Stand CM40). Central to the stand will be the UMC-5X simultaneous 5-axis, gantry-style, machining centre. The level of technology included as standard with the XYZ UMC-5X is introducing a whole new group of potential customers to the benefits of simultaneous 5-axis machining. The UMC-5X is available at a very competitive price point, yet comes with innovative technology such as Traori/Kinematic functions for 5-axis simultaneous machining, as well as integrated Smart Machining Technology (SMT) and thermal growth compensation. The control system can be either the Siemens 840DSL ShopMill or, the Heidenhain iTNC 640 HSCI system. Both controls ensuring high precision, high speed, simultaneous 5-axis machining. Other key features are the front loading 600mm diameter trunnion rotary table, with a high accuracy, direct drive, high torque motor providing 90rpm rotation of the table. The tilting axes are servo worm driven (torque motor option) that provides ±120° ...