Roseville, MI (PressExposure) September 23, 2008 -- Webster Engineering has purchased a Haas model 1065XB 5-Axis Trunion Table from Haas Automation, Oxnard, California. The table will be bolted to a Haas VF-SSYT Vertical Machining Center purchased in late 2005. The purchase was made to help with efficiencies in productions.
According to Mike Webster, President of Webster Engineering, the 5 axis attachment was purchased to machine automatic transmission torque converter components. Mr. Webster further explains that the geometry of the torque converter; the converter blades, the torus rings, the stator, the impeller and turbine components lend themselves to 5-Axis machining. The savings in time and money will be significant compared to using older conventional methods for prototyping.
Webster Engineering has specialized in transmission prototypes for the automobile and off highway industries since 1962. In addition to torque converters, the company makes valve bodies, pumps, transmission cases, gears, carriers and a variety of stampings. They are also actively seeking to expand their business in the construction equipment industry.