Shapemaker 0672 is the new 3 axis routing centre from BDG Machine Tools. With
it's fantastic price and large Z travel it makes high technology available to a wide range of industries.
Shapemaker provides a quantum leap forward in versatility, economy, speed and
user friendliness. Shapemaker is fantastic for cutting plastic, aluminium and wood
to close tolerances. Standard features include full guarding and
dust management, an eight position tool changer and simultaneous three axis look
By utilising a router with a high rail gantry, the Shapemaker 0672 is able to machine an incredible range of geometry
with long tools, and has the height and rigidity to make parts that would be impossible to machine on a
normal flat bed router. The Shapemaker 0672 can not only move all three axes simultaneously
to rapidly shape curved surfaces but can also machine tall parts glued up in layers. BDG worked closely with industry to create a machine that
greatly improves on the usefulness of other three axis routing machines without the expense and complexity oof five axis programming.
As an example, Pump Tech are using a BDG Shapemaker 672 to CNC machine
patterns and moulds for pump housings and pump impellers.
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Pump Tech are using the Shapemaker to satisfy customer demands for ever increasing accuracy and tight
Whilst many three axis routers are capable of profile cutting, using a Shapemaker 672
allows the parts to have more height. The high rail gantry not only increases the available cutting height but also contributes to excellent machine dynamics that all patterns to
be machined to greater accuracy and smoothness in a fraction of the time compared to
low rail flat bed routing machines..
The Shapemaker 672 has a 2.5m by 1.3m table and up to 600mm of vertical travel. The
machine is relatively compact being 2.3m wide by 3.5m long and only 2.9m high. With
rapid traverse speeds up to 48m/minute and an 18000 rpm, 3.7kW wate cooled spindle, parts can be
machined very quickly. The Shapemaker 672 uses a DSPl motion control that is
especially good at handling long programs with complex motion profiles. The controller
uses G codes and is compatible with common CAD/CAM programs such as Pro/Engineer,
Delcam, Unigraphics, TopSolid and Mastercam.
Shapemaker is Australian made and uses top quality components sourced from Korea, China
and Europe. AC servo motors, encoder feedback, precission racks and planetary gearboxes and profiled linear rails
with ball bearing cars provide maximum reliability. .
Users will appreciate the full guarding and dust management. The control console is
ergonomically designed and uses a Toshiba notebook PC.
The eight place tool changer adds a level of versatility usually only found on machining
centres. The Shapemaker 0672 can rapidly change tools and can handle a variety of router
cutters including straight, ballnose, profiled cutters and saw blades.
From fine engraving work, to profile cutting, rapid proto-typing, heavy roughing,
large size pattern making and high speed contouring, the Shapemaker 672 is a versatile
and productive machine that can manufacture a vast range of tools, products and shapes.