Announcement – May 11, 2022 – New Shop Capabilities


We’ve just received the latest addition to our shop: A Fanuc RoboDrill α-D21MiB5ADV, 10,000 RPM, CNC Vertical Machining Center with a Fanuc 31i-B5 CNC Control and a 4th axis Fanuc DDRT-500 Direct Drive Linear Rotary Table.


This machine also has a bunch of automation-ready options (e.g. Hennig Hinge Belt Conveyor, Auto Door, Tool Probe, Bed Flush, Fixture Flush, Spindle Air Blow, etc…). This will allow us to add a robot to this machining cell, for automatic loading & unloading.


We’re excited about all of the extra capabilities that this new machine will give us. We’ll use it to produce parts that go into our VisionGauge® inspection and measurement systems, to help support the increasing popularity of VisionGauge® systems.


Thanks very much to our terrific partners at Methods Machine Tools for their help making this happen!


  • Robodrill arriving at VISIONx