Modig Announces HHV Professional

Modig Machine Tool Sweden announces a competitive differentiator which elevates professional shops to the next level – the HHV Professional. 

”Many third tier suppliers to the aerospace industry balk at investing in latest generation machining centers due to concerns about return on investment” said David Waldron, President of Modig US. ”The HHV Professional solves this problem – producing the vast majority of extrusion mill parts demanded by their customers and enabling them to bid lower contract prices yet increase margins”. Modig Machine Tool President David Modig added ”Modig means innovation. The two-chuck HHV Professional extrusion mill protects a shop’s competitive place in a market characterized by price compression and intense competition. Accommodating aluminum and carbon fiber parts, the HHV Professional delivers high productivity, extraordinary precision and repeatability yet occupies a surprisingly small footprint.” The HHV Professional excels at all shaped extrusions up to 6”x10” cross section, stowage bin structures, floor beams, stringer clips and brackets, seat tracks and fuselage floor grid components.

Founded in 1948, Modig has continuously enhanced its reputation through its HHV extrusion mill and HHV Professional, and the six-axis FlexiMill prior to the game changing RigiMill, another revolutionary product from Modig.

Contact David Modig david.modig@modig.se or David Waldron david.waldron@modig.se

Soosung Airframe selects Modig RigiMill

Soosung Airframe has selected Modig’s RigiMill for its manufacturing needs, notably for wing stringers. “Finally, there is a machine optimized for stringers. We will use this machine for the wingtop panels on the Airbus A320” said Soosung’s Managing Director Mr. Joon Woo Cho. With 40% faster production per part, Modig’s high speed solution is just what we need.” Soosung Airframe, headquartered in South Korea since 1985, supplies aero structures for commercial, military and business jets to the world’s leading aerospace companies.

Modig President David Modig said “We overcame fierce competition from multi-spindle machine manufacturers. The 150kw spindle RigiMill will be customized for Soosung’s needs. For aluminum, we fit high a high speed spindle together with a machine structure that is designed for speed and rigidity. The automatic pallet changer handles material in excess of 52 feet.”

David Waldron, President of Modig’s US operations, commented “The RigiMill is an exciting and disruptive technology that generates a tremendous return on investment for our customers, especially when coupled with an integrated pallet system for loading raw materials and unloading finished product. We are happy to run time studies for our customers to demonstrate the strong value-add delivered by the RigiMill.”

Founded in 1948, Modig has continuously enhanced its reputation through its HHV extrusion mill and six-axis FlexiMill prior to the game changing RigiMill, another revolutionary product from Modig.

Contact David Modig david.modig@modig.se or David Waldron david.waldron@modig.se

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Toyota Material Handling Selects MODIG RigiMill 

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Toyota Material Handling Europe has placed an order for the newest technology offered by Modig Machine Tool – the RigiMill. Toyota Material Handling carries out development, manufacturing, and sales of material handling equipment.

Patrick Petterzon, Project Leader within the production organization at Toyota Material Handling said “We were impressed with the material handling capabilities of RigiMill and the technical competence of Modig. RigiMill will dramatically reduce stand still when changing tools and this reduced cycle time will help us optimize productivity and reduce tooling costs.” Cycle time is expected to be reduced at least 30%.

RigiMill is the market’s first ’two in one’ machine for heavy machining in titanium. “For the first time ever it is possible to operate one machine for optimal roughing and optimal finishing” said Modig President David Modig. As with all Modig Machine Tool systems, the unit is customized for each specific customer’s need. In the case of Toyota Material Handling, this is for cutting steel. The system is built for the characteristics of each metal to be machined – stiff for heavy cutting, and fast with a wide spindle for aluminum.

David Waldron, President of Modig’s US operations, commented “The RigiMill is an exciting and disruptive technology that generates a tremendous return on investment for our customers, especially when coupled with an integrated pallet system for loading raw materials and unloading finished product. We are happy to run time studies for our customers to demonstrate the strong value-add delivered by the RigiMill.”

Founded in 1948, Modig has continuously enhanced its reputation through its HHV ExtrusionMill, HHV BarMill and six-axis FlexiMill prior to the game changing RigiMill, another revolutionary product from Modig.

Contact David Modig david.modig@modig.se or David Waldron david.waldron@modig.se

Revolutionary approach required to deliver intelligent aluminum milling

When your industry has zero tolerance for failure, a radical and pervasive change in production methods is scary. But evolutionary step by step improvement is limited to existing solutions and marginal gain. It takes a revolutionary innovator to imagine and then build something none of us had previously thought possible. This is the story of Modig Machine Tools’ HHV BarMill and Precise Machining and Manufacturing, LLC.

Modig means innovation and is recognized worldwide for innovative adaptations to challenging machining applications and unparalleled measuring accuracy. HHV BarMill boasts 30% savings in raw material usage and if you are milling less, you are creating less waste as well, saving on both raw material cost and production waste removal. With HHV BarMill, cycle times are 50-70% faster. Moreover, operator intervention is cut in half which will enable Precise to shorten production time and direct labor expense leading to lowered manufacturing costs. A part of Accurus Aerospace Corporation, Precise is a leading Tier II supplier of metallic parts, kits and assemblies and processing services to the global aerospace and defense industry.

Modig President David Modig said ”imagine feeding 200 inch bar stock into a machine which rotates the bar to have access from all sides – this is HHV BarMill. We’re not talking lathes, we’re promising intelligent aluminum milling like no one else can deliver.” No sitting and waiting to manually feed, clamp and cut stock. Precise was skeptical at first, disbelieving that Modig achieved what no one else could. ”After all” said Precise President and General Manager Larry Johnson ”rarely does a game changer appear that addresses raw material utilzation and an opportunity to improve efficiency. We feel the Modig is a huge advantage for our business and gives us a leg up …”

To address its early skepticism, Precise had Modig conduct a time study of an aerospace structural part that required 27 minutes to manufacture on a conventional machine. Modig milled the piece in 11 minutes. Precise’s operators’ time was also reduced due to single operation machining with the Modig vs. standard conventional machining, increasing the available labor resources.

Revolutionary innovations that make all subsequent incremental improvements possible – this is Modig.

Questions? Contact Mary Ann Waldron 443-243-8496 mawaldron@tracbiz.com