A huge Gantry CNC Mill may at first seem like the the ideal machine for milling car models, but it is not a suitable solution for many Design Studios where space is at a premium. The MM5 was designed for installation in areas with low ceiling heights and restricted floor loadings. In most cases the MM5 machine can mount on top of the existing concrete floor and next to an existing surface plate.
Horizontal Arm Machines such as the TARUS MM5 are better suited to milling car models compared to a Vertical Arm Gantry machine; consider the detail at the lower portions of a car model and the long reach required to mill that model with a Gantry. An open Horizontal Arm machine is a much nicer tool for a Modeler who must pack clay or modeling paste onto a model to make modifications compared to the confinement of a Gantry Machine.
With the MM5, very high levels of milling performance are reached with the smallest possible footprint and infrastructure modifications. Linear Motor Direct Drive provides the highest performance and reliability, combined with the Heidenhain TNC640 CNC. Surface Quality and Accuracy are outstanding and the Linear Motor Direct Drive are Backlash Free and quiet.
The 2 Axis Milling Head allows quick and easy cutter angle adjustment with RTCP, and also full 5 axis CNC milling if desired. A powerful liquid cooled HSK40 spindle quietly operates at up to 12,000 rpm with 3.5 kw of power and is suitable for milling clay as well as foam and epoxy up to 750 kg/m3 density.
A Direct Drive Absolute Position Rotary table is available. Table Diameter is 2.5 meters, capacity is 5,000 kg. The table can be used to rotate a full scale exterior model or to index between 2 or more smaller models such as interior components or wheel models.