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Dynamic Metals buys second Elumatec Machining Centre


In November 2018 specialist subcontract metalwork supplier Dynamic Metals, LLC commissioned its second 5-axis Elumatec profile machining centre at its factory in Elkhart, Indiana, USA. The new installation enables efficient manufacture of extruded aluminium components for its transportation sector customers, particularly in the rail industry for whom the company makes window systems, doors, glazing, seats, locks and other miscellaneous hardware.

The new Elumatec SBZ 151, complete with shuttle option, is 12m long, enabling two full-length workpieces - typically lengths of aluminium extrusion - to be loaded at once. With this option the machine works continuously whilst the operator has unrestricted access to load and unload the machine during the machining cycle. In addition, the 12m bed is fitted with 20 autonomous clamps; each of which can be individually controlled by the CNC program.  This allows full lengths of extrusion to be processed into multiple shorter length components during a single CNC program.

Referring to the developments at its sister company, Hydram’s Managing Director David Greatorex said, “I’m delighted to see continued investment in new processes and technology amongst the Dynamic Group.  This new Elumatec sits alongside the existing SBZ 150 machine which has a 7m bed length, and more than doubles their machining capacity.  It shows our commitment to providing highly capable, flexible manufacturing facilities, whilst keeping control of costs for our customers.”


Elumatec machining


Elumatec SBZ 150 and 151

The Elumatec CNC controlled machining centres perform all operations, including routing, drilling, tapping, thread-milling, notching and sawing in a single cycle.  With spindle speeds of up to 24,000 rpm, automated tooling changes, and in-cycle load and unload, the throughput compared to multiple traditional operations is significantly increased.  Accuracy is also enhanced with 3D graphic display and 6-sided machining with no additional set-ups within the machining program.


Elumatec components


About Dynamic Metals, LLC

Located in Elkhart, Indiana, Dynamic Metals, LLC is known for its expertise in complex shapes and tight tolerances.  Possessing an impressive set of custom metal forming capabilities and utilising a wide range of innovative techniques, the company consistently strives to exceed the requirements set by its customers.  Amongst other capabilities Dynamic Metals has built a reputation for innovative “Design to Build” window and door solutions.  The extensive engineering department can modify existing products or design entirely new products based on customer specifications.


About the Dynamic Group

Hydram Engineering Ltd. became part of the Dynamic Aerospace and Defense group in June 2018, a privately-owned business with its main headquarters in Michigan, USA. Hydram is Dynamic’s first acquisition outside the US, joining an existing portfolio of companies based in the mid-west and having an established reputation, specialising in supplying precision metal components for the aerospace, defence, automotive and rail sectors.

As a group of tightly coordinated companies, Dynamic Aerospace and Defense is uniquely qualified to meet the technical and manufacturing challenges of its customers worldwide, with member companies holding certifications from a wide variety of organisations and tier 1 manufacturers including GE Aviation, Rolls Royce, TARDEC and Nadcap.

Recognised for excellence in metal forming and fabrication, the group is focused on providing engineered solutions for customers’ metal forming needs.