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Case study: Machining i-beam end faces with a milling rail and gantry

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 27, 2018 1:11:00 PM

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 Using a gantry with a milling rail creates working envelope to suit the specific project. it also enables a 2 axis milling rail to be used across 3 axes. This is illustrated in this case study from the construction sector.

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Topics: portable milling, gantry milling machine

Portable milling machines: Installation methods

Posted by Alan Hillier on Apr 12, 2017 9:34:07 AM

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Portable milling machines are used for many different types of on-site machining projects throughout the oil & gas, power generation and petrochemicals industries.

For the on-site machinist, knowing in advance how the product will be mounted onto the job will not only help things run smoothly, but also deliver accurate results, and ultimately, save the customer both time and money.

So, what are the different ways that 2-axis and 3-axis portable milling machines can be set up?

Our examples below will give you an overview of the commonest methods.

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Topics: milling, gantry milling machine, portable milling

Portable gantry milling machines. An overview

Posted by Alan Hillier on Dec 19, 2016 3:05:10 PM



Portable milling machines are available in a wide range of sizes to suit in-situ machining projects with the stroke capacity of up to 3m length. But what can you do if you need to open up the working envelope to a much larger size?

This is where the gantry milling provides the solution. Mounting a 2 axis milling rail onto a gantry system increases the working area and at the same time converts it to a 3 axis configuration.

But what are the options and different types of portable gantry mills available? In this article we provide an insight by taking a look at the Mirage gantry mill range.

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Portable milling machine: design process overview

Posted by Alan Hillier on Apr 20, 2016 2:17:05 PM




Over the years, the Mirage team has designed and manufactured many successful milling machines for a wide range of on-site machining applications. One recent project was a perfect fit for the Derby based UK design team. Here’s an overview of the development process.

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Topics: gantry milling machine, portable machining, portable milling

Case Study: Mirage develops bespoke CNC gantry milling machine for shipbuilding project

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jan 25, 2016 9:30:00 AM


Above left: The Gantry Milling Machine under development in Derby (UK). Above right: Ready for testing at Mirage Subsea in Houston (USA).

In 2015 we were asked to provide a solution for an on-site machining project for a client operating in the shipbuilding sector. Our engineers met the challenge by designing a custom built solution which was tested thoroughly before delivering it to the customer. Here’s an overview of the solution our team produced and how it was tested;

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Topics: On-site machining, Shipbuilding, milling, case study, cnc milling machine, gantry milling machine



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