iQ500 Micro Milling Machine for Ultra Precision Performance

The iQ500 is the ideal, larger precision micro milling machine for manufacturers of LED tooling, optic surface finishes and other high-tolerance machining applications. The machine delivers wide ranging capabilities from sub-micron machining accuracy and repeatability up to macro-scale machining applications.

The iQ500 micro milling machine is built with a state-of-the-art linear motor design, 0.005-micron scale feedback and unparalleled component temperature control.  Together, these features provide precise and predictable machining results, eliminating continuous process parameter adjustments due to tool positioning error and thermal distortion.

The machine can effectively measure tool lengths to sub-micron levels of accuracy and repeatability, providing for simple and predictable tool blends with various cutting tools, spindle speeds and machining depths. Its large work envelope, wide-ranging travels, and flexible spindle design provide for high utility in micro part production, as well as groundbreaking research and development.

Technical Specifications

Table: 800 mm x 500 mm
X: 600 mm Y: 500 mm Z: 300 mm

Spindle RPM
Spindle Taper
Rapid Traverse
16,000 mm/min (X & Y) / 8,000 mm/min (Z)
Cutting Feedrate
16,000 mm/min (X & Y) / 8,000 mm/min (Z)
Maximum Workpiece
755 mm x 500 mm x 300 mm
Maximum Payload
300 kg
ATC Capacity
Tool to Tool
8 sec
Maximum Tool Diameter
20 mm
Maximum Tool Weight
0.5 kg

Makino’s 45,000-rpm, HSK-E32 spindle—based upon its patented core-cooling, under-race and jacket spindle temperature control system—virtually eliminates thermal growth, deflection or vibration, even during long hours of high-speed machining.

To ensure microscopic blending and matching of surfaces machined with different tools, the iQ500 integrates the proprietary Makino Hybrid Automatic Tool Length Measurement System (HyATLM). A 40-tool magazine ensures a wide variety of tooling to address an extensive variety of projects.

The user-friendly, Makino Professional 6 control with Makino’s proprietary, next-generation Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.5) software—developed specifically for high-feedrate, tight-tolerance machining of complex, 3-D contoured shapes involving continuous tiny blocks of NC data—ensures production rates faster than standard CNC systems while maintaining unsurpassed accuracy. The iQ500 Precision Micromachining Center represents the future of micro machining.

Standard Features:
  • Forty (40) Tool Magazine
  • 45,000 rpm, HSK-E32 Spindle
  • Automatic Spindle Lubricant Temperature Controller
  • Linear Motor (X, Y & Z axes)
  • Axis Drive Temperature Control System
  • Scale Feedback (0.00125 micron scales)
  • Thermal Guard (Bed & Column)
  • Automatic Lubrication
  • Nozzle Coolant
  • Splash and Chip Shield
  • Automatic Air Blower
  • Makino Professional 6 Control
  • Super GI.5 Control
  • Data Center (1 GB)
  • Program Storage (2 GB)
  • Tool Offset Pairs (400 Total)
  • Custom Macro Variables (1100 total)
  • Programming Data Input (G10)
  • Helical Interpolation
  • Rigid Tapping
  • Makino Hybrid ATLM
  • Least Input Increment (0.0001mm)
  • Air Dryer
  • Run Hour Meter (Power On, Spindle On, NC Automatic On)
  • T-Slot Type Table (14H8 x 5)
  • Maintenance Advice System
  • Auto Zero; Auto Tool; Specific Tool, Setup Position Return
  • Inch/Metric Selection
  • LED Worklight
  • Spindle Load Display
  • Spindle Load Monitoring
  • Tool Life Management
  • Direct Spare Tool Selection
  • Transformer

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