Fives adds machining versatility to Giddings & Lewis T-bed boring mills with contouring heads and programmable boring bars

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The Giddings & Lewis T-bed horizontal boring mill is now available with a range of contouring heads and programmable boring bars, also known as feedout tools. Feedout tools add an extra level of machining versatility to live spindle horizontal boring mills. Providing a programmable axis capable of turning and complex machining operations, contouring heads and programmable boring bars improve quality and decrease cycle time and manufacturing costs by reducing the number of tools and setups required. Giddings & Lewis T-bed boring mills are available with contouring heads able to produce bores from 0 to 1250 mm in diameter. The cutting range of the programmable boring bars is 150 to 580 mm depending on the bar size.