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The Methods MB450U Simultaneous 5-Axis Bridge Type Machining Center is engineered & built to strict Methods specifications and quality standards. This product line is packed with standard features and benefits that will exceed the expectations of our customers looking for quality, reliability, accuracy and longevity at a competitive price.

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Product Details

Features & Benefits

  • 15,000 RPM Big Plus, 40 Taper Spindle with Air-Oil Lubrication, Spindle Chiller
  • Direct Drive Hollow Shaft Spindle Motor with 1,000 psi CTS Prep
  • Robust Bridge Type Construction with Thermal Compensation
  • High Performance FANUC 31i-MB5 Control with 15” TFT Screen
  • FANUC FAST Package III
  • Includes Tool Center Point Control, Collision Detection, 2 GB Data Server, Manual Guide I, AICC II, 600 Block Look Ahead and Ethernet
  • Large Capacity 48 Tool ATC
  • Includes Heidenhain Scales in All Axes & Kinematic Calibration Hardware/Software

Technical Data


X axis Travel
15.7" (400 mm)
Y axis Travel
13.8" (350 mm)
Z axis Travel
13.8" (350 mm)
B axis - Tilting
-50° ~ +110°
C axis - Rotary


Table Dimensions
Ø17.72 in (Ø450 mm)
Maximum Load
441 lbs (200 kg)
Spindle Nose to Table Surface
5.9” ~ 24” (150 ~ 610 mm)


Spindle Speed
15,000 rpm
Spindle Taper
Big Plus/CAT40
Spindle Power
10 hp (7.5kW)
Spindle Torque
35ft-lb (47.7Nm)
Spindle Lube
Oil / Air


X-Axis Rapid Traverse
1889in/min (48m/min)
Y-Axis Rapid Traverse
1889in/min (48m/min)
Z-Axis Rapid Traverse
1889in/min (48m/min)
B/C Axes Rotation Speed
25 rpm


Maximum Number of Tools
Tool-to-Tool Change Time
1.9 sec
Maximum Tool Length
9.85" (250mm)
Max Diameter
3.0" (75 mm)
Max Weight
15.4 lbs (7 kg)

Dimensions/ Weight/ Capacities

Floor Space (L x W x H)
139.3" x 130.4" x 118.2" (3538mm x 3312mm x 3002mm)
13,250 lbs (6000 kg)
Coolant Tank Capacity
68.7 gal (260 L)


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