Laser Manufacturing Purchases YCM XV1020A to Increase Productivity

Laser Manufacturing Inc. (LMI), Pflugerville, TX, recently purchased two YCM XV1020 vertical machining centers from Eagle Machine Services, Inc. in Arlington, TX, the North Texas distributor for YCM/Supermax, to meet the diversified needs of its customers. Laser Manufacturing was established in 1989 and has relied on advanced technologies to deliver quality products to a variety of industries including semi conductor, military, aerospace and consumer products.

The company has contributed to the U.S. Navy's Aircraft Launch and Recovery (ALRE) program. One project Laser Manufacturing engineers worked on was a Jet Blast Deflector Panel. They thoroughly researched and designed a special manufacturing process that produced a unique flat shape for the

(l-r) Marcelo Draguicevich, Sales Manager, and Oscar Draguicevich, QA Manager, of Laser Manufacturing in front of the YCM XV1020 VMC.

Jet Blast Deflector Panel. To date the company has delivered over 2,000 units to the US Navy and has been awarded other Navy projects.

Laser Manufacturing Inc. manufactures in a 6,000 sq. ft. facility and uses an additional 4,000 sq. ft. facility nearby. The company has invested in the latest technology in machine tools with a wide range of capacities for milling and turning. Other services provided by LMI include a complete welding facility, Clemtex bead blast room and assembly. Quality control is enhanced by a Mitutoyo Apex coordinate measuring machine and other instruments and gages. The quality control department can also perform reverse engineering.

"We have been delighted with the YCM/Supermax machines and the service that Eagle Machine has provided over the years. We are currently looking to add two more YCM machining centers to our shop floor," said Oscar Draguicevich, Jr. of Laser Manufacturing.

"The XV1020A vertical machining center came already equipped with what some manufacturers offer as options," said Marcelo Draguicevich, global sales manager at LMI. "Rigid tapping, chip auger, 30 HP spindle motor and other features did not have to be added to the machine."

YCM/Supermax offers the XV1020A for job shops that require versatility in their machining centers. The YCM XV1020A is equipped with a powerful 30 HP IDD spindle, 10,000 RPM spindle with the capability of performing high-speed rigid tapping.

The Fanuc MXP-200i control comes with a full alphanumeric keyboard and a 10.4" LCD monitor with Dynamic Graphics. Programming is easily accomplished with the manual guide conversational software. The control features a high-speed contouring function for complex parts.

Standard on the machine is a high-speed 24-tool swing arm automatic tool changer for Cat 40 tools (BT-40 optional. The tool magazine is random access and bi-directional with a tool change time of 2.5 sec. tool-to-tool.

Accessories that come standard with the machine include a screw type chip conveyor, chip enclosure, hand held coolant gun, hand held air nozzle, oil skimmer and a spindle air coolant.

"These features give job shops the versatility and ease of use it needs to meet deadlines and to keep costs down. When run time and dependability are crucial to meet deadlines the XV1020A vertical machining center is the machine to perform the requirements," said Jesse Valdez of Eagle Machine Services.

Eagle Machine Services, Inc. and YCM provide customer support in North Texas and now have local support in the Austin area.

For more information contact:

Eagle Machine Services, Inc.

1009 Commercial Blvd. N.

Arlington, TX 76001




Marcelo Draguicevich

Laser Manufacturing, Inc.

1801 Rowe Lane

Pflugerville, TX 78660


Fax: 512-990-8406