New CNC milling machine

21 Feb 2020

Hallberg-Rassy has invested in a completely new CNC milling machine. The new machine is both faster and more all-round efficient than the previous generation. Today Hallberg-Rassy is using the third generation of CNC routers.

Hallberg-Rassy belongs to the pioneers when it comes to the use of CNC controlled routers for cutting wood in the marine business. Back in 1987 the first CNC machine was put into operation at the yard. Parts could be precision cut optimizing waste to a degree previously unknown. 

What Hallberg-Rassy pioneered in the marine business, even before the world’s largest pleasure boat producers, was to use a vacuum to hold the piece that was going to be cut out. That means that only the tools have to be measured in, there is no longer any need to adapt for each shape to be cut out. This makes the set up so suitable for boat building, where the number of shapes can be several thousands, but the number of units cut out each time are rarely more than ten.

Today Hallberg-Rassy has three CNC routers; one five axis for three dimensional shapes, and two three axis for two dimensional shapes. Normally wood is cut out with the routers, but the routers are also used with Plexi glass, Corian, aluminium and PUR paste for milling plugs.