• ML45 5 Axis Linear Drive

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ML 45 Description

The ML45 is a vertical full direct-drive 5-Axis portal machining center, having two linear axes moving the tool and one moving the table. This machine has been specifically designed for extremely high surface quality and precision components machining.

ML 45 Specifications

Travel X,Y,Z
320, 320, 320
Feed Rate X,Y,Z
60 m/min
Measuring System
Absolute Optical Linear Scales

Spindle Options


40000 RPM
HSK E 40
10/14 kW
32000 RPM
HSK E 40 25.5/32.5 kW
30000 RPM
ISO V30 11/15 kW

Control Options




Siemens           840D sl

Heidenhain      iTNC 530

Table Options


2 Axis Swiveling Rotary Table

Clamping Area Ø 250 mm
Rotary and Tilting A 360º  B +/- 100º
Rapid Rates A / B 200 RPM


 Since 1966, C.B.Ferrari, has been an active part of the Italian Machine Tool industry producing 5 & 6 Axis machines, automated systems, turnkey milling and laser solutions, widely used by the world’s most advanced high–tech manufacturing companies for machining.

C.B.Ferrari has over 25 years of experience in providing advanced solutions to aerospace customers and is currently supporting the aviation industry worldwide with state of the art technology. The quality of C.B.Ferrari products is recognized by top level aerospace OEMs and their subcontractors around the world, involving complex aero-engine components including fan, compressor and turbine blades and vanes, blisks, diffusers and combustion chamber components.

Due to extensive knowledge in this area, C.B. Ferrari has developed a new 5-Axis machining process for blisks based on High-Feed Milling (HFM). During HFM the majority of the cutting forces are directed back towards the spindle, parallel to the cutting tool, with only a small amount of force acting perpendicularly. Directing the cutting forces axially, into the spindle column of the machine provides the greatest stability, and allows HFM to be particularly effective for processing long deep cavities, that are required for blisk manufacturing.

Additionally, HFM allows for greater accuracy to the near-net shape utilizing smaller step downs at high feeds, thus reducing large scallops. This makes the finishing process significantly more efficient.

ML45, 5-Axis full direct-drive portal machining center specifically designed for achieving extremely high surface quality and processing efficiency. The process has been developed using our TS85 software, a sophisticated CAM dedicated to complex 5-Axis airfoil machining and used primarily for turbine component manufacturing applications.

The ML45 machine layout includes a vertical 18/23Nm, 28.000Rpm HSK-E40 spindle and a two-axes direct drive rotary-tilting table, which make it suitable for the HFM processing of titanium blisks up to 250mm in diameter. The wear-less direct-drive technology allows for remarkable reliability, especially for milling processes, which involve only a limited machine working area such as blisks.

The ML45 design allows for a perfect chip evacuation and an easy automatic part loading/unloading integration. From simple work piece pallet changers up to complex Industry 4.0 compliant flexible manufacturing cells making this machine perfect for high production contexts.

Due in part to new-dedicated algorithms introduced in our TS85 and the dynamic performance of our ML45, we are able to supply a unique foundation for responsive high-feed cutting. This achieves remarkable tool life, along with an overall blisk machining time reduction.

ML45 Data

X-Y-Z                                                                          320mm

B (Tilting)                                                                   +135°/-100°

C (Rotary)                                                                  360°

Rapid Traverse                                                          60m/min

Spindle:                                                                      18/23Nm - 28.000Rpm - HSK-E40

Max. Workpiece Size:                                                D=280mm, H=200mm

Max. Payload:                                                            30kg

ATC Capacity:                                                             56T


Blisk Data

Material:                                                                  Ti6Al4v

Raw Part dimension:                                             D=176mm, H=46mm

Finished Hub dimension:                                     D=145mm, d=115mm, H=46mm

Number of Blades:                                                16




Being an active part in the aviation industry we provide state of the art technology and advanced machining solutions.


We developed a large range of machines with the intent of processing various types and sizes blades and vanes.


Our original industry, C.B. Ferrari constantly innovates and holds the bar to the highest standards.

Precision Components

With our overall experience spanning all fields, C.B. Ferrari is the perfect machine for all fields requiring high accuracy and
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About us

C.B. Ferrari machines are utilized by the world’s most advanced manufacturing companies for highly complex and precise component machining.  With over 4500 machines servicing the aerospace, energy, mold and precision machining industries, C.B Ferrari is a proven technological leader with its 5 axis milling and laser machines.