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SHAPEMILL 1600/2000


ShapeMill NCF 1600 and NCF 2000 are machine specially engineered for workshops producing pieces made from natural and composite stone, such as tanks,columns, bas-reliefs, capitals, banisters, sculptures, etc., and particularly suitable forrestoration works.
SHAPEMILL NCF is a CNC milling centre designed for contouring, cutting and turning with five interpolated axes and a fixed work-table offering users the possibility of multiple and complex machining operations which would otherwise require several machines:
  • shaping of blocks or billets utilising a saw blade to obtain large size workpieces with complex shape;
  • shaping and creating recesses utilising milling tools;
  • contouring utilising shaped tools;
  • cutting slabs and billets into workpieces utilising a saw blade;
  • turning of columns with shaped profiles or machining of columns to create a twisted effect all along the surface.



  • “rapid” displacements of up to 40 metres per minute;
  • giant work-table sizing up to 4.000x3.500 mm
  • powerful high-frequency spindle of 39.6 kW;
  • max. diameter of the cutting saw blade: 1.000 mm;
  • “C” axis rotation: ± 200°;
  • “A” axis rotation:  from 0° to +115°;
  • “X” axis travel: 4.000 mm;
  • “Y” axis travel: 2800/5.500 mm;
  • “Z” axis travel: 1.600/2.000 mm;
  • possibility of using  various saw bladesshaped toolsdrillsmillers, etc.;
  • automatic tool-store with 27 positions + (optional) 2 positions for the saw blade.


  • steel work-table secured to the ground, with aluminium top with recesses for mounting fixtures to secure the work piece in place;
  • beam with “gantry” movement along the shoulders (“X” axis) on ground guides and roller sliding block assemblies; the drive assembly consists of a pinion-and-rack system with rack precision to hundredths, with 6 DIN 3961 Alpha quality grade, and precision reduction gears with Alpha backlash adjustment system; the motorization is by Siemens digital brushless-type motors;
  • spindle carriage manufactured from iron casting and moving on roller sliding block assemblies ( “Y” axis); the drive assembly consists of a precision pinion-and-rack system powered by a digital brushless-type motor. The spindle steel cylinder (“Z” axis) is positioned vertically on the inside of the carriage and is moved by a ball bearing screw / preloaded lead nuts / digital brushless-type motor system. Provided with a pneumatic balancing system;
  • birotary head for interpolated 5-axis machining. The head has a symmetrical structure and consists of two main structural elements, the first (“C” axis) is fitted with a Schleifring slip ring system for ± 200° rotation around its own vertical axis and the second element (“A” axis) rotating from 0° to +115° and housing the high-frequency spindle. Rotation transmission are provided by brushless-type motors;
  • 6-pole 39.6 kW high-frequency spindle, cooled by a closed circuit electric-cooling system, which has a rotational speed of up to 7.000 rpm and a steep torque curve so as to supply the maximum power even when rotating slowly (e.g. with a 1.000mm ø saw blade at 1.000 rpm, the maximum power is supplied);
  • the high-frequency spindle is fitted with a HSK-A100 (HSK-B100 NCF2000) conical coupling for the milling tools and saw blade and provided with an internal and external tool cooling system.

  • Carousel tool magazine with 27 cells.
  • store for saw blade with a max. diameter of 600 mm, secured to the side shoulders, for 2 positions as a maximum (optional accessory).
  • lathe for producing columns and twisted effect details with workable sizes: ø 1.080/1.600 x 3.200 mm (optional accessory)
  • frontal protection barrier consisting of a series of sliding doors with manual opening; doors are made from structure and are provided with wide inspection ports. The rear part of the milling centre is closed by a set of steel plate panels.
  • Siemens Sinumerik 840D SL: the latest digitally-controlled computer numerical control system, with PC architecture and a PC unit utilising Windows as operating system, with Windows user-friendly interface and fully-developed software for work program management.
  • SHAPEMILL Teleservice. An Internet connection is required in order to ensure an effective technical support in case of need.
  • control console mounted on a mobile pendant structure and equipped with a 15-inch touch-screen colour monitor, a joystick to easily move the motorized working axes movement and a USB port for data transfer.
  • portable mini console, wired to the main control console, to duplicate the major controls (axes management + hand-wheel, emergency shut-down, etc.); this portable mini console allows the operator to be close to the piece to be machined thus controlling directly some delicate machining operations.
  • electrics and utilities are housed in two cabinets with IP54 grade of protection and cooled by an air conditioning unit specially designed for a maximum external temperature of +45°C.
  • superior quality components: 
  • racks with precision up to hundredths and 6 DIN 3961 Alpha quality grade
  • precision reduction gears with Alpha backlash adjustment system
  • Siemens digital brushless-type motors
  • Schleifring rotating slip ring
  • Siemens CNC unit

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