The model MC 23 is the most compact among the various models that constitute the MC family. The fixed-gantry frame is made of top-grade cast iron and steel to ensure maximum stiffness also when machining steel. Traversing is driven by precisionground ball screws; the 3 axes are simultaneously controlled to ensure precision milling of 2D and complex, 3D designs. The exclusive 9-tools automatic changer is fitted with an air jet to blow the toolholder taper clean. The control unit has panel controls for adjusting spindle and axis speed and coolant flow. It is prearranged for the 4th (indexing). This sophisticated yet rugged and simple machine has a number of uses: marking and engraving, making small dies and electrodes, sheet-metal blanking and punching, plate making, etc. Now it allows also to execute tapping operations.
BieMmePi, successful makers of small machining centres, started in 1981 as a subcontracting machine shop and built up significant experience in the manufacture of components for machine tools, milling, turning and grinding jobs and designed mechanical components. Some years later BieMmePi designed and developed a small CNC machining centre, the prototype of which was completed in 1987. In 1988 this centre was exhibited at the BI-MU, Italy's most important machine-tool exhibition, where its innovative mechanical and electronic solutions, compact size, ruggedness and flexibility of use were appreciated by the visitors. After the commercial success of this product, two larger models were developed; also thanks to a powerful, user-friendly engraving software package, BieMmePi's machining centres swept the engraving-machine market and acquired the reputation of rugged, versatile and reliable machines. In 1991 BieMmePi dropped the subcontracting business to prepare the launching of an innovative machine for acetate frames in the optical market. DOPPIOZERO, as this machine is known, stands out for compact-size, cost-efficiency and user-friendliness, wich makes it suitable for small frames manufactures too. The great success of this new minicentre drove BieMmePi to design a new machine for optical market, named PRIMAVISTA, expressly developed to mill cylindrical, spherical, double-spherical and toric lenses and masks. 1996 saw the launching of a new group of high speed milling machines, Meta series, with 3 and 5 axes, looking at diesinkers and modelmakers market. BieMmePi design and make every mechanical components in their own shop and also develop the programming software. A very powerful 2D and 3D CAD-CAM system has been developed during the last 8 years and it has been appreciated especially by artistic diesinkers. Software development, machines design, manufacture and assembly, theoretical and practical training classes; consultancy and after-sale service: BieMmePi purpose is to provide the most complete service possible to their customers, for whom the firm will thus as a single, all-round service point.