Big parts need big ideas. Gigafeeder is purpose-built for drilling, tapping, and milling large aluminum die-cast automotive body structures and EV battery trays.

Machining for gigacasting  and large die casting parts

Gigafeeder is designed around – and builds upon – Sugino’s renowned Selfeeder drilling and tapping units and our highly rigid and accurate #30 taper spindle machining centers. A moving axis with a long stroke and ATC functionality are included for increased versatility.

Machining for Gigacasting, Mega Cast, and Large Components

Ideal for large parts — e.g. electric vehicle parts or aluminum gigacasting, die-casting, or mega cast auto bodies that require extensive machining. Gigafeeder occupies a fraction of the floor space compared to conventional production lines.

Processing large parts or giga castings not only comes with challenges,
but these parts also need to meet the tight specifications you expect.

Meet tight cycle times, even for large parts.

Existing systems — such as large gantry and oversized machining centers — can accommodate large components. However, they aren't fast enough to meet the tight cycle times required in automotive manufacturing. But Gigafeeder is designed with multi-spindle capacity for simultaneous machining, and the rigidity and performance of a horizontal machining center.

Large parts don't have to rely on overly large machines.

Traditional huge processing equipment takes up an enormous amount of space. In contrast, Gigafeeder is designed to occupy far less space compared to conventional production lines, but still offers a wide/large processing area. And flexible modules work a variety of ways (index, conveyor), and are easily repurposed as needs change.

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Equipped with ATC for flexible machining

Each spindle comes equipped with an ATC magazine that holds up to 11 tools. In addition to drilling and tapping, flexible processing such as milling can be performed.

Automatic Tool Change magazine inside the Gigacasting machining center
Spacious processing for large giga cast or mega cast parts and auto body structures


Spacious processing area for large parts

The four horizontal spindles installed as standard have a machining area of ​​1,850 mm on the X axis, 1,450 mm on the Y axis, and 350 mm on the Z axis, ensuring sufficient stroke for machining large EV parts, battery trays, and the like.


Simultaneous machining of multiple locations using #30 taper spindles reduces machining time

Gigafeeder is equipped with 4 spindles as standard (up to 6 spindles). Each module performs machining at the same time using separate operations, significantly reducing machining time. For example, by combining multiple modules using the index method, it is possible to shorten the process time even further.

Simultaneous machining with 4 to 6 spindles #30 machining for gigacasting or mega cast parts
Diagram of the space comparison of Gigafeeder for gigacast parts


Minimize your production line with space-saving design.

The main axis of Gigafeeder is installed horizontally, and the workpiece is attached to a tombstone and processed like a horizontal machining center. Comparatively, the footprint is surprisingly small compared to gantry machining centers and large vertical machining centers with similar machining areas. Additionally, this design allows for efficient use of space without sacrificing machining capabilities.

Create your optimal line layout by setting up modules in a
variety of configurations, ensuring flexibility and customization.

As shown below, Gigafeeder can be configured in a variety of ways. Moreover, the modules can be positioned to match your required cycle time needs, conveyance system, and factory layout. Additionally, if the parts you produce change in the future, then the equipment can be easily repurposed for maximum flexibility - just by reconfiguring the setup of the modules.
A comparison of the machining center for Gigacasting versus traditional machining options
Comparison of Installation Space
The typical space taken up by machining for Gigacasting or large frame components
Gigafeeder has a smaller footprint for machining drilling and tapping of giga cast mega cast parts or battery trays

Large Machining Center

Required Space: 80 x 50 = 4,000 m2
Required Machines: 26


Required Space: 50 x 20 = 1,000 m2
Required Machines: 6 sets of 4 stations, index-style machines


Spindle rotation speed
Max. 12,000 min-1
Number of spindles
Maximum 6 (standard 4 <horizontal direction> + optional 2 <vertical direction>)
Main shaft taper hole
Number of tools
11 each (maximum 66)
External dimensions
Width 5,350mm x Depth 2,780mm x Height 2,800mm
*Total length of device body excluding coolant tank: 4,100mm
Maximum processing area
X-axis 1,850mm, Y-axis 1,450mm, Z-axis 350mm
Rapid traverse speed (X, Y, Z axis)
X-axis 60m/min, Y-axis 60m/min, Z-axis 48m/min
Processing ability
Drill: 13 drill, tap: M8, milling cutter: φ25 cutter (material: aluminum)
Control device
FANUC 30i-MB Plus
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