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Updates to the Helicheck Pro and Plus measuring machines allow them to measure edge prep (also called the "cutting edge radius" or "hone") of precision cutting tools in addition to tool features such as corner radius, rake angle, helix, runout and K-land. The machine's 1,000x magnification camera and segmented LED light-which is mounted on its own swiveling CNC axis-enables edge prep measurement to a 0.0002" (5-µ) radius. Repeatability is less than or equal to 0.00004" (1 µ). The updated equipment, which is fully integrated with the company's QCM software, improves the machine's ability to measure other small features such as clearance and rake angle on micro tools.
Editor PickPCD Face Milling System’s Diameter Cuts Large Parts in Fewer Passes
The KBDM polycrystalline diamond (PCD) face milling system from Kennametal is designed for high-volume machining, with standard sizes ranging from 2.5" to 8.0" (63 to 200 mm) and cutter diameters ranging to 21.5" (550 mm).