New Product Announcements
Modern Machine Shop
The QXD 200 is the newest machine to feature the company’s technology for finishing PCD (polycrystalline diamond) tools. This machine combines rotary erosion and fluting operations, using a polishing wheel to provide a mirror-like finish for a tool in a single setup. Such a finish extends tool life and improves surface finishes on machined surfaces. Six programmable axes enable users to develop innovative tool designs, while a six-position tool changer offers flexibility in the types of electrodes and polishing wheels that can be used in unattended operation. An offline simulation creates a 3D model that can be incorporated into other software packages for verification of tool geometry to be created. Modular design enables several automation options to be incorporated per tool demand.