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With the introduction of its E123 presetter, Lyndex-Nikken offers a tool presetter that features a solid-ground granite column and base construction. Granite supporting surfaces stablilize the movement of both X and Z axes. Handwheels are incorporated for final framing of the profile in the screen.
The presetters feature a fixed rotating spindle that uses six mini bearings with radial concentricity error compensation. Two standard versions are available—ISO/BT/CAT40 and ISO/BT/CAT50.
The presetters are equipped with a touchscreen vision system featuring a full-color LCD screen. A CMOS image sensor with STN screen allows accurate measuring of any kind of tool profile, the company says. Measurement is automatic and includes both radii and angle values. Focusing bars are included to promote repeatability. The X-axis measuring range is 130 mm with a diameter of 260 mm, and the Z-axis measuring range is 360 mm. Resolution is between 1 and 5 microns.
Can Additive Manufacturing Increase Milling Feed Rates?
With PCD tooling, yes it can. The diamond cutting edges demand a large number flutes to realize their full effectiveness. Traditional methods for making cutter bodies limit the number of flutes, but 3D printing is delivering tools with higher flute density and other enhancements as well.