Techni, ANCA Announce Partnership
ANCA Group (Wixom, Michigan), a supplier of CNC systems and grinding machines, has announced that it will take a 25-percent equity share in waterjet manufacturer Techni Waterjet (Lenexa, Kansas) during the next two years with options to develop a closer partnership in the future. According to both companies, the partnership is an obvious one given their long-standing relationship, which included the joint development of the core software for Techni’s Quantum electric servo pump (ESP) and PAC-60 bevel cutting head.
Automated CNC Tool Grinding System
The MX7 CNC tool grinding system was developed for high flexibility and quick change-over to accommodate smaller batch sizes and high volume capability for production houses, the company says.
Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...
CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder
The small-footprint FastGrind CNC tool and cutter grinder is designed for high-speed resharpening of tools ranging to 9.4" in diameter using custom iGrind software.
CNC Tool Grinding System
The MX7 can machine unattended with a variety of tools ranging to 5/8″ (16 mm) in diameter. Designed for rapid processing of batches of precision tools, the system offers a 10-second, automated wheel exchange and a 10-second workpiece change with its MLX integrated loader. Six standard HSK 50 wheel packs offer production flexibility and the potential for unattended productivity.
Software Provides The Edge For Toolgrinding
These days, software is increasingly providing the machining skills that once were the domain of experienced operators. This is especially true at cutter grinding shops where complex three-dimensional geometry, difficult materials, extreme tolerances and short lead times are typical.