In-House Tool Grinding: the “Indirect” Machine Tool Investment
Though CNC tool grinders are used primarily by cutting tool manufacturers and regrinding services, several factors have made these machines increasingly attractive for in-house tool grinding by production facilities.
Techni-ANCA Partnership Strengthened
ANCA has increased its stake in the waterjet cutting machine supplier.
CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder for End Mill Production
Anca’s MX5 CNC tool and cutter grinder is designed for producing end mills in mixed batches.
Tool Grinder for Volume or Mixed Batch Production
Anca will display the MX5 CNC tool and cutter grinder at IMTS 2012.
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.
A Streamlined Alternative for Automated Tool Manufacturing
This automated, single-machine system enables tool manufacturers to completely grind mixed batches of varying tool types and sizes unattended.
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 Grinder Designed for Economy, Flexibility
The FastGrind CNC tool and cutter grinder provides quality and reliability at an economical cost, the manufacturer says.
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.