Komet of America, Inc.
2050 Mitchell Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60193-4544 US
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As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
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.
Slideshow: Trends and Technology at IMTS 2016
The size and scope of a show like IMTS makes it impossible to cover everything of interest, but here's a taste of the technology and trends we were taking note of this year.
Milling Tool Line Features Single-, Double-Sided Inserts
Komet’s new line of milling tools is comprised of over 280 items, including 63 new imperial (inch) and 63 new metric bodies.
Grinding Machine Increases Tool Supplier’s Production
Komet of America Inc. had a problem: extra setup was causing a production bottleneck. Junker's Lean Selection allround grinding machine proved to be a cost-effective upgrade in technology that decreased setup times.
Tool Line Includes Single-, Double-Sided Inserts
More than 280 items comprise Komet’s new line of milling tools, which includes bodies in inch and metric sizes.
Lights Off, Profit On
Various tooling considerations contribute to profitable lights-out machining.
Komet Service Partner Achieves Women’s Business Certification
Owned and led by Vonda Jones, CountyLine Tool was Komet of America’s first U.S. member of its Service Partner program.
Komet of Canada, Castelar Tool Open Joint Facility
Castelar Tool has been a Komet Service Partner since 2013, but now it will operate out of the same building as Komet of Canada.
A more efficient manufacturing process has enabled this manufacturer to ramp up production of its devices for the oil and gas industry.
Komet Launches Website for Custom Tool Quotes
Users can design custom carbide tools and receive quotes via the website.
Komet of Canada Has Moved
The company’s Canada branch is now housed with one of its service partners.
Komet and Schunk Host Joint Event
The tooling and workholding suppliers hosted a combined event in early April.
Indexable Drill Promotes Stability
Komet’s KUB Pentron indexable drill handles drilling applications ranging to 5×D.
Tool Features Four-Sided Insert for Large Drilling Depths
Komet’s Kub Centron Powerline, based on the company’s Kub Centron core bit drills, is designed for long length-diameter ratios.
Komet Expands Service Network
My visit to a recently certified Cincinnati-area tool grinding shop revealed the advantages of this regional program for Komet’s customers and new service partners alike.
Tri-State Tool Grinding Becomes Komet Service Partner
The partner company will provide refurbishment services.
First U.S. Komet Service Partner Named
Komet of America (Chicago, Illinois) has named CountyLine Tool (East Peoria, Illinois) its first licensed Komet Service partner in North America.
Komet Unveils New Service Concept
As the first North American Komet Service licensed partner, CountyLine Tool (East Peoria, Illinois) will provide tool refurbishment services as well as standard and made-to-order products.
Komet, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary here in the United States, has a revamped booth design compared to last IMTS, and visitors to Booth W-2400 also will note ways that the company is striving to be more than just a provider of quality tools.
Komet Group Machine and Roll-Form Taps
The Bass HSS-E line of high speed steel machine and roll-form taps from Komet Group are designed to reduce the cost per thread, maximize end-product quality and optimize the threading process.