Transfer Machining Center Produces Small Precision Parts
The s100multi transfer machining center from Bumotec, part of the Starrag Group, is said to deliver high-speed acceleration of 3 g (27.24 m/sec.²) with minimum chip-to-chip times of 0.5 sec., thanks to linear motors in all axes.
Cryogenic Tool Cooling Improves Hard Metal Milling
Developed in conjunction with tools from Walter AG, Starrag now offers a cryogenic CO2 cooling system for its machine tools, capable of increasing productivity with high-strength materials such as high-alloy steels by as much as 70 percent, according to the company.
Machining Centers Offer High Repeat Accuracy
Available from Starrag, Bumotec SA’s S-191 Linear series of CNC turning/milling centers uses linear motors to ensure maximum precision and reliable repeat accuracy when processing gold, silver or platinum for producing parts such as watch components, medical implants and instruments.
Road Report: Wish You Were Here
Our editors travel the world searching out the latest manufacturing technology. Read what Chris Koepfer, editor-in-chief of Production Machining, is learning about in Switzerland.
StarragHeckert Acquires Dörries Scharmann
StarragHeckert Holding AG has finalized its acquisition of the Dörries Scharmann Group, thereby strengthening its position in the aerospace, energy, transportation and engineering markets by practically doubling its business volume.
One Way to Machine Long Titanium Parts
This horizontal machining center design not only addresses the need for larger machining capacity for long aerospace components, but it also offers impressive material removal rates for tough titanium alloys.
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...
Getting A Visual On Machine Maintenance
A software package allows real-time process monitoring of machine tools in operation. Its graphical interface speeds fault identification and machine servicing.
Reducing Production Costs Keeps Processes In-House
When the Fendt Component production department identified the need to reduce the production costs associated with the development of transmission housings by 50 percent, it realized that failure to meet this target would require outsourcing, resulting in the loss of a considerable number of jobs. A team consisting of a tool manufacturer, a machine supplier and component production specialists met this challenge, with tooling playing an instrumental role.
On The Cusp--Faster Machining Or Finer Surfaces?
According to developers, the main feature of this new milling method is the ability to calculate a cutter location that optimizes the orientation of a milling cutter on the surface to be machined.