Digital Boring Heads
The DigiBore self-balancing boring heads offer a 0.118' to 8.195" boring range with coolant through the tool up to 580 psi at a maximum speed of 16,000 rpm. The "zero-out" function displays + or - fine adjustments in 0.0001" increments. The heads incorporate completely sealed electronic transversal measuring technology for 0.0001" accuracy, the company says.
Fast CNC processing and high-pressure coolant contribute to removing metal at dramatic rates. But what should a shop know about cutting tools in high speed machining?
Applying ceramic inserts is not a simple substitution of one cutting tool material for another. There are significant process considerations that shops should examine carefully in order to realize performance and tool life expectations from ceramic inserts. Here's a look at some of the ways they are used.
Reducing cutting fluid use offers the chance for considerable cost savings. Tool life may even improve.