In-Process Marking Consolidates Setups
IMTS 2018: Tapmatic's ScribeWriter Force II is designed to reduce the need for secondary marking operations.
The ScribeWriter Force II from Tapmatic marks the workpiece as it is mad without a standalone marking machine.. Logo or text marking can be programmed at the machine control or from CAM or engraving software at a separate workstation.
Flexure technology enables marking material as hard as 62 HRC without changing springs. Users adjust a dial from 0 to 7, or to H for the hardest materials.
To make the transition to hard turning, you'll need to switch from carbide to CBN inserts, but that is easier (and more economical) than you might think. It's making the jump to much higher surface speeds that might scare you off. It needn't. Here's why.
Reducing cutting fluid use offers the chance for considerable cost savings. Tool life may even improve.
Economic efficiency is an important consideration when choosing tools for challenging metals.