Threading is usually the last operation when machining components, which is why the process needs to be reliable and highly precise. DC Swiss has developed an internal thread whirler, which leaves micro threads burr-free, even in demanding, hard-to-machine materials.
Rollfeed turning adds a third axis to turning operations that moves simultaneously with the X and Z axes to “roll” the cutting tool with a special insert geometry across the surface of the part. The result is reduced machining times, minimized tooling costs and high surface qualities.
Tungaloy has added the PVD-coated AH8015 grade in several geometry types to its MiniForce-Turn series for machining heat-resistant superalloys, steel and stainless steel.
Kyocera Precision Tools has expanded its GBF grooving tool series for small-parts machining to include coolant-through holders and a chipbreaker for the making of larger groove widths.
Seco Tools has expanded its long-reach turning and boring products with additions to its Steadyline vibration-damping turning/boring bars.
Kyocera Precision Tools has expanded the insert lineup of the GBA grooving system with the PR1625 grade designed for grooving steel and stainless steel.
Kyocera Precision Tools expands its CA025P CVD-coated carbide series for steel turning to include positive insert styles.
PMTS 2019: Big Kaiser’s hydraulic chucks use a single wrench, enabling quick change of cutting tools on a gang slide.