The pandemic accelerated the contraction in metalworking and extended the accelerating contraction in cutting tool orders. But, the GBI: Metalworking indicates the lows in cutting tool orders may be in the past.
Finally there is an alternative to ballnose endmills for finishing 3D parts. The combination of finishing tools shaped to provide more cutting surface and a CAM system with the ability to apply them on a five-axis machining center can dramatically reduce finishing cycle times while delivering better surface finishes.
Allied Machine recently announced the T-A Pro spade drilling insert as a new high performance go-to for general purpose holemaking.
Walter’s new WBK20 and WBK30 CBN grades have edge-preparation designs that are optimized for applications in cast iron and hardened steel.
Rigibore’s ActiveEdge boring bars and Zenith system automatically adjust based on in-process measurement data, reducing scrap and aiding in lights out machining.
Tungaloy has expanded its MillQuadFeed high-feed milling cutter series by adding new grades and cutter body options for its SWMT09 insert range to enhance high-feed milling capability.
Big Kaiser’s new Noventa from Sphinx milling cutter lineup optimizes front-and-back chamfering and deburring, improving cycle time, tool life, surface quality and product finish.
The Dream Drills Pro tools are made with micrograin carbide for core strength and longer tool life, and feature the company’s wave-shaped cutting edge to reduce cutting forces.
Hoffman Group’s Garant Master Tap Inox is now available in inch sizes and metric threads with a longer design for increased reach, and for all thread standards.
Walter USA’s Xtreme Evo DC160 Advance solid carbide drill is designed for high productivity drilling in a wide range of materials.
The new facility’s production area is expected to triple capacity over Horn’s current Tennessee facility.
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The latest technology from Bel Air Finishing Supply, Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems, 168 Manufacturing, Select Machining Technologies, and UNISIG Deep Hole Drilling Systems
IMTS Spark: Cheto Corp. has created an automatic toolchanger (ATC) for its deep-hole drilling and milling machines.
IMTS Spark: Hoffman Group’s Garant Power Q Double all-rounder is part of a series of tools designed for high-feed-rate milling.
The rebranding reflects Sunnen’s acquisition of BTA Heller, expansion of worldwide manufacturing operations and entry into the deep-hole drilling machine market.
IMTS Spark: Big Kaiser Precision Tooling’s EWA68 closed-loop boring system features an intelligent, fully automatic fine boring head.
IMTS Spark: Emuge’s circle segment cutters are designed to remove more material in fewer passes during five-axis machining
Mass Finishing Inc. has developed high-energy barrel finishers that automate the process of deburring complex parts, saving time and eliminating the need to deburr parts by hand.
According to Brush Research Manufacturing, abrasive finishing tools do not release large amounts of grit into a machine’s coolant. Hear from three shops using these tools.
As a machine shop owner, challenges come every day. Sometimes, relying on the tools you’re used to can keep you from finding more beneficial solutions.
Bel Air’s AutoHone reverse drag finisher rotates the media instead of the parts, which are then dipped into the flowing media in a rotating bin.
IMTS Spark: YG-1’s ENMX High-Feed Mill 4 is a series of small-diameter cutting tools developed to meet stringent demands of versatility, productivity and process stability.
Star SU’s solid carbide gundrills are designed for work in medical-grade materials such as titanium and stainless steel.
Suhner’s BEX 15 spindle head has a maximum spindle speed of 23,000 rpm for improved in-line production.