What do you do when a large portion of your business depends on machine tools that are more than 30 years old? You roll up your sleeves and perform some of the maintenance of your machines yourself, even if you are the company’s VP, because that maintenance is crucial to the shop’s success.
Palmgren’s heavy-duty bench grinder provides what the company says are longer duty cycles under load and less speed degradation than competing products.
EMAG has acquired Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC, planning to merge them into EMAG SU Srl.
Anca has upgraded its FX5 Linear’s grinding spindle from 9.5 kW to 12 kW, also offering a 19-kW upgrade. This power increase boosts productivity and flexibility.
Anca’s Electro Discharge Grinding 3 machine with Anca Motion’s SparX Erosion Generator uses a variety of tech innovations to maintain geometries and cut PCD cycle times by 50%.
Anca’s MX7 Linear tool grinder gave Taylor Toolworks the power and flexibility to create large-diameter carbide tooling and meet the needs of many tooling markets.
United Grinding shows how rethinking traditional grinding technology and combining manufacturing processes can extend the role of grinding and make grinding machines more productive.
Glebar’s CS1 Cutoff Machines and TF-9D Thrufeed Grinder reduce the number of operations necessary to complete complex parts, and reduce consumable wear to lower costs.
Superior Abrasives now offers Zirconia Grinding Aid Quick-Change Discs, which enhance durability by reducing friction and early breakdown of grains.
TCI Precision Metals has launched an online store, where it offers more than 1,700 different configurations of standard machine-ready blanks and offers custom quotes.
With advances in control, sensor and automation technology, electrochemical grinding is more accurate and productive than ever, opening up new applications for the traditionally niche process.
A novel grinding machine uses three rotary tables stacked off-center to provide full control over the grinding wheel’s X and Z axis, as well as its angular position, creating an unusual solution to grinding.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Non-Woven File Belts have a high-performance ceramic grain that produces smoother finishes, faster.
Rollomatic has debuted its double rough pinch grinding process, which it says cuts cycle times and increases performance and thermal stability.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives says its single-layer Norton Winter Aeon Electroplated Grinding Wheel improves wheel life and efficiency by 50-percent compared to standard wheels.
Mitsui Seiki’s VGi20A Ball Screw Nut Grinding Multitasking Machine combines grinding and machining in a single chucking to shorten nut processing time.
Husqvarna Group’s Construction Division has acquired Blastrac, expanding Husqvarna’s repertoire of surface preparation solutions.
Studies have shown that abrasive finishing is flexible enough to finish 3D printed parts with complex geometries and difficult-to-machine materials, although the best process depends on a number of factors.
Glebar Company has released its new, offline DM-9CNC Wheel Dresser, which offers CNC-based contour dressing for grinding wheels.
Glebar’s PG-9DHD Centerless Form Grinder specializes in grinding pre-sintered ceramic shafts without chipping or breaking.
Glebar Company’s Automatic Work Wheel Balancing System reduces the balancing time for grinding wheels and ensures higher-quality surface finishes.
TCI Precision Metals now offers both round and square precision machine-ready blanks, converting the blanks from raw round stock.
ANCA’s ToolRoom RN34 supports ballnose cutting edges, which are suited for the aerospace, die/mold, general machining and power generation industries.
Rollomatic’s GrindSmart 630XW six-axis tool grinder allows manufacturers to grind a variety of indexable inserts and round-shank tools on a single machine.