Why task employees to polish large, flat metal surfaces? Try a machine tool with a diamond burnishing face mill instead.
IMTS Spark: Hoffman Group’s Garant Power Q Double all-rounder is part of a series of tools designed for high-feed-rate milling.
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
Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.
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.
The company was begun by Richard Glimpel in 1920, who invented a spiral-pointed tap that could do with one tool what it normally took three to accomplish.
Dormer Pramet offers a range of cutting tools and accessories aimed at maintenance and repair (MRO), including drills, taps, dies, reamers, end mills and rotary burrs.
Allied Machine & Engineering’s Guided TA drill for moldmaking applications is used for producing water lines.
The PolyDrill series of multi-spindle heads, available from Suhner, includes fixed and adjustable hole pitches and compact models.
Here is an alternative to standard end milling — an operation performed on a CNC milling machine to produce circular grooves in the part face. This new single-point trepanning tooling strategy can produce both symmetrical and asymmetrical face grooves, too, and perform fly cutting.
The 335.18 and 335.19 cutter bodies from Seco are designed to address the difficulties of disc milling in hard-to-machine materials.
Mapal’s FaceMill-Diamond polycrystalline diamond (PCD) milling cutter is designed for high-volume face milling on unstable parts.
Tungaloy is expanding its AH9130 drill head grade series to include the DMP drill head line from the DrillMeister changeable-head drill series.
Emuge’s A-H family of HSS-E and HSSE-PM taps was designed to provide more standard product solutions for threading hardened steel and cast iron.
The Curvemax curve-segment mill from Inovatools features geometries that permit larger path distances and line jumps during pre-finishing and finishing.
Emuge’s Innoform-Steel-M line of HSSE-PM taps are designed to form threads with improved surface quality while increasing static and dynamic thread strength.
The circle-segment cutter represents a class of milling tool in which the CAM software is key for using the tool effectively. Cutting profiles presented at the proper angles realize cycle-time reductions in contoured workpieces such as molds. A CAM company engineer discusses the role of this tooling.
Suhner’s EconoMaster line of drilling units is designed for multiple materials such as light metal, wood, composite, plastic and foam.
Tungaloy’s DeepTri-Drill line of indexable deep hole drills now includes FH3135 grade guide pads.
Monaghan Tooling Group’s Top Speed Ring is a reamer designed to provide higher feed rates over traditional cutting rings.
YG-1 offers a series of four solid carbide fiberglass routers designed to handle machining of fiberglass and other high-performance fibers.
Walter USA’s MC232 Perform series of solid carbide milling cutters feature a corner radius and reduced neck.
Kennametal’s KOR 5 solid carbide end mill is designed for high-speed aluminum roughing in aerospace applications.