Here is a snapshot of some of the machine tools, CAD/CAM software, tooling and workholding, inspection systems and other equipment that was exhibited October 15-17 on the show floor at the Los Angeles Convention Center – a must see of innovative metalworking technology.
Take a tour through the technical details of each system by clicking on the respective titles listed below:
Next Generation High Speed Machining Center
The M8Cube high-speed machining center is Datron Dynamics’ newest model with all of the latest advancements in high-speed machining technology, including brushless, direct drives that provide fast acceleration, feed rates up to 866 ipm and short cycle times.
Fully Integrate Surface Finish Inspection within Coordinate Measurement Routines
The SFP1 probe option for the REVO® five-axis measurement system from Renishaw is the first to allow surface finish inspection to be fully integrated within coordinate measurement routines.
Advanced Waterjet Cutting of Complex Parts from Any Material
The robust and highly versatile MAXIEM 1530 JetCutting® Center and A-Jet® cutting head from OMAX Well suited for smaller fabrication shops and metal service centers.
Large-Part Honing Machine for Job-Shops, Repair Facilities
The SV-20 honing system from Sunnen Products is the first competitively priced large-part machine for job-shop part production with a true linear, vertical, servo-stroking system to produce precision bore geometries on compressors, oilfield components, automotive/truck blocks and similar parts.
Intuitive, Integrated and Mobile NC Simulation Software
NCSIMUL Machine 9 NC simulation software from SPRING Technologies is more realistic, intuitive, integrated, and mobile with extended features dedicated to multi-axis and multitasking machining centers that interconnect with other company-wide software systems, such as MRP, ERP, and MES.
Multitasking Turning Center is Four Machines in One
The LM2500TTSY turning center from Hyundai WIA has upper and lower turrets, Y-axes and twin spindles that configure into four machines in one — two lathes and two mills featuring high power built-in spindle motors and upper and lower turrets for high productivity.
Automated Optical Measuring System for Dimensional Testing of Turned Parts
The MarShaft Scope Plus from Mahr Federal is now twice as accurate as previous — and competitive — models. It offers micron level measurements, and includes a new MarWin®-based controller and system architecture that opens new levels of machine capability.
Workholding, Material Handling Take Center Stage
Extensive clamping, gripping, locating, positioning, roller, bumper and support products from Fixtureworks feature a smooth urethane surface that is cast directly on a precision sealed ball bearing.
Rigid Spindle Connection Increases Metal Removal Rates, Machine Tool Utilization, Reduces Part Cost
By combining high clamping force and optimized interference levels, the Kennametal KM4X from Haimer provides a robust connection, extremely high stiffness, and bending load capacity for greatly improved performance in machining high-strength alloys and other materials.
CNC Tool Storage Solutions
Modular, lockable CNC Tool Storage Cabinets use drawers and roll-out trays that each have a 440 lb load capacity and are equipped with tool holder frames and Lista Tool Holders to accommodate a variety of standard-sized CNC tool holders.
Deburr Both Sides of Drilled, Punched or Reamed Holes in One Operations
The high quality M-2, high speed cutting steel Burr-Zit clothespin type deburring tool from Whitney Tool can de-burr up to five thousand holes per grind with approximately 6 to 20 grinds per tool, depending on size for unmatched performance and economy.
Heavy-Duty Cleaning of Dry Lube, Cutting Oils, Waxes, Grease, Carbonized Soils, Shop Dirt
METALNOX M6310 from Kyzen is a mild alkaline, aqueous cleaning chemistry that is specially designed for heavy-duty cleaning of dry lube, cutting oils, waxes, grease, carbonized soils and shop dirt.