Metal Cutting Product Showcase
A review of some of the latest advancements in a variety of metal cutting technologies that offer reduced cycle times, improved quality and increased shop floor productivity.
GUN BARREL MANUFACTURING CELL
To assist manufacturers of small arms with growing volumes of barrels, Precihole Machine Tools offers a dedicated manufacturing cell to improve the efficiency of producing barrels. This cell consists of equipment to perform all necessary operations on the ID to convert a bar of metal to a barrel, e.g. gundrilling to get the basic hole, pull reaming to improve the concentricity and finish of the hole, and button rifling to carve the grooves needed on the barrel.
CNC UNIVERSAL ID/OD CYLINDRICAL GRINDER FOR PRODUCTION LINES TO SMALL-SCALE JOB SHOPS
United Grinding Technologies, Inc. offers the Studer S33, an advanced high-performance CNC universal ID/OD cylindrical grinder, along with the Studer CT550 CNC internal/universal cylindrical grinder and the Studer S41 CNC universal cylindrical grinder, featuring outstanding technology and cost-effectiveness.
MAGNETIC DRILL FUNCTIONS LIKE A STATIONARY MACHINE TOOL
FEIN Power Tools, Inc. offers the Slugger JCM 200 U Portable Magnetic Drill, ideally suited for on-site construction, MRO in-plant applications, workshops and fabricating operations.
DRY CUT METAL PIPE, PLATE AND PROFILES WITH 14 IN CHOP SAW
The Model 9435 Premium Super Dry Cutter 14 in chop saw from CS Unitec, Inc. dry cuts metal pipe, plate and profiles without the need for lubrication or manual deburring.
LASER DRILLING PROVIDES STRESS-FREE HOLES
A precision hole drilling service for military, medical, and industrial applications requiring micro-holes with precise angles and repeatability is available from Advanced Laser Technologies.
HEAVY DUTY INDUSTRIAL ANGLE GRINDERS AND SANDERS PROVIDE HIGH RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company offers its line of CP3850 industrial angle grinder and sanders which offer the highest power to weight ratio and durability in their class. The CP3850 series are also lighter in weight for easier handling and more durable for a lower cost of operation.
ADVANCED CNC FOR BASIC MILLING AND TURNING MACHINE TOOLS
Siemens Industry, Inc. offers its new, affordably priced Sinumerik 808D Advanced CNC for basic milling and turning machines that offers a suite of design features to improve the accuracy, surface finish, safety and communication of the control.
IPAD APP IMPROVES SHOP COMMUNICATION
CGTech, the developer of VERICUT NC verification, optimization, and simulation software, has announced that its new “VERICUT Reviewer” iPad App is now available through the iPad App store.
ADVANCED CAM TECHNOLOGY REDUCES CNC MACHINING TIME AND EXTENDS TOOL LIFE
SolidCAM UK Ltd. offers its full suite of SolidCAM CAD/CAM products for milling and turning, including its software for advanced mill-turn iMachining technology that saves 70 percent in CNC machining time and extends tool life dramatically by automatically determining speeds and feeds and other machining parameters for unprecedented savings and increased efficiency for CNC milling operations.
NEXT GENERATION DIAMOND SHARPENING MACHINE
Lach Diamond, Inc. introduces a milestone in the development of diamond sharpening machines that utilize EDGplus technology by entering into a new dimension with the 3Dia-Saw Grinder. All tooth shapes and pitches of diamond saws from ø 80 to ø 800 mm can be re-sharpened to the highest precision by using the 3Dia-Saw Grinder with EDGplus.
IMPORT 3D MODELS FOR MACHINING OR MODIFYING WORKHOLDING DEVICES
Gibbs and Associates offers the new GibbsCAM–SpaceClaim Add-in that installs dynamic-link libraries that enable the simple file transfer between the two products.
INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF MILLING MACHINE SETUPS AND OPERATION
The Milling Machine Organizer from Jeffrey Tools incorporates an R8 Collet Rack, Tool Holder and Digital Readout platform. Drawers for storage including one for a 115 pc drill index. This system increases efficiency 30>300 percent of machine set-ups and operation, putting all your tools within hands reach, to execute 90 percent of machine operations without leaving the machine.
COMPOSITE LAYING SIMULATION BECOMES A REALITY
SPRING Technologies, Inc. announces the latest version of NCSIMUL Machine 9.1 that now makes it possible to replicate material laying processes executed by numerical control machines.