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Ramping Cutter for Aluminum Machining

The Walter M2131 Skẏ·tec Ramping Cutter has two sizes of indexable inserts with various corner radii and employs the new milling grade WNN15, known for its extremely long tool life. This new cutter boasts protection against centrifugal force at the insert contact surface to help ensure a high level of process reliability even at maximum speeds, and its V-shaped cutting edge for ramping promotes rough milling and semi-finishing of pockets with high chip volume.
The M2131 Sky·tec from Walter is ideal for machining non-ferrous metals, such as the aluminum wrought alloys or aluminum lithium alloys often used in aircraft structural components.

Coldwater Machine Selected as Partner in New Welding Process

A sample weld from the VFAW process, where an aluminum foil actuator is electrically vaporized by means of a capacitor bank. This rapid vaporization generates a high pressure pulse that drives one metallic workpiece toward the other at extremely high speeds with the resulting impact causing the metals to weld together, forming an atomic bond upon contact. The technique uses less energy than resistance welding, yet creates stronger bonds.
They are working on Vaporizing Foil Actuator Welding technology with Ohio State University.

Vertical Lift Reduces Picking Error Margin to Zero

The secure delivery interface window in the OnePick system from Modula can be integrated with a fully automated delivery and takeaway conveyor.
The flexible OnePick integrated system from Modula offers fully automated, accurate and secure picking and replenishing of products.

Next Generation of Tape Measures

The dual-sided printing with blueprint scale on the bottom side of the tape measure provides even more functionality while working overhead and with blueprints.
New Magnetic Tape Measures from Milwaukee Tool have an improved finger stop mechanism that protects the user's fingers during retraction while maximizing stability during layout applications.

Honing: A Winning Finish

Erica Enders-Stevens’ Elite Motorsports Camaro takes on Deric Kramer at Las Vegas on her way to winning her second NHRA Pro Stock Championship in 2015. Her Pro Stock engine used a 500-cid GM DRCE 2 block of CGI with a high-end honing finish for engine seal-up that translates into higher vacuum, greater fuel pull and ultimate track performance.
From start to finish, the honing mastery of Nick Ferri is behind 57 national event NHRA Pro Stock victories and five championships, including back-to-back titles for 2015 champion Erica Enders-Stevens.

Real Time Non-Contact Measurement of Round Pipe And Profiles

The Profile360 G4 in-line, real time, non-contact measurement system from Starrett is ideal for continuously monitoring OD, OOR, and circumference for round pipe and profiles in diameters up to 1,600 mm. By providing 100 percent inspection that immediately displays the results of all line adjustments, it improves quality and production yields, decreases start-up time and reduces the cost of scrap and rework.
The Profile360 G4 in-line, real time, non-contact measurement system from Starrett is ideal for continuously monitoring OD, OOR, and circumference for round pipe and profiles in diameters up to 1,600 mm.

Orbital Wrapping Machines Wrap Pipes in Unlimited Lengths Fed by Conveyor

Wrapper Tornado orbital stretch-wrapping machines from TAB Industries can continuously wrap up an infinite length of pipes with plastic stretch film 360 deg around and under an entire load in one minute or less – including the pallet, if desired – to create a single, unitized, secure load that is safe from the elements and stays intact without shifting.
Ideal for protecting pipes and other long products during transport, the Wrapper Tornado line from TAB Industries wraps plastic stretch film 360 deg around and under an entire load in one minute or less, including the pallet if desired.

Software for Tube Inspection

The scalable TubeShaper software system from Hexagon applies the versatile measurement capabilities of their ROMER Absolute Arm CMM to tube production, tube and pipe inspection, reverse engineering of tubes and tube assemblies, and tube gauging.  (view one)
The scalable TubeShaper software system from Hexagon can interface directly with one or more CNC tube benders to calculate and apply correctional data within the production cycle to streamline operations and almost completely eliminate scrap.

Next Generation Technology for Drilling Pipe

For pipe drilling and hole cutting, the MagDrill Disrupter 30 from Magswitch/Euroboor uses a uniquely flexible drill base for a superior grip on flat and round pipe outer and pipe inner surfaces a little over two inches in diameter,

Advanced Tube Bending Technologies

This intelligent robot-assisted tube bending system from Transfluid is ideal for producing lines for braking systems, air conditioning units and similar devices with a length of 1,500 mm and tiny diameters of as little as 18 mm. The tube processing system uses 7-axis robot handling and can perform 47 bends on tube lengths up to 4,500 mm in a time of around 140 seconds. (view one)
The fully automatic DB 622-CNC ‘t bend’ mandrel bending machine from Transfluid performs exact bending of 22 x 2.0 mm round steel tubes, 22 x 1.5 mm stainless steel tubes, and 16 x 1.5 mm square tubes.