The Smart Factory uses cyber-physical automation for tool management at every stage: from purchasing to programming to operation; from selecting, ordering and maintaining the proper tools for particular jobs to precise recommendations for cutting data to generating CNC programs for specific applications.
Shops that turn large scale parts for power generation equipment and oil patch machinery are now achieving up to twice the material removal rate and extreme depth of cut, even while cutting forces stay the same as before or actually decrease and insert edge life improves. Here’s how they do it.
This family-owned and operated machine shop explains how they found a grooving and cut-off system at a competitive price point that performed beyond their expectations by cutting their insert costs in half and tripling their tool life.
To deliver Inconel parts on time with zero scrap, this aerospace supplier uses 4-flute and 6-flute end mills constructed of SiAlON KYS40 grade ceramic for roughing nickel-based high-temperature alloys.
Looking for a creative way to achieve the requested specifications for a potentially lucrative micromachining job without having to invest in a very expensive specialized machine tool? A spindle speeder may be your best – and only – way to secure the deal.
They expand their portfolio of aftermarket machine tool accessories and increase their capabilities to distributors and OEMs located throughout North America.
Orders in February grew to $175 million, up slightly from the previous month.
The $4,100 donation will be used to promote workforce development and STEM programs for students to gain essential skills for manufacturing.
The PG1000 REACTION software from Euro-Tech performs complex custom image analysis by finding patterns and shapes and overlooking excessive glare from too much directed light, shadows, irregular or broken shapes.
The 3412 Series Fantom 2.0 end mill from Fullerton Tool is Ideal for machining steels, stainless steels, super alloys and titanium with enhanced edge strength that cuts heavier chip loads and produces superior part finishes.
US Tool reconditions dull, dirty drills and cutting tools and returns the tools to users, sized and packaged with bar-coded labels in reusable boxes, cleaned, sharpened and ready to perform like new.