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 are granted certification by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.
Nadine Crauwels will lead their continuing development as a leading supplier of tools, tooling systems and know-how to the manufacturing industry.
Orders in March jumped 14 percent to $200.1 million as demand stayed strong across all market sectors.
Rush Machinery introduces their new and improved FC-350W Wheel Truing and Dressing Machine, Easy-Cut Semi-Automatic Cut-Off Machine, and their BMT200S Balancing Machine.
BIDEMICS, Solid Ceramic End Mills, High Feed Cutters, Groove Duo and Shaper Duo tools from NTK Cutting Tools enable faster cutting speeds for higher productivity.
The Excelerator Milling system and XSYTIN-1 phase-toughened ceramic insert grade from Greenleaf achieve high milling productivity and cost savings on difficult-to-machine materials to provide machine shops with a competitive advantage.