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.
Thomas Funke now oversees their Component Engineered Tooling Division.
This state-of-the-art facility is equipped with an advanced material handling system run by unmanned forklifts, inspection systems, and robotic stacking of tooling on pallets for shipment.
They can repair high speed steel and carbide end mills and drill bits used on CNC machine tools, manual mills and lathes.
The Basic Mill from Haimer is ideal for slotting, trochoidal milling, steep ramping and even plunging in stainless steel, alloy steel, cast iron, aluminum and general steels.
Cutting speeds soar on tough-to-machine materials with these new tools from NTK Cutting Tools.
The app from Walter USA enables users from any mobile device and operating system to identify all specific forms of wear on indexable-insert and round-tool solid carbide applications, from milling, drilling and threading to turning, grooving and parting.