BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. introduces the newest addition to its Sphinx micro drill line. The new drill, made of fine-grained solid carbide, delivers exceptional tool life and consistent process reliability. The solid carbide micro drills are available in diameters from 0.30 mm to 1.50 mm, in steps of .01 mm, with a 3 mm reinforced shank. The drill is offered in standard lengths of 6xD, and can be run with or without coolant. It is recommended for materials such as steel (including stainless), titanium and nickel alloys, aluminum and copper materials, with HRC<50. The specially designed two-flute geometry delivers a point angle of 130 deg and helix angle of 35 deg for extreme precision and close tolerance. Sphinx produces 3,000,000 tools annually and stocks over 1,200 different standard drills while offering many custom specials. These high precision cutting tools are used in applications from every industry worldwide. www.bigkaiser.com
Snow Wins Resistance Welding Award
Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co. (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized with the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021, held in Chicago in September.
Hexagon to Build Ecosystem to Help Overcome Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its plan to build a flexible, open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D-printing processes and to support customers in building their product development and manufacturing workflows.
GE Additive and Wichita State Team Up to Help Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing by DoD
GE Additive and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding as the cornerstone of a new, collaborative effort aimed at supporting the U.S. Department of Defense‘s accelerated adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology.