Extend the life and performance of your carbide and high-speed steel cutting tools dramatically by honing their edges and polishing their flutes. These hard materials are still susceptible to breakage. Edge prep processes have been shown to make cutting tools significantly less brittle. Polishing cutting tool coatings and flutes can go a long way in improving their cutting performance. With short process times, high quality results and the ability to extend tool life by as much as 300 percent, drag finishers from Bel Air Finishing Supply, Inc. (North Kingstown, RI) are the ideal, all-in-one system for your cutting tool edge preparation and polishing needs. Get the proverbial edge on your competition with this equipment and process technology.
The robotic AutoHone™ reverse drag/stream finisher provides ultimate precision, while requiring virtually no operator involvement. The six-axis robotic arm enables total control over part articulation, which is an important factor in any tool finishing process. This fully-automated system is also modular and customizable, with an optional ultrasonic cleaner and blow-dry station.
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.
Paperless Parts Launches Search Function to Expedite Quoting
Paperless Search, a digital search tool enhancing the quoting platform from Paperless Parts, provides easy access to all formats of historical data, and it’s available now to Paperless Parts customers.
In Development: New Laser System Creates Grease-Repellent Metal Surfaces
Funded by an EU grant, a European consortium is treating metal with high-power lasers that texture the surface with microscopic spikes that prevent grease and bacteria from sticking. Rough micro-topography acts like a bed of nails to stop dirt or liquid from attaching.