Representing Greenleaf Corp.’s (Saegertown, PA) first foray into the solid round tool market, XSYTIN-360 end mills combine the company’s XSYTIN-1 phase-hardened ceramic substrate with a cutting geometry that’s up to 10 times more productive than solid carbide and ceramic products. The material’s strength enables the user to apply chip loads similar to solid carbide end mills with higher speeds common to ceramic machining, significantly increasing productivity when machining materials used by the aerospace, automotive, die and mold, and power generation industries.
Introduced in 2016, XSYTIN-1 machines a wider variety of materials than any other ceramic in the industry. The phase-toughened ceramic’s high wear and thermal shock resistance easily handle high-temperature alloys, 3D-printed sintered alloys, hardened steel, ductile cast iron, and compacted graphite iron (CGI), making the end mills highly predictable and very versatile.
In hardened steels, tool life is equal to carbide end mills when run at speeds up to 11,460 RPM while removing 73 cubic inches of material. Material removal rates (MRR) are 100% over carbide solutions.
A very broad application range means the end mills can be used in numerous machining centers.
Four-flute design optimizes tool life by reducing vibration in slotting, pocketing, and profiling applications. Their length provides the option for regrind capabilities.
Inch and metric end mills are available.
AIDA-America’s 300-Ton Servo Press Increases Productivity at Graham Stamping
AIDA-America Corp. (Dayton, OH) provided Graham Stamping Co. (Hermitage, PA) with a 300-ton unitized frame servo press, the DSF-N2-3000 press.
Beckwood Delivers Hydraulic and Servo-Electric Presses to Supplier of Solid-State Batteries
Beckwood Press Co. (St. Louis, MO) has delivered a 500-ton, 4-post hydraulic press and a 50-ton servo-electric press to a U.S. manufacturer of solid-state batteries.
ATI Industrial Automation Acquired by Novanta
As of August 31, ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) was officially purchased by Novanta Inc. (Bedford, MA). Novanta provides laser systems, vision systems, and motion-control components to manufacturers of medical equipment and advanced industrial equipment.