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These tough and affordable hand taps are ideal for mass production taper, plug and bottoming applications and more.
The Conclusion of Stop Losing Money: Our series concludes by showing the next steps of how to produce the absolute minimum relief angles that give the best edge support and grind life, and revealing a few grinding tricks that can save any shop time and money.
Here are some reasons why your toolholder may be showing finish wear at the threaded area and at the gage line, how to inspect where the threads have expanded the toolholder, and how to prevent all of this from occurring.
Curt Rellick of Kennametal shows how to implement a machine utilization strategy that reduce wastes, defines standard work, creates more flexibility and reduces machine setups.
Hainbuch America (Milwaukee, WI) extends its modular system to their stationary line of chucks with the Hydrok, a hydraulically-actuated stationary chuck that is available in hexagon and round variants. Both offer significantly higher holding power when compared to conventional 3-jaw chucks through Hainbuch?s pull-back effect, plus circumferential clamping.
Bluco Corporation (Aurora, IL) offers the Wolverine Clamp, specifically designed to fit Bluco Modular Fixturing tables and ready for production and high volumes of work.
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME; Rockford, IL) can design and build Amrok ready-to-use dedicated manual fixtures from the ground up for horizontal and vertical machining centers and other CNC machinery.
Hardinge (Elmira, NY) FlexC? Collet Systems are flexible, sealed collet heads that interchange in seconds and are available with spindle mounts for all brands of CNC lathes. The FlexC line compliments their large selection of collets, step chucks, collet chucks and other workholding products.
Clamping thin-walled and easily deformed components is challenging. With its ROTA NCR 6-jaw compensation chuck, Schunk Inc. (Morrisville, NC) offers a standard solution for this type of workpiece.
MicroCentric Corp. (Plainview, NY) has Production Milling Chucks, a low profile manually actuated concentric clamping system to integrate with tombstones and pallets for machining centers, milling machines and grinders to provide the ultimate in high productivity and high precision workholding.
2L inc. (Hudson, MA) adds two new vacuum chucks to its precision vacuum chuck product line. Along with the successful 8 in x 12 in Modular Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck Systems, two larger Vacuum Chucks, in sizes of 18 in x 36 in and 24 in x 48 in, are now available. With the addition of the new sizes, 2L Vacuum Chucks can now accommodate virtually any size workpiece in any size CNC machine.
WD-40 Brand Launches Gear Shop and Summer of Swag Sweepstakes
Official WD-40 Brand merchandise is available to purchase for the first time, and fans of the blue-and-yellow can have a chance to win $100 gift cards each week.
Vention and OnRobot Partner to Bring a One-Stop Shop for Cobot Applications to Manufacturers Globally
Vention Inc. (Montreal, Canada) has announced a partnership with OnRobot A/S (Odense, Denmark). Vention offers a manufacturing automation platform (MAP), OnRobot makes tools for collaborative applications.
Absolute Machine Tools Earns Diamond Partner Status from Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Absolute Machine Tools Inc. (Lorain, OH) has earned the title of Diamond Partner Systems Integrator from Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. (Vernon Hills, IL). The partnership is expected to expand opportunities for and bring value to both companies.