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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.
Turn your vision system into profit by increasing productivity with your fixturing. Inspect parts quicker and faster than ever before with the R&R Sales and Engineering (Grand Haven, MI) vision frame and interchangeable sub-plates allowing for continuous inspection on your machine.
The limited-edition Allmatic Titan SC 125 Vise from DAPRA can be used for horizontal and sideways clamping, making it suitable for vertical CNC-controlled milling machines. This high-pressure vise features multi-function jaws, eliminating the need for multiple vises in these applications.
This effective combination of centering chuck and magnetic chuck lowers tooling times by up to 50 percent. This solution was first presented by clamping technology expert Röhm GmbH (Sontheim/Brenz, Germany). The hybrid chuck MZMF is the perfect combination of 3-jaw manual chuck and round magnetic support plate. Through the combination of two technologies, workpieces of different sizes can not only be evenly and securely clamped, but also machined from three sides.
MicroCentric Corp. (Plainview, NY) has a new line of high precision front actuated through hole air chucks. The FA series chucks feature a stationary air distributor ring, incorporating special profile seals and locking check valves to maintain air pressure while the chuck is rotating.
KBC Tools (Sterling Heights, MI) realizes that time doesn?t stand still and that ?time waits for no man,? as the saying goes. Everyone is busy and the need for precision, accuracy, and reliability is very important. There is no room for do-overs.
The KONTEC KSC from Schunk Inc. (Morrisville, NC) is a multi-functional manual clamping system. It is easily adjusted, whether conventional clamping, very low clamping depths for 5-sided machining, molded parts, plates or workpieces with saw cut surfaces, KONTEC KSC enables an adjustment in very little time.
The patented Ball Lock? Mounting System from Jergens, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) is the practical quick-change system for fixturing in metalworking and metal-forming operations, for either horizontal or vertical machining centers. With the current trend toward smaller production runs, the ability to set up quickly for the next run is critical to maintaining profitability.
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.
Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show Returns
The 17th Biennial Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show (WIMTS) will be held Oct. 5 through Oct. 7. The event will be held in West Allis, at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, in the Exposition Center.
Velo3D Expands Team by Hiring a Head of Investor Relations and a VP of Sales for North America
As it prepares to become a public company, Velo3D Inc. (Campbell, CA) has announced two new senior positions: 1) VP of investor relations and 2) VP of sales for North America.