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Emerging Destination: This Lithuanian machining specialist found a way to double its productivity in milling exotic materials.
Bluco Corporation is introducing the newest member to its parts lineup: The Wolverine Clamp. Wolverine Clamps are specifically designed to fit Bluco?s Modular Fixturing tables and are ideal for production and high volumes of work.
Step It Up: This generation of cutting tools promises to push productivity 30 percent higher or more through higher metal-removal rates and extended tool life for applications in the transportation, aerospace, oil and gas, medical, and general engineering industries.
Kevin Nicholson of Mate Precision Tool shares his views on the State of the Industry and the competitive condition of various cutting tooling sectors.
Thin-walled, easily deformed parts used to be tough to clamp. Not anymore. Kyndall Brown explains how new systems are chucking those old workholding problems out the door.
Serdi offers its 4.0 Power, a very versatile machine with pneumatic clamping of the workhead for the best rigidity during machining. Because of its triple air-floation self-centering system and its built-in motor’s spindle, it makes the centering easier than any other machine in the market with an unmatched accuracy.
Schunk offers a super-slim version of the TENDO family of hydraulic expansion toolholders. The TENDO LSS has been optimized to keep interfering contours to a minimum, can be used to access difficult parts of a workpiece, and can be used in working areas where appliances create difficult conditions.
Feel the Heat: These two new grades are ideal for high production, high speed turning and milling steel applications.
Pull a Fast One: This machine shop runs two shifts just as hard as their vehicles on the racing circuits. They keep up with fast turnaround jobs by using a new automated tool management system that focuses on machining – not searching – for the necessary tools.
Quiet Riot: Because inventory was out of control, this tool crib was the busiest area in the plant. No one knew where any tools were to manufacture scheduled assemblies. But now, after installing an integrated tool management system, the tool crib is the quietest area in the building.
Survival Of The Fittest: This advanced machining operation kills their competition by integrating tool holders and shrink-fit technology into a single system that ensures machine accuracy and lengthens tool and spindle life.
Star Cutter Expands Tool Offering with 3D-Printing Capability
Star Cutter Co., in alliance with its strategic partner Neher Group, has announced the availability of 3D-printed PCD monoblock tool bodies and chip deflectors in which the 3D-printed bodies are integrated with the holder interface to create a single robust tool.
Fabtech Announces Plans to Return to Chicago’s McCormick Place in September 2021
After in-person events came to a halt due to the pandemic, the large-scale manufacturing trade show Fabtech will return to McCormick Place in Chicago, September 13-16.