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New for 2008, the latest holemaking product catalog from Kennametal, Inc. is a complete product offering for metalworking customers who want to increase performance and productivity. New Kennametal product offerings in this latest holemaking catalog comprise the latest modular and indexable holemaking tools and new product geometries.
The Matrix Tool Magazine from Toyoda Machinery is a stationary tool storage rack that allows Toyoda HMCs to be tooled for more part numbers, keeps back up tools on hand, and eliminates time-consuming trips to the tool room. The Matrix Magazine can accommodate up to 500 tools, and the compact version can hold up to 184 tools.
Adams Magnetic Products Co. introduces Pocket Magnets, a handy, magnetic tool that identifies valuable, ferrous materials such as iron and steel. Pocket Magnets are small and convenient to carry with you so that you can readily determine whether something is ferrous.
A full line of CO2 laser optics that are direct OEM replacements for high power lasers such as Amada, Bystronics, Cincinnati, Mazak, Mitsubishi, and Trumpf are available from Laser Research Optics. CO2 Laser Optics for multi-kilowatt laser systems are optimized for 10.6 µm and include lenses in plano-convex and meniscus configurations, molybdenum mirrors for dirty industrial environments, mirrors made from silicon, silicon with enhanced copper-, silver- or DBMR dual band polarization controller reflectance coatings, and ZnSe output couplers.
Punch-Pins, from Amtak Fasteners, eliminate the need for drilling when attaching light loads, such as nameplates and identification tags, to metal doors, electrical cabinets and steel tubing. The primary application for Punch-Pins is attaching UL Labels to steel fire doors.
Lyndex-Nikken’s Shrink Fit Holders are quality designed and constructed for optimum accuracy, rigidity and balance. Featuring solid construction and Japanese engineering, these holders offer minimal variations of unbalance when changing cutting tools.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. introduces the newest addition to its Sphinx micro drill line. The new drill, made of fine-grained solid carbide, delivers exceptional tool life and consistent process reliability. The solid carbide micro drills are available in diameters from 0.30 mm to 1.50 mm, in steps of .01 mm, with a 3 mm reinforced shank.
The CoroCut XS from Sandvik Coromant is designed to produce precision-turned components with diameters as small as 1 mm. The tool provides the accuracy and reliability needed for small part manufacturers specializing in small medical components.
Ideal for aerospace, medical, and electronics parts, the new dense dole VacuMate? is the next generation vacuum table from Datron Dynamics. It is designed to swiftly and efficiently secure flat thin workpieces that have very little surface area. Thin stock can now be secured literally within seconds, ready for machining operations.
Mate Precision Tooling announces expansion of its XMT? tooling system with the addition of the XMT 12.7 mm punch, stripper and Slug Free® die to suit the new XMTE10 multi tool. Designed for use in the new 10-station Euromac XMTE10 Multi Tool, this XMT 12.7 mm tooling will accommodate round and shaped tools with a diagonal dimension up to 0.500 in (12.70 mm).
A Jig-less Tooling Concept: Sweden is a high-cost country, but SAAB Aerostructures keeps winning orders ? currently supplying the latest programs of both Airbus and Boeing with composite parts. Richard Lindquits of SAAB shows us one of the key techniques he uses to remain a preferred supplier to the big integrators.
Viewpoint Revisited: Two years after this presentation was originally published, the insights being explored to bring cutting technology to the frontline of U.S. manufacturing are worth thinking through one more time, in the face of some potentially tough economic times.
Manufacturing Industry Invited to Take Reshoring Survey
AMT and the Reshoring Initiative will use the survey results to identify which processes, products and components face the most pressure from imports and which offer the biggest opportunities to reshore. Part of AMT’s “Rebuilding the Supply Chain” initiative, the survey is open to OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors through the end of February.
Year-Over-Year November U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 1.4%
While November’s $330.3 million represent a decrease of 13.3% from October, AMT’s president says it’s clear ‘the sector did not fare as poorly as originally predicted.’