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NEW HOLEMAKING CATALOG

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.

MINIMIZE TOOL CHANGE TIME WITH MATRIX TOOL MAGAZINE

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.

CO2 OPTICS FOR HIGH POWER LASERS

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.

NEW SOLID CARBIDE MICRO DRILL WITH REINFORCED SHANK

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.

DENSE HOLE VACUUM TABLE FOR FLAT THIN WORKPIECES

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.

NEW EUROMAC MULTI TOOL

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).

SMARTER AND SIMPLER

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.

CUT TO THE CHASE

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.

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