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For demanding face-milling applications in steel, stainless steel, cast iron, ductile iron, and other materials, Dodeka? inserts and cutters from Kennametal, Inc. are engineered to deliver higher cutting speeds and feed rates along with extended tool life. The results are improved cutting performance and productivity across demanding materials.
The evolution of the Hardinge 5C rotary system began in 1901 with the production of Hardinge’s first 5C collet. Hardinge introduced the 5C “threaded-nose” spindle in 1940 on a precision bench lathe. In the 1960s they manufactured a 5C manual indexer using their threaded-nose spindle and collet closer design.
SAV North America, the North American subsidiary of Spann Automations Normteiletechnik (SAV) GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany, is introducing a line of radial pole chucks in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. These chucks for OD, ID, and face grinding and turning operations range in size from 6 in to 16 in diameters (150 mm to 40 mm) and low profiles from 2.2 in to 2.9 in (57 mm to 75 mm).
Seco Tools Inc. has announced the availability of its AxiaBore? type fine boring heads with 30 percent higher rigidity than previous generations thanks to the Cylinder & flange tool fixing design. This allows for higher machining data and increased productivity.
Jergens, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of tooling components, offers their own brand of toggle clamps, engineered to meet high standards and featuring the most popular sizes. Whether the work load is heavy or light, there is a clamp that should fit the application.
Seco Tools Inc. has announced the availability of Feedmax, its latest generation of high performance solid carbide drills capable of achieving high cutting speed (up to 770 ft/min) and high feed (up to 0.028 in/rev) for increased productivity.
This precision ground Replaceable Top Plate works in conjunction with 2L Inc. Vac-Vise Modular Vacuum Chucks. It covers the surface of the Vacuum Chuck to allow drilling through and milling around the periphery of workpieces without damaging the surface of the Vacuum Chuck.
THINBIT®, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, announces DESIGN-A-GROOVE® tooling that is modified according to a customer’s specific application requirements. Application engineers provide design assistance, price quotations and follow-up technical support.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling introduces a complete workholding solution in one simple Unilock Starter Kit. The Unilock kit allows users to plug the components immediately into their production cell, instantly eliminating setup time and increased productivity.
Weiler Corporation is the leading manufacturer of power and abrasive nylon brushes for cleaning, finishing and deburring applications. Weiler’s Nylox® Composite Metal Hub Wheel Brushes (NMX) offer the benefits of composite hub products, as well as the shock resistance and dimensional stability of metal hub brushes.
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.
AIDA-America’s 300-Ton Servo Press Increases Productivity at Graham Stamping
AIDA-America Corp. (Dayton, OH) provided Graham Stamping Co. (Hermitage, PA) with a 300-ton unitized frame servo press, the DSF-N2-3000 press.
Beckwood Delivers Hydraulic and Servo-Electric Presses to Supplier of Solid-State Batteries
Beckwood Press Co. (St. Louis, MO) has delivered a 500-ton, 4-post hydraulic press and a 50-ton servo-electric press to a U.S. manufacturer of solid-state batteries.
ATI Industrial Automation Acquired by Novanta
As of August 31, ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) was officially purchased by Novanta Inc. (Bedford, MA). Novanta provides laser systems, vision systems, and motion-control components to manufacturers of medical equipment and advanced industrial equipment.