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Automated Precision’s portable vProbe performs CMM-style measurements on the shop floor and is more versatile than a portable-arm coordinate measuring machine (CMM).
Seco Tools’ Turbo 16 square shoulder cutter inserts are the company’s first products with data matrix tags. The scannable codes store product and batch information, and can be read by the Seco Assistant smartphone app.
Four-edged inserts help Sandvik Coromant’s CoroMill 415 face milling cutter reduce cost per component and increase productivity via a high metal removal rate. An E-M30 geometry complements M-M30 geometry assortment.
Two tips on Lach Diamond’s CBN-Duo-power inserts are finished with type B610 or type B600 cubic boron nitride (CBN) to increase productivity when turning automotive components out of materials such as case-hardened steels and powder-metal alloys.
Kennametal is leveraging its experience with polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tooling for the automotive industry to provide cost-competitive and highly productive drills, reamers, and end mills for aluminum machining.
Featuring square double-sided inserts with eight cutting edges, Iscar’s Neodo family of 90-degree indexable milling cutters enables face and shoulder milling in steel and cast iron as well as milling close to shoulders where there are workpiece or workholding fixture constraints.
The Hoffmann Group’s Garant Master Tap INOX taps are available in inch sizes as well as metric threads with a longer design for increased reach and for all thread standards.
The phase-hardened ceramic substrate on Greenleaf’s XSYTIN-360 end mills provides ultra-high strength and wear resistance at twice the feed rate of carbide end mills when slotting, pocketing, and profiling high-temperature alloys and other difficult-to-machine materials.
A Tier 2 automotive supplier wasn’t getting the most possible out of its vertical machining center until the shop tooled up with the TOP-Cut VAR end mill and FPC milling/drilling chuck from Emuge.
Featuring the greatest number of cutting edges available for positive inserts, Dormer Pramet’s S450E double-positive 45-degree milling cutter allows the same cutter body to be used with octagonal inserts for face milling and round inserts for face/copy milling.
In addition to a user-friendly design wizard, ANCA’s ToolRoom enables cutting tool manufacturers to expand into new markets with barrel shape ballnose (BSB) and large-radii double corner radius (DCR) endmill tool types that increase productivity.
Vollmer’s 5-axis VGrind 340S machines carbide drills and milling cutters with diameters from 0.3 mm to 12.7 mm, sizes increasingly in demand in the automotive, electronics and medical sectors. Automation options enable unattended production around the clock.
New Sunrise Warranty at Trilogy Machinery
Sunrise Ironworkers’ U.S. distributor now warranties ironworkers and punching machine parts to three years and one year on labor.
Backlog of Orders Index Grows To All-Time High
The manufacturing economy continued its recovery in March, according to Institute for Supply Management’s March 2021 ‘Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.’ Backlogs are growing, as are raw materials inventories and exports and imports.
Recovery Takes Hold: February U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase Almost 18% Over January
Totaling $377.6 million, February’s latest orders represent a 32.2% increase year over year, according to AMT’s report. Oil and gas surprised with an uptick, and medical equipment’s rise likely resulted from hospitals catching up on elective procedures.