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A new 256-page tool catalog has just been published by Falcon Tool Company, Inc. that includes over 15,000 tools and accessories, all illustrated and priced.
Sheet metal fabricators looking to quickly create unique forms and shapes have four new ways to get rolling on their punch presses. With the addition of the Rolling Logo, Rolling Knurl, Rolling EKO and Rolling Flare tools to the Wilson Wheel family, Wilson Tool International puts elusive levels of speed and flexibility within reach to speed cycle times.
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.
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.
GWS Tool Group Announces Acquisition of STF Precision (STF)
The acquisition of STF Precision enhances the GWS product portfolio and capabilities in the area of PCD and CBN solutions and further expands the GWS manufacturing presence into the Carolinas.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.