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End mill geometry designed for chatter-free machining - TheFabricator.com

End mill geometry designed for chatter-free machining

November 18, 2013

Haimer GmbH offers Power Mill solid-carbide end mills. Made from fine-grain carbide, they are equipped with the manufacturer’s pullout protection system, Safe-Lock™, for HSC and HPC machining. The end-mill geometries are based on an unequal flute and helix design for chatter-free...

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Low-odor rust blocker features low VOC - TheFabricator.com

Low-odor rust blocker features low VOC

November 5, 2013

Dri Touch® Amber Low-VOC from Birchwood Technologies is a rust blocker with low VOC and almost no odor. Rated for 96 to 120 hours salt spray and 600+ hours of humidity protection, the rust blocker meets water displacement test Mil-C-16173 and stain test Mil-C-22235A. With a flash point of...

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Horizontal machining centers designed to save space, energy

November 4, 2013

Sugino Corp. has introduced the Self-Center™ H15 and H15B horizontal machining centers. They are suitable for high-precision milling, drilling, tapping, and boring of small to medium-size parts in aluminum, cast iron, and carbon steel, such as brake, engine, and transmission components. The...

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Functions added to contouring control - TheFabricator.com

Functions added to contouring control

October 30, 2013

Heidenhain has released the newest software for the TNC 320 contouring control. The control handles universal milling, drilling, and boring machines, with three axes plus spindle and the possibility of adding another axis. New functions include straight-line and arc engraving and manual probing...

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Solid-carbide end mills made for smooth machining, chip evacuation - TheFabricator.com

Solid-carbide end mills made for smooth machining, chip evacuation

October 30, 2013

Haimer GmbH has introduced Power Mill solid-carbide end mills. Made from fine-grain carbide, they are equipped with the company's Safe-Lock™ pullout protection system. Their geometries are based on an unequal flute and helix design for chatter-free machining. All tools are PVD-coated and...

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Programming simplified on milling machine CNC - TheFabricator.com

Programming simplified on milling machine CNC

October 28, 2013

Heidenhain Corp. offers the Acu-Rite MILLPWR G2 CNC for milling machines. According to the manufacturer, the control is simple and easy to operate for vertical knee mills while maintaining the same power as its MILLPWR predecessor. Programming is done via plain language user prompts accompanied...

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Thread table positions material in and out of threading machines - TheFabricator.com

Thread table positions material in and out of threading machines

October 21, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. offers a thread table that integrates with the big-bore lathes used to produce API and premium threads on tube and pipe in production applications. The table positions material in and out of these threaders quickly. The thread table uses adjustable stops to...

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Handbook covers machining with MQL

October 4, 2013

Unist Inc. has published "The MQL Handbook," an introduction to machining with minimum quantity lubrication. The publication explains the basic principles of MQL. It features information for beginner and veteran machinists. The handbook currently is available as a free download....

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Insert's clamp design reduces vibrations - TheFabricator.com

Insert's clamp design reduces vibrations

October 3, 2013

Kennametal has introduced Beyond Shield™ inserts. They combine a clamping system with new superhard PCBN grades for machining of cast iron. The clamping system allows smaller inserts to perform in the same applications as larger inserts. The three-point clamp design applies clamping force...

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Tap tool processes many different materials - TheFabricator.com

Tap tool processes many different materials

September 24, 2013

WIDIA™ offers the VariTap(TAM) tap for processing multiple work materials, such as aluminum, stainless steel, and cast iron. The design includes a proprietary spiral point geometry that lowers tapping torque, extending tool life while driving chips forward in through-holes. The geometry...

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Grooving, cutoff system adds PH geometry - TheFabricator.com

Grooving, cutoff system adds PH geometry

September 24, 2013

WIDIA™ has introduced the WMT™ grooving and cutoff system with new PH geometry, designed for plunging and turning in materials harder than 35 HRC or in heavily interrupted cuts in a variety of work materials. One toolholder seats whatever insert geometries are needed: PT for...

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Spindle connection helps maximize metal removal in titanium, hard alloys

September 24, 2013

Kennametal's KM4X100™ spindle connection combines high clamping force and optimized interference levels to provide a strong connection, high stiffness, and high bending load capacity for machining such materials as titanium alloys, INCONEL® alloys, and new aluminum alloys. Using three-surface...

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App assists with tool selection, configuration - TheFabricator.com

App assists with tool selection, configuration

September 24, 2013

Kennametal has launched NOVO™ app to assist with tool selection and configuration based on the user's part and process requirements. CAD models, complete assembly lists, and automated job report functionality are included. According to the manufacturer, the app is designed to serve as a...

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High-energy picosecond pulses enable machining of thick materials - TheFabricator.com

High-energy picosecond pulses enable machining of thick materials

September 20, 2013

Coherent Inc. has expanded the Talisker HE series of ultrafast industrial lasers. Its high-energy pulses enable drilling, cutting, and scribing of thick materials. It is available with a choice of output options: 200-µJ pulse energy in the near-IR (1,064 nm), 120-µJ per pulse in the...

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