Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced its next generation of rough-boring tools, which includes a Silent Tools™ solution. These new CoroBore® rough-boring tools are designed to surmount the challenges typically associated with rough boring, namely vibration, chip-breaking and process security – all while delivering high-end productivity.
WNT’s latest solid carbide milling development, the Monstermill PCR UNI enables precise, process-secure, ramping/plunge milling at high angles or with extreme chip volumes during full slot milling, providing a new milling solution thanks to its innovative geometry, four flute design and patented centring tip. The design delivers powerful and extremely quiet milling across a range of materials including steel, stainless steels and cast iron.
As a result of the success of complete machining on 5-axis machines, workpiece accessibility is an aspect of growing importance in clamping technology. While in the past it was necessary to use long projecting special tools or multiple setups to machine workpieces over clamping claws or chuck jaws, intelligently designed clamping devices of today allow significantly better access by the tools, in addition to processes that are much more efficient.
Considerable success has been made in automated machine loading: even in the production of extremely small batches it is possible to significantly reduce setup-related downtimes and to achieve full machine utilization around the clock with minimal manpower. The well-considered choice of clamping devices and gripping systems is a decisive factor in this respect.
Long a hidden champion among German SMEs – now an internationally respected trend-setter in smart production: As the winner of the Hermes Award, with live applications for human/robot collaboration, and with intelligent tools for the smart factory, SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology was a crowd-puller at Hannover Messe 2017.
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant is introducing a dedicated turning insert optimised for stainless steel materials that offers increased productivity, longer tool life and higher machine utilisation. GC2220 will prove to be a major benefit to pump and valve manufacturers, as well as general engineering shops, particularly those serving sectors such as aerospace, automotive and oil and gas.
DrillMeister features simple and swift drill head indexing due to its unique self-clamping system. Tool replacement is easy: just replace the drill head. There is no need to remove the entire drill body from the toolholder and re-adjust the tool overhang, thus reducing a large amount of tool change time. A drill head can be mounted or removed with small torque and can be done in the machine as needed.