Tools & Clamping

Hannover Messe 2017 – SCHUNK was crowd-puller for solutions all around smart production

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.

Turning grade gets firm on plastic deformation

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.

DrillLine – an Expansion of DrillMeister range for ø6.0-9.9 mm

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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.

Time for the next generation

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Dormer Pramet launched a new generation of solid carbide multi-application drills to deliver a greater level of performance and economy. Force X is the new family name given to our Dormer range of drills, which replaces the MPX assortment.

New insert grade for steel turning under unstable conditions

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced its GC4335 insert grade for the turning of steels where unstable conditions or vibration issues prevail. GC4335 is designed to bring about secure and predictable machining, as well as shorter cycle times and better machine utilisation through reduced stoppages and longer insert life. Customers will benefit from an improved process with less risk of insert breakage, as well as reduced cost per component and faster return on investment.

Industry Trends Steer Cutting Tool Development

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Manufacturing trends – such as the softening or growth of certain industry segments, the use of technologies like 3D printing or processes like near net shape manufacturing – all have direct impacts on cutting tool product development. As one of the leading cutting tool manufacturers, Seco strives to not only keep pace with the natural progression of the industry, but also to set new standards in tool development and performance.

Processes shortened, flexibility increased – with Hainbuch’s new machine and clamping device concept

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The family-run business, Steinel Normalien AG, specialist and system provider in the stamping and forming industry, imposes the most rigorous requirements on manufacturing, in terms of accuracy. In the course of permanent process optimizations, thanks to a new machine concept, and through the selection of suitable clamping devices, Steinel was able to significantly reduce its set-up and throughput times.

Greater damping with latest Silent Tools™ milling adaptors

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Small changes in cutter interface and damper design have given the latest Silent Tools™ milling adaptors from cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant significantly better dynamic behaviors. The result is unbeaten metal removal potential when slender milling tools are required.