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Two 5-Axis Systems in One Machine

Esslingen-based machine manufacturer INDEX has combined two complete 5-axis machining systems in its R300 turning/milling center. In two independent sub-systems, one motorized milling spindle and one assigned work spindle are able to completely machine complex parts, in particular short bars and chuck parts with clamping device diameters up to 315 mm, simultaneously, providing extreme productivity…

Kennametal Announces Breakthrough KM4X100™ Spindle Connection

The spindle connection is the “handshake” — the interface between the machine tool´s spindle and toolholder. As such, this vital component has to provide the torque and bending load capacity compatible with the machine-tool´s operating specifications. But when machining high-strength materials like titanium and other alloys, cutting forces generate bending moments that will exceed the…

Porcupine with unyielding spines

After the successful market launch of the F5041 and F5141 shoulder mills, Walter is now launching the F5138 – the first porcupine cutter in a refined Blaxx™ design. Effective performance in this milling category requires the most stable and reliable tool concepts – and it is precisely this requirement that Walter Blaxx™ fulfils. The user…

Cut grooves reliably

With the new flexible Walter Cut SX tool system, Walter AG in Tübingen has optimised grooving and parting off, and at the same time, reduced the number of cutting inserts required. These can be used both on lathes for grooving applications and on milling machines for separating and slot milling. Process reliability is required for…

Press deburring with new hobbing machine LCH 180 two

Continual loading and press deburring occur in parallel during machining time. Separate machine operations take place on two machine tables, each able to swivel 180 degrees and easily accessible: roughing in two phases, pressing, and finishing. After the blank is locked in and tightened, it is swivelled and the first cut of the gear takes…

New Mill 4-15™ Platform from Kennametal Provides Best-in-Class Shoulder Milling

All three are critical to successful metalworking, but often one will predominate. Manufacturers facing parts requiring 90-degree shoulders also know that achieving true 90-degree shoulders and minimizing the scallop or step marks between passes absolutely requires a high-performance cutter. Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, PA; 800.446.7738. The new Mill 4-15 platform from Kennametal is that best-in-class system.…

Mazak showcases four new VARIAXIS models at EMO 2013

The new VARIAXIS machines, which can be found in the multi-tasking 5-axis zone of Mazak’s stand, located in Hall 27 number C61, include the i-700 T complete with turning function and the UK-built VARIAXIS i-500 equipped with Siemens control. The VARIAXIS j-500 the j-600/5X machines will also feature prominently. The VARIAXIS i-700 T answers market…

Solid CBN grade MBS140 & Full Face CBN MB4020

Traditionally CBN grades operate exceptionally well, but within the restrictions of a narrow band dictated strictly by the material being machined, small depths of cut and very precise cutting parameters. Advancements in materials, coatings and manufacturing methods have combined together with increased knowledge of edge honing styles and chipbreakers to provide a new grade with…

TRIBOS Polygonal Clamping Technology: Now available for the pioneering HSK-E 20 spindle interface

The SCHUNK TRIBOS-Mini HSK-E 20 polygonal chuck is the first standardized precision toolholder for micro machining with the pioneering HSK-E 20 spindle interface. In comparison to conventional short taper interfaces, the HSK-E 20 interface provides an axially flat work surface for the toolholder, ensuring excellent change and positioning accuracy. Also, the narrow tolerances of the…