Tag Archive for Metalworking

Three Reasons to Choose Reaming Over Boring

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Holemaking is one of the most common metalworking operations. It’s a critical operation that requires matching the right process with each job to maximize profitability. Boring is often considered the go-to method, but more manufacturers are finding reaming to be a better option in some high volume or high-cost part applications.

KYOCERA Exhibits Latest Metalworking Innovations at JIMTOF 2016 Tradeshow

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The Kyocera Group exhibits its latest products and technologies at JIMTOF 2016, the 28th Japan International Machine Tool Fair — one of the largest events of its kind in Asia, being held November 17-22 at the Tokyo Big Sight. New products, including CA3 Series indexable cutting tool inserts for cast iron machining, will contribute to further advancing global manufacturing.

Innovative Rear End Machining

The Esslingen-based company INDEX will unveil an enhanced version of its already successful MS52 CNC multi-spindle automatic lathe at the EMO Hannover 2011 trade show. With many new and improved functions, the front-opening six-spindle lathe with up to twelve cross-slides in the work area is also setting standards in rear end machining. Its innovative features…

Superior Tapping Performance in Multiple Materials from WIDIA™ VariTap™

Manufacturers, especially job shops, know better than most the pressures of ever-increasing customer demands and the equally demanding requirements to control costs. Multi-purpose tools have been one method many shops use to bridge the gap – excellent in certain materials and “good enough” in others to get the job done. Field tests are confirming the…

Even more efficient with eight spindles

The Esslingen multi-spindle specialists supplement the MS22C series by an 8-spindle CNC production automatic lathe MS22C-8. The modular eight-spindle machine built on the multi-spindle modular system can also efficiently machine highly complex workpieces that would have driven the previous multi-spindle machines normally equipped with six spindles to their limits. The INDEX MS22C-8 CNC multi-spindle automatic lathe…

High precision and flexibility thanks to NUMROTO

Mauth Werkzeug-Schleiftechnik GmbH is a long-standing NUM partner – it has been using NUMROTO for its highly specialist production for around 15 years. Mauth develops and produces perfect-fit tools in series, which meet exacting customer demands. Complex shapes are designed to specific measurements in the CAD system and loaded onto the CNC machines using NUMROTOplus.…

Focusing on the replacement of cam-controlled multi-spindle lathes

With the INDEX MS16C of the MultiLine series, the Esslingen multi-spindle specialists present a CNC multi-spindle lathe featuring six spindles for up to 16 mm diameter parts. The six-spindle machine, built from a multi-spindle modular component system, is intended to replace the widely used but costly to set up fast cam-controlled multi-spindle lathes that still dominate…

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…

Creep-Feed-, Profile- and HEDG-grinding with the MICRON machine range

They are space-saving, compact designed, combining rigidity and dynamic with high-precision accuracy. The machine type “Macro-S”, for example, has a width of only 1500mm but all the properties to perform efficient profile-grinding operations. MICRON – machines are fitted with high-precision linear guides, ball screws and digital servo-drives on all axes. The modern Siemens 840D CNC…

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…