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Precision Machining Technology Review: Cutting Tool Technology

Production Machining showcases some of the latest cutting tool technology from Horn, Heimatec, Big Kaiser, Tungaloy and Inovatools.

Workholding

Northfield Air Chucking System Requires No Air Tubes, Hoses

Pressure-Lok air chuck is charged with air by a special handle and holds air pressure for over two weeks.

Toolholders

Thinbit Toolholders Position Inserts at Multiple Angles

Angled round toolholders position the insert at 30-, 45- or 60-degree angles for reliefs, undercuts and angled outer diameter and face grooves.

Workholding

Schunk Rota-M Flex Chuck Jaw Offers Flexible Clamping Capabilities

Chuck jaw has a very long compensation stroke, giving it increased flexibility for clampable workpiece geometries and a wide variety of applications.

Toolholders

JMPP Customizes Coupling Bolts for Mazak CNC Lathe Specifications

Customized coupling bolt’s high-torque design creates better taper contact and delivers higher strength.

Cutting Tools

A New Approach to Turning

Ceratizit's High Dynamic Turning, combined with the dynamic FreeTurn tooling system, uses a turn-mill center’s B axis or milling spindle to perform the turning process. 
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Cutting Tools

Inovatools’ Primus End Mill Offers Optimized Chip Control

Aluminum Roughing End Mill features internal cooling and multiturning to deliver consistently quiet, low-vibration, energy-efficient performance at extremely high feed rates.

Cutting Tools

Tungaloy HPC SpinJet High-Speed Spindle Driven by Coolant

High-Speed spindle line utilizes a CNC machine’s existing through-spindle coolant supply as a pressurized power source, eliminating the cost and need of external air or electric power supplies

Cutting Tools

Walter CBN Indexable Inserts Designed for ISO K, ISO H Materials

Latest CBN grades are said to provide more productivity and reliability for machining cast iron, sintered metals and hardened steel.

Cutting Tools

Heimatec Adds Coolant-Through Designs to Drill Head Tooling Line

Options include coolant-through designs up to 1,000 psi on straight and 2,000 psi on angle head tools.

VIDEOS

Cutting Tools

Faster Centerline Setups for Anti-Vibration Boring Bars

A serrated, magnetic device has been developed to speed centerline adjustment for Iscar’s Whisperline vibration-damping boring bars.

Cutting Tools

Video: High-Performance Hard Turning

Machine shops involved in turning hard parts will be interested in learning about these new inserts that were specially designed for this particular operation.

Cutting Tools

Video: Micro Insert for Live Tooling on Swiss Lathes

This easy-loading 5-mm I.C. micro insert is designed to run at maximum feed rates and is equipped with fine-pitched densities for high-productivity machining.

Cutting Tools

Mikron Tool Offers Cutting Tools in Fractional Inch Dimensions

Now offers swiss cutting tools with diameters in fractional inches, starting from 1/64" up to 1/4".

Cutting Tools

Kennametal’s HPX Drill Designed for Increased Tool Life, Productivity

Solid carbide drill for steel applications has unique point design and multiphase coating to last longer, generate lower forces and make better holes.

Workholding

Jergens Pyramid Risers Enable Multipart Loads for Five-Axis Machining

The pyramids feature a 30-degree mounting surface to ensure maximum clearance for spindle and cutting tool paths, resulting in more machining per setup.

Cutting Tools

Big Kaiser’s Noventa Cutter has Advanced Geometry for Front, Back Chamfering

Tool transforms chamfering process to improve cycle time, tool life and surface quality.

Workholding

SMW e-motion Power Chuck Enables Contact-Free Adjustment

Each jaw is independently controlled and monitored by an individual electromechanical drive, which enables many clamping functions — all within one fully automated chuck.

Cutting Tools

Horn Supermini Clamping System Increases Repeatability

Clamping method enables cutting inserts to be held in place with more force, which, in turn, makes the entire system more rigid and results in higher repeatability.