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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.

Cutting Tools

Ingersoll’s TwistSFeed Drills With Multiple Flutes Offer High Productivity

A three-flute quick-change tip with an upgraded clamping mechanism is designed to maximize productivity.

Cutting Tools

Horn’s DDHM CVD Diamond-Tipped Tool System Enables Machining on Milling, Turning Centers

The diamond tools enable shorter throughput times, high surface quality, lower overall costs, greater flexibility within the production process and longer tool life.

Cutting Tools

Horn EH Geometry for Grooving System Enables Parting Off at High Feed Rates

The stable cutting edge of the EH geometry ensures reliable chip evacuation and control.

Workholding

TX Series Pull-Down Chucks Have Constant Clamp Force at Higher Speeds, Feeds

SMW Autoblok’s 3-jaw pull-down chucks are fully sealed, featuring high accuracy and heavy-duty gripping for metal cutting applications.

Cutting Tools

Solid Ceramic End Mills Offer Increased Feed Rates, Broader Speed Range

Greenleaf’s XSYTIN-1 ceramic material provides ultra-high strength and wear resistance at extreme feed rates.

Cutting Tools

Carmex Solid Carbide Thread Mills Cut Heat-Resistant Materials

Thread mills feature more flutes for improved performance in hard materials and are constructed of a specially formulated carbide that is triple coated.

Cutting Tools

Tungaloy Adds Grades, Geometries to Grooving, Parting Off Tools

Multifunctional grooving and parting-off line offers a wide range of insert and toolholder variations designed to provide maximum precision and longer tool life.

Workholding

Hainbuch’s Centrotex S Part Clamping System Designed for Small Workspaces

Mini clamping device changeover system requires less tightening torque to speed up assembly and reduce changeover times.

Toolholders

Clamping System for Swiss-type Lathes Enables Fast Tool Changeovers

Measuring cutting tools outside the machine reduces nonproductive times, and ensures fast and smooth production processes using spare 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.

Toolholders

Modular Tooling System Features Coolant-Through Design

System enables faster tool changes as well as internal coolant delivery directly to the cutting edge.

Cutting Tools

Suhner’s PolyDrill Multi-Spindle Drill Heads Offer Fixed, Adjustable Hole Pitches

Drill head line features nearly limitless maximum hole spacing, making them flexible for use in a variety of applications.

Workholding

Workpiece Positioning System Features Simultaneous Actuation

ZeroAct can simultaneously clamp three units in place, thereby giving users tremendous flexibility in machining operations, while also saving time and increasing operator safety.

Cutting Tools

Sandvik Coromant Carbide Inserts Increase Tool Life, Performance Machining Steel

GC4415 and GC4425 carbide inserts are designed for external and internal machining of low-alloyed and unalloyed steels, delivering increased toughness, heat resistance and predictable wear.

Workholding

Clamping Disks for Chucks and Mandrels Enable Low TIR

Clamping discs for its flange chucks and flange mandrels feature true running accuracies of just 10 microns, and offer greater loading clearance and longer operating life.

Cutting Tools

Platinum Tooling Expands Tooling Options for Swiss-Type Automatic Lathes

Citizen tool program added to line of live and static tools for Swiss-Type CNC automatic lathes.