Advanced tool grinding technology, more capable and precise than ever, has meant new ground-breaking cutting tools, such as a variable geometry designs. Just as importantly, other machine tool providers need to offer automation and advanced in-process sensing to make proven tool grinding operations even more efficient.
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When it’s time to put threads in parts, particularly those made of difficult-to-machine materials, thread mills are often the right choice. Thread mills cut threads with a cutting head typically smaller than the hole, unlike taps that are sized to match the hole diameter.
Need a little good news? America’s seemingly insatiable need for electricity is producing strong demand for the components that go into power generation equipment.
Greenleaf Corporation has announced the launch of its line of quick-change toolholders, or ISO-standard toolholders with quick-change shanks.
YG-1, Vernon Hills, Illinois, has added SV-Point spade drill inserts to its product line. The inserts provide longer tool life at higher spindle speeds and feeds than conventional spade drills, according to the company.
New retrofit systems make it possible to quickly, easily and cost effectively transform the standard external-coolant live tooling heads on turning machine turrets into those with through-tool-coolant capability. And shops that have done the retrofit are experiencing longer tool life, more efficient chip control and less heat generation.
Charlie Novak Jr. has joined Arch Cutting Tools as Arch Specials Business Development and Coordinator. He will be located at Arch-Mentor, Mentor, Ohio, and report to Brent Sheerer, with a dotted line to Jeff Cederstrom.
The evolution of toolpath development has taken two routes, according to Ben Mund, senior market analyst for CNC Software Inc., Tolland, Conn.
Smart chucks and zero-point locating systems, quick-change vises and modular workholding are good examples of advanced workholding systems, but you might be thinking, “Who needs it? Give me a 6" machinist’s vise, a three-jaw power chuck, some toe straps and a few T-nuts and I’ll make whatever parts you send my way.”
Emuge Corp., a leading manufacturer of high performance taps, thread mills, drills, end mills and other rotary tools, held a Grand Opening ceremony of its significantly expanded, custom-designed manufacturing facility on October 15, 2019.