March 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $177.6 million, up 18.8 percent from February's $149.5 million and down 2.6 percent when compared with the $182.3 million reported for March 2020.
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Felsomat USA will host Innovation Day on June 10 at its U.S. headquarters in Schaumburg.
Machine shops use a variety of techniques to track the condition of their cutting tools, ranging from simple to sophisticated. No matter what monitoring method is used, it can be crucial in preventing catastrophic tool failure. At its best, monitoring also significantly boosts tool life and slashes tooling costs.
The evolution to high speed machining (HSM) is continuing and toolholders are playing a crucial role in that process, which includes the interlinking of machining center, programming, high-speed spindles, advanced cutting tools, balancing, and high-performance toolholders in order for shops to take full advantage of HSM.
Automation, as applied to tool Presetters, references a variety of operational and communications features that can be incorporated in a machine or system customized for the special needs of an individual shop or a major manufacturing facility.
Here is a case study of how Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helped out a manufacturer.
Workholding needs to be super-sized when machining workpieces like truck transmission housings, wind turbine blades, rocket bodies, and more, for industries like aerospace and defense, agricultural, energy, marine, rail, and on- and off-road transportation.
Roush Yates Engines explored ways to improve the accuracy, integrity and throughput of its measurement data, and decided to implement DataSure 4.0, a data acquisition solution developed by The L.S. Starrett Co.
Composites call for optimized toolholding, writes an executive of Rego-Fix Corp.
Properly balancing one's tools can pay big dividends.