Salvagnini New L5 Fiber Laser CutterClick image to enlargeExhibitor: Salvagnini    Booth: B3125

The new L5 machine incorporates a patented, rotary motor driven Compass head positioner for speed, accuracy, reliability, energy conservation and performance, claims the company.

Running costs are one third of a 4kW CO2 laser with chiller and it offers zero maintenance (no mirrors to align and no laser gas required). It can handle many configurations for feeding blanks, picking up and stacking finished parts and unloading skeletons. Features a new all-electric pallet changer with the process piece passing beneath the work table.

Salvagnini

FIELD NOTES: semi automatic circular cold saw

supplier: Scotchman Industrie
end user: RST Instruments

IMTS Spotlight: Small thread milling cutter

Exhibitor: Sandvik Coromant Booth: W-1500

The CoroMill Plura range of small thread milling cutters counter the thread of tool breakage and component damage associated with conventional taps, says the company.

Canadian manufacturing growth in October highest in 2.5 years

The Canadian manufacturing continues to grow, hitting the highest level in 2.5 years in October, according to the RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The PMI is a monthy survey that serves as a gauge of manufacturing business conditions. 

After adjusting for seasonal variation, the RBC PMI - a composite indicator designed to provide a single-figure snapshot of the health of the manufacturing sector - rose to its highest level in 30 months during October. At 55.6, up from 54.2 in September and above the series average of 53.3, the RBC PMI indicated a strong improvement in Canadian manufacturing operation conditions.

5 axis machining centre

The VMX42RTi five axis machining centre from Hurco is equipped with a direct drive C axis flush rotary torque table for a larger work envelope.

Thread forming tap optimized for automotive applications

Sandvik Coromant has launched a new thread forming tap optimized for ISO P steel machining.

Low cost, high speed machining

SpinJet is a new range of coolant driven, high speed spindles from Iscar designed for use with small diameter tools on low rpm machine tools.

CNC turning centres

Mazak has designed its Quick Turn 200/250 Series of CNC turning centres as a flexible machine base suitable for numerous configurations.

GPH series tapes for high temperature applications

The new GPH series from 3M combines the extreme bonding power and convenience of 3M VHB Tapes with high temperature resistance.

The making of the Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is considered the first premium Sedan powered purely by electricity.

Flexible and compact sheet metal tower storage

Bystronic's ByTower automation solution for laser cutting systems offers fabricators a flexible system for lightly manned production. Reduced set-up times and an optimal material flow ensure maximum utilization of the laser cutting system.

Better hole drilling for shipbuilding

Nestled in the far southwest corner of Bayou La Batre, Alabama sits one of the top ship and boat building companies.

Mobile press brake

Bystronic's new Xpert 80 mobile press brake is a larger version of the Xpert 40 and offers an increase in bending length and press capacity.

Space-saving side load pallet changer for fiber laser

Cy-Laser's CY2D S3015 fiber laser cutting machine is designed with a space-saving side load pallet changer for shops with limited floor space.

Online data management for welding

ESAB has introduced an online data management platform, WeldCloud, that works with the company's Aristo MIG semi-automatic, Aristo MIG 5000iR robotic and LAF/TAF sub arc welding systems.

Small diameter, high feed end mill

MFH Mini is a small diameter high feed end mill from Kyocera Precision Tools for rough processing.

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