December 9, 2017
The 2018 R1 release of Alphacam from Vero Software includes considerable enhancements to automation and nesting functions.
December 9, 2017
LVD Strippit has released a new version of its programming and shop management software, CADMAN Suite version 8.5.
November 24, 2017
New PSF Z-TRIM flap discs from Pferd feature composite backing that can be trimmed to extend service life, reduce disc changes on a variety of steel and stainless steel (INOX) applications.
November 24, 2017
Polifan PSF Z-TRIM flap discs feature composite backing that can be trimmed to extend service life and reduce time consuming disc changes on steel and stainless steel (INOX) applications.
Pferd has introduced the Polifan PSF Z-TRIM flap disc. These versatile new universal flap discs have a lightweight composite backing that can be trimmed to extend service life, enhance surface finish and reduce time consuming disc changes. The composite backer and flap arrangement help reduce vibration and noise levels. Produced with a higher density of zirconia coated material (Zirconia alumina Z) than standard PSF flap discs, these discs provide long service life, an improved surface finish, and a soft, cushioned, contamination-free grinding effect in applications ranging from surface grinding, weld grinding, blending, chamfering, and deburring on steel and stainless steel (INOX).
Their premium zirconia self-sharpening abrasive grain produces high stock removal rates throughout the life of the disc, along with a long service life. In addition, the high-density flap arrangement, with an increased amount of coated material vs. conventional flap arrangement, facilitates reduced vibration and noise levels, along with flexible grinding action and superior results on irregular shapes.
The Polifan PSF Z-TRIM trimmable flap discs provide superior stock removal, service life and surface finish
The PSF Z-TRIM flap discs perform on all power outputs, though high-powered angle grinders will achieve optimal results. They are available in 4 ½ in. and 5 in. diameter with either a 7/8 in. plain arbor hole, or a 5/8-11 thread for threaded spindles, in grit sizes of 40, 60, and 80. The 5/8-11 thread quick-change version is made with a zinc hub..
November 23, 2017
By Geoff Shannon, Amada Miyachi America and David Van de Wall, Amada Miyachi Europe
Stents and tubes are used in countless medical devices and new ones are being added every day, fueled in part by the growth of minimally invasive surgery and the commonplace use of stents.
November 12, 2017
Amada's Fiber Laser Welder (FLW) achieves a high speed, high quality weld not possible with a conventional laser welder, says the company. The FLW is a complete welding solution that is equipped with a unique processing head, offline programming capabilities and many productivity enhancing features.
November 9, 2017
Bystronic is expanding the bending process with a newly developed level of automation. With the new integrated Tool Changer system, the high end Xpert press brake can now swap tools automatically. This solution is of particular interest for users who want to save time and increase quality but who do not want to forego flexibility.
November 2, 2017
Swiss pattern CORINOX machinist's files from PFERD are designed for use on stainless steels and exotic alloys. With a surface hardness of 1,200 HV (Vickers Scale), and 70 Hrc, these files offer excellent wear resistance and long service life.