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Horn USA
CVD coated diamond tools
CVD thick-film tools are harder than PCD and twice as wear-resistant.

The extremely long tool life of diamond tools combined with an optimized chip breaker on the CVD diamond cutter can increase machining productivity by up to 35 per cent and reduce processing costs by up to 80 per cent. Various inserts with wiper geometries have been developed for high performance machining and continuous turning.

 

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Innovative clamping
Iscar’s new Dove IQ Turn features a dovetail pocket combined with a lever clamping mechanism that provides firm and rigid insert clamping, eliminating the need for a top clamp, which interrupts chip flow. The clamping mechanism can firmly hold double-sided inserts featuring double negative prism flanks. The dovetail pocket and insert prismatic flanks prevent the insert from being lifted by the cutting forces. 

Available are three insert geometries with prismatic flanks: WOMG-R3P-IQ, COMG-R3P-IQ and SOMG-R3P-IQ, designed with a new R3P chipformer for rough turning of steel.

 

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New insert geometries
New insert geometries for steel, stainless steel and HRSA material and customized toolholders have been added to the company’s range of options to apply coolant in the machining process. When using low pressure (7-10 bar/100-150 psi) the CoroTurn HP holders with high precision nozzles outperform regular toolholders that have an tendency to flood coolant, claims the company. The new -SMC, -MMC, -PMC insert geometries in combination with the CoroTurn HP nozzle technology, provide greater productivity for demanding materials such as duplex stainless steel and HSRA material, which require higher coolant pressures of 70-80 bar (1000-1200 psi). 

 

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Turning cast iron
The Duratomic-coated TK1001 and TK2001 insert grades achieve versatility, reliability and exceptional wear resistance in cast iron machining. They also allow for faster cutting speeds and reduce the number of grades needed in cast iron applications.

TK1001 is a hard, fine-grained tungsten carbide turning grade with low binder phase content. Designed primarily for tackling gray cast iron up to semi-stable conditions and nodular cast iron under stable conditions, it also works on hardened steels in the 40 – 45 Rc range. TK2001 is a fine-grained tungsten carbide turning grade with high toughness. It offers strong performance in interrupted finishing operations due to its tough substrate and extra edge toughness. 

 

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Increased rigidity
Nexus Tools is a new line of turning and boring tools with negative and positive toolholders and boring bars. The new tooling provides greater rigidity and reduces vibration, and leads to reduced insert wear and increased tool life. Also offered is the Capto-compatible internal and external turning tools available in C6 internal and external models for turning, boring, threading and grooving.

 

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Longer tool life
The new NS9530 incorporates Tungaloy’s “PremiumTec” special surface technology that reduces micro roughness on the surface to support improved tool life. The smooth layer on the NS9530 grade insert has cut flank wear in comparison to rival products. 

The GT9530 offers enhanced adhesion between the substrate and the coating layer to stabilize wear resistance and tool life while delivering a consistently high quality surface finish whereby sudden peeling or fracture are avoided. 

 

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Steel turning
Tiger•tec Silver Turning for steel turning applications, consisting of three new grades and four new geometries, can bring longer tool life, faster cycle times and process reliability to a wide array of applications.

The cutting tools can handle a variety of materials including unalloyed and alloy steel, cast steel, stainless ferritic and martensitic steel, as well as ductile cast iron.

 

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Improved wear resistance
Widia Victory turning grades include 10 different grades and 14 different geometries, including five new chipbreaker designs. The inserts employ coating technologies to improve wear resistance and allow for higher speed and feed capabilities. Additional post-coat treatment provides increased cutting edge toughness to reduce the depth of cut notching and extend tool life.

 

 

Cutting Challenges

by Tim Wilson

Composites hole drilling comes clean

 

Composites are finding their way into more and more industry applications, with aerospace leading the way. From a holemaking perspective, challenges emerge as materials change, with stacked composites including metals, such as aluminum and titanium. As well, carbon fiber composites can be very thin, which increases the risk of delamination or splintering.

Software to increase shop floor productivity

Mastercam X6 Lathe delivers a suite of new features aimed at increasing your productivity. From Variable Depth Roughing and Canned Rough and Finish improvements, to Finish Tool Inspection and more, Mastercam X6 Lathe ensures that you’re ready for any job in the shop.

Micro component grinding

The Studer S11cylindrical grinding machine made its debut at EMO 2013 in Hannover, Germany.

New designs in tool presetting from Zoller

Zoller has introduced new presetting and measuring devices including the venturion 450, the smileCompact and smile devices.

CMTS 2017

SME Canada, the organizer of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) wants to bring attendees an innovative experience like no other in the industry.

Chipbreakers for exotics, stainless steel alloys

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. has expanded its lineup to include EEG and EEF chipbreakers for exotics and stainless steel alloys.

 Designed for roughing applications, the EEG Chipbreaker features ball-shaped projection breakers for enhanced chip control.

Big HMC for big parts

MAG's modular HMC 1250/1600 Series is engineered for high precision, high productivity machining of large aerospace, power generation, pump, valve, and off-road equipment parts. It now includes eight spindle options to suit special-purpose or general machining requirements.

Machine combines Swiss style CNC machining with laser cutting, welding

Tsugami Automation has introduced a combination machine that combines Swiss style CNC machining, laser cutting and laser welding into one machine with a single shared platform.

OSG acquires IMU Dies

OSG USA Inc., Glendale Heights, IL, has acquired the assets and proprietary manufacturing technology of IMU Dies.

Elevating fabrication

The problem
Inflexible and inefficient fabricating process with turret punch press producing excessive waste sheet metal.

The solution
A flexible 2D laser cutting system to cut a wider range of parts and reduce scrap.

Ace Micromatic teams with Toyoda on high-speed machines

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. and Ace Micromatic Group have formed a strategic alliance to offer a complete range of high-speed production machines to their customers. JTEKT Toyoda Americas has signed a long-term agreement to be the exclusive importer of the entire Ace Micromatic machining line.

Making it in Canada

by Mary Scianna

Can Canada's manufacturing industry compete on the world stage?

Let's set the record straight: Canada never has, nor will it ever be, a manufacturing powerhouse like China and India.

New chipformers for efficient steel chip removal

Iscar's three new chipformers for finishing medium and rough turning of steel: R3P, M3P and F3P.  The chipbreakers are designed to decrease the volume of chips removed from the workpiece during the machining process for efficient chip removal.

Shop Tools

Quality & Plant Management

 
Indexable cutters

BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. has two new indexable cutters: R-Cutter (Pat. P) and BF-Cutter from BIG Daishowa.

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