kalamazoo grinder 1Click image to enlargeThe Kalamazoo Industries BG448 4 x 48-inch industrial abrasive belt grinder has a three-horsepower motor with a 7200 SFPM surface speed for fast metal removal with minimal heat. 

The machine comes with a 4-in. x 8-in. 70 Duro serrated contact wheel, but other contact wheels are available. 

The grinder features a multi-position grinding head from vertical to horizontal, a reversible and removable 4-in. x 10-in. steel platen, 4″ x 10″ work surface, a quick belt change mechanism and an adjustable 8″ x 8″ cast iron worktable with a 5/8-inch slot.

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Fiber laser for high volume shops

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) has introduced the CLX fiber laser machine.

Multi-tasking gear machining system

Mazak Corporation has unveiled the Integrex i-200ST AG Hybrid multi-tasking machine.

3-edged threading

Tungaloy’s TungThread indexable thread turning tools now have three-edged internal threading inserts and dedicated toolholders for hole diameters as small as 7.4 mm (.291-in.). 

Automotive tooling solutions

Iscar Tools spotlights tooling advances for the automotive manufacturing industry

Constantly changing factors such as unstable oil prices, ever more demanding environmental protection legislations and the evolution of more efficient technologies ensures a continually changing global automotive market place. These factors also increase the ongoing competition between carmakers and OEMs and dictate today's automotive industry manufacturing trends.

New metal-core wire improves throughput

FabCOR Edge metal-cored wire from Hobart is designed to improve deposition rates and travel speeds, resulting in greater throughput compared to solid wires.

Water cooled MIG gun

Tweco, an ESAB brand, has introduced the Fusion Pro 450 water cooled MIG gun.

Easier fastening of sheet metal pieces

A new hybrid threadforming tool for punch presses from Mate Precision Tooling allows fabricators to fasten two pieces of sheet metal together without tapping or secondary operations.

High speed electronic weld head for miniature parts welding

Amada Miyachi America Inc.'s new Series 300 electronic weld head offers the precisely controlled weld force profile ideal for miniature parts welding, according to the company. Originally released more than twenty years ago, there are more than 1000 Series 300 electronic weld heads in use all over the world, with more than half going into operation in the last decade.

Waterjets for large-scale production

OMAX has expanded its next generation Maxiem JetMachining abrasive waterjet cutting machines with the introduction of three larger sizes.

Ceramic end mill cuts like carbide

Unique cutting geometry gives Greenleaf Corp.’s XSYTIN-360 high-performance solid ceramic end mills ten times higher productivity, leading to tremendous cost savings.

High-speed fibre laser tube cutting

The FT-150 FIBER tube-cutting laser from Mazak Optonics has been designed for high-speed cutting and reduced non-cutting process to improve cycle times for small to medium diameter tubes. 

Inspection instrument for indicators for in-house calibration

Mitutoyo has introduced the next generation i-Checker, model IC-2000 for efficient in-house calibration for indicating gauges including dial indicator, dial test indicator, dial comparator (Hicator), bore gauge, cylinder gauge, digimatic indicator, linear gauge, electrical comparator (electronic micrometer, Mu-checker).

Permanent part marking

The Micro Mark is a versatile compact dot peen marker ideal for handheld applications as well as on-machine integration.

New drill for stainless steel, titanium

OSG has introduced its ExoCarb WDO-SUS drills for machining stainless steel and titanium alloys. The company says the new drills combat the problems associated with machining these alloys: work hardening, elongated chips, low thermal conductivity, and welding on the tool.

Portable oxy fuel/plasma cutting system

Crossbow is a new compact oxy fuel/plasma CNC cutting system from ESAB Cutting Systems that the company says is portable and economical.

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