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Tungaloy

BX470 is a new grade in the TurnLine program of Mini T-CBN inserts for machining of sintered metals.

It delivers the highest hardness of all of the company's T-CBN grades to date. Tungaloy says it offers improved tool life and surface finishes, and higher productivity for sintered metal components. The insert is compatible with Tungaloy's StreamJetBar Mini boring bars.

 

 

Cryogenic machining for aerospace manufacturing

5ME and Okuma have joined forces to demonstrate the advantages of cryogenic machining. The partnership will establish two cryo demonstration facilities, one at 5ME's Technical Center in Warren, MI, and the other at Okuma's Aerospace Center of Excellence in Charlotte, NC.

Compact vise for 5 axis workholding

TE-CO Workholding has introduced a 6 in. compact vise with machinable jaws that it says is ideal for five axis workholding or machines with a small work envelope.

Batch production panel bender

An ideal batch production machine, the brand new, stand-alone P2lean panel bender from Salvagnini also has the capacity to seamlessly switch from batch, to kit, or to single piece part production whenever required, making it a versatile machine for any shop.

Software automatically generates part programs for inspection

Mituotyo's MiCAT Planner is new software which automatically generates part programs for inspection for CNC CMM users.

Mitsubishi EDM, Matsuura partner on 3D manufacturing

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, IL, owned by Mitsubishi Corp., is partnering with machine tool builder Matsuura Machinery Corp., Fukui City, Japan, to introduce a 3D hybrid milling machine to the North American market (Canada and the US).

Next generation micromachining with waterjet cutting

OMAX's MicroMax abrasive waterjet is the latest generation of the companies waterjet technology for micro machining.

Fiber laser technology

Coherent has introduced CleanWeld technology, an integrated laser welding approach that reduces spatter and improves process consistency.

Tripling tube and bar production output

Engine exhaust tube component maker triples production output-up to 11,000 parts per hour with zero rejects using a combination servo-controlled cold saw cut-to-length and brush deburring system

Managing aluminum welds

Assessing when and how to repair aluminum MIG weld defects

by Mike Vandenberg

Due to its low melting point and the presence of an oxide layer on its surface, aluminum can be relatively tricky to weld. It is particularly prone to burn-through and distortion, not to mention it can have a difficult-to-control weld pool.

Quebec firms form world's largest aerospace robotics firm

AV&R Vision & Robotics, Montreal, and IMAC Automation, St. Bruno, QC, have merged to create what the companies say is the largest aerospace industry robotics firm in the world and one of the largest engineering firms specialized in automation in Quebec.

Growth Strategies

By Ed Robertson

The problem
Repositioning job shop business

The solution
Investing in new equipment, technical know-how

Pulsed DC TIG inverter

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that the Renegade ET 300iP DC TIG/Stick inverter, which features controls for pulsed TIG welding and high frequency (HF) or Lift TIG arc starts options, is now in stock and ready to ship in the U.S. and Canada.

Stabilizer for tall workpieces

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling’s Unilock Stabilizer 50 system for Uniflex Ball System provides lateral support for tall parts during welding, machining or assembly processes and allows for the transfer of loads to the table or base.

Advanced welder training

Lincoln Electric's RealWeld Advanced Trainer gives students and prospective employees a live-arc, multi-sensory learning experience that merges actual welding with advanced motion tracking technology.

Cutting, welding online data management

ESAB Welding and Cutting has introduced CutCloud online data management system and has unveiled advancements in its WeldCloud online data management system, including the ability for these software programs to bi-directionally share data, as well as incorporate gas management information.

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