The iSpeed5 from NSK America Corp. Click image to enlargeThe iSpeed5 from NSK America Corp. is a fully tool-changeable electronic spindle.

Coming with either 60,000 or 80,000 RPM, the 350-watt, brushless DC electric system eliminates the need for operator intervention by using a special connection under the machine spindle that prevents coolant, chips, dust and other machining debris from contaminating the stop block. 

Its ultra-precision ceramic bearings handle high-speed performance and spindle accuracy of less than 1 micron (.00004-in.) T.I.R. for all micro milling, drilling and grinding applications.

The dry air purge system proves ideal for graphite machining as well as surfacing for mold finishing.  A wide variety of tapers are available.

The control unit features a motor protection system as well as an input/output interface to communicate with the CNC controller.

A hand-held device allows operation of the system from a distance and features all of the same buttons and functions as the main controller, including speed adjustment, reverse and reset. The stop block integrates with the controller to make automatic tool change possible. A variety of generic and custom stop blocks are available for all machine models.

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Miniature brushes for better deburrig

PFERD miniature brushes for cleaning and light deburring give users a competitive advantage by providing highly repeatable deburring and surface conditioning results on a variety of materials, from hard alloys to soft aluminum. The lineup of wheel, cup and end configurations includes stem-mounted miniature brushes that are ideally suited for the precision applications required in many industries, including electronics, medical, aerospace and jewelry.

Industrial PC for machine tool

IPC 6641 is a new industrial PC for machines tools from Heidenhain Corp. designed for individual automation solutions, operation of Windows software from an OEM and remote access to Heidenhanin iTNC 530 contouring controls.

Medical Manufacturing Report: In Good Condition

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Smart apps for machine tool probing

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The problem with the skilled trades shortage: Us

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New double column bridge design five axis machine

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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.

Micro drill for faster wire EDM starter holes

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More flute options for Seco high feed end mill

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Cylindrical grinding for micro parts

The Studer S11 cylindrical grinder from United Grinding made its debut at EMO 2013 in Hannover, Germany.

Polish and deburr many material types

Bel Air’s centrifugal disc finishers polish and deburr a wide range of materials including brass, copper, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, kovar and titanium, eliminating 80 per cent of handwork and producing five times the output of hand deburring. 

Precision drill tip with hardened, polished flutes

The D4120 is an indexable insert drill from Walter that combines superior performance, enhanced precision and cost-effectiveness.

Changing Directions

by Kip Hanson

Multidirectional turning and grooving tools save time, improve tool life and reduce operating costs

Thread milling cutter with tapping benefits

Walter has introduced what it says is the first thread milling system to combine the advantages of thread milling with those of thread tapping.

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