The FBX combines the advantages of a flat bottom drill and a z-axis plunge millClick image to enlargeKennametal’s FBX drill for flat-bottom drilling of structural aerospace parts delivers superior stability and higher removal rates when machining high temperature alloys, stainless steel and other materials.

The FBX drill is part of a tooling concept specifically developed to maximize metal removal rates and decrease cycle times when machining aerospace structural components.

It combines the advantages of a flat bottom drill and a z-axis plunge mill. The flat bottom design eliminates radial forces while four effective cutting edges provide increased feed and speed rates, leading to up to 200 per cent higher metal removal rates than traditional ramping techniques, freeing up capacity for aerospace manufacturers.

Four effective cutting edges provide stability in challenging applications like chain hole drilling, while large chip flutes ensure a hassle-free chip evacuation.

Supported by a series of exchangeable coolant nozzles to help eliminate heat buildup, the drill point is characterized by a center insert with two effective cutting edges and chip splitters for maximum feed capabilities. The drill bodies are available in diameters of 60, 75, and 90mm, and come in a long and short version (150mm and 95mm).

www.kennametal.com

Optimized TIG welding

Fronius has developed a modified TIG welding process that addresses speed requirements as well as seam quality.

9 axis twin spindle mill/turn centre

The T8 Hybrid 9-axis twin spindle mill/turn centre from Quicktech combines a three axis power turret and a 360˚ B axis with a sub-spindle that features a four axis gang slide to enable complete machining of complex parts with a capacity of 38 tools.

Face Milling for High Surface Finish

by Andrei Petrilin

Cutter geometry and quality are key factors—and they depend on the inserts

Zoller partners with Machining Cloud GmbH

Zoller, a supplier of tool measurement and presetting systems, is partnering with Swiss firm Machining Cloud, GmbH on the new machining cloud intelligent manufacturing application, a platform that offers applications, resources, services and information from a centralized database.

Grinding vs hard turning

Which process has the edge?

Grinding software acts as analysis hub

The latest release of software maker ANCA’s CIMulator3D tool simulation software for grinding has an upgraded interface with fresh colors and icons and is even easier to use with intuitive functionality. 

Solid carbide drills for stainless steel

Dormer Pramet has extended its Solid Carbide “Force X” program with a specific range for stainless steel applications called “Force M.”

Stringer Success

Article by Kip Hanson | Photos by Deny Cardinal

Quebec aerospace manufacturer expands aluminum machining capabilities with extrusion mill

New Waterjet Cutter

OMAX Corporation announced the release of the new ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet, a compact, self-installed cutting system  suited for prototyping and relatively low volume cutting of almost any material under 2 in. thick.

Premium milling grades, latest post-coating treatment

Gold-QuadF high-feed cutters from Ingersoll Cutting Tool Co. feature robust edge geometries to promote longer tool life and super-free cutting geometries for removal rates up to 66 per cent higher.

Cullen Morrison to handle threading at Komet

Cullen Morrison is the new business development manager for threading at Komet of America. He has experience in cutting tool sales and applications and will be responsible for marketing planning and development, sales promotion, training and sales activities for the company's threading line (JEL and Bass).

Copper-plated magnetic welding squares

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has announced a new line of copper-plated magnetic welding squares.

Extra helical cutting edge for better performance

Iscar Tools, the inventor of the HeliMill inserts, has launched the HeliIQMill 390 family, an evolution of inserts with one extra helical cutting edge.

CAD/CAM software for multi axis laser processing

Prima Power Laserdyne has released FASTTRIM CAD/CAM software for use with its multi-axis precision laser processing systems.

ABB eliminates manual 3D robot programming with new software

Robotics firm ABB has added 3D printing capabilities to its RobotStudio simulation and offline programming software to program ABB robots for additive manufacturing in just 30 minutes.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn