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).

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New high-power cordless tools

In tandem with the launch of its new FLEXVOLT system, DEWALT has introduced new high-powered cordless tools.

Economical milling lathe

Methods Machine Tools, the North American distributor for Feeler machines, has expanded the Feeler line of CNC turning centres with the new FT-250SY milling lathe with true Y axis equipped with a sub-spindle.

Fiber laser marker

TRUMPF's TruMark 5020 fiber laser marker features a dynamic scanner modul that converts pulse frequencies of up to one megahertz into a correspondingly high processing speed.

C3 and C4 coupling, cutting heads added to small part CNC machining

Tungaloy is expanding its TungCap PSC quick change tooling system family to include cutting heads and clamping units in C3 and C4 coupling sizes.

TIG welding in the 200 amp class

Dynasty 210 and Maxstar 2010 are new welders from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. that deliver up to 210 amps of output power and high quality TIG and stick performance in what the company describes as "easy-to-use, versatile and portable packages" that allow for upgrades.

Chip breakers improve surface quality

Improve surface finish in long-chipping materials with Big Kaiser Precision Tooling’s two new insert chip-breakers.

Milling MetalTech Report April

BIG Daishowa Speed Finisher

BIG Kaiser

  • face mill for aluminum or cast iron
  • adjustable cutting edges to within 1μm of each other for mirror-like finishes through maximum speeds up to 20,000 rpm
  • fast cutting adjustment with optional presetter to cut adjustment time
  • pilot holes of 22 mm diameter for the 50 mm and 63 mm diameter cutters, and 27mm diameter for the 80mm diameter cutter
Holemaking MetalTech Report

Emuge
Multi-purpose tap
Emuge Corp.’s MultiTap is what the company describes as the industry’s first high performance tap designed to cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze.

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Welding gun with greater flexibility

Lincoln Electric’s Magnum PRO welding gun line has been extended and enhanced to add greater flexibility and convenience for fabrication owners and operators.

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.

Mill/Turn centre offers complete machining capability

The QuickTECH T8 HYBRID mill/turn processing centre from Absolute Machine Tools  features 9 total axes, 2 turning spindles, 2 live milling spindles and a minimum capacity of 38 tools for complete part machining, including complex milling functions.

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Cultivating and managing a healthy workforce can be a key differentiator in today’s competitive landscape

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