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Incorporating machinist friendly design features to expedite machining

Incorporating machinist friendly design features to expedite machining
To achieve closer positioning of multiple vises with no need for space consuming toe clamps, the DX6 CrossOver Vise features strategically located holes for through the body mounting. The vise also uses sine keys which can be inserted quickly into pre-drilled dowel holes in the vise base for positioning onto t-slots, machine tables, grid plates, sub-plates, fixture plates and tombstones.
20th November 2018

Sixth generation of ultra-precision lathes

Sixth generation of ultra-precision lathes
The sixth generation of ultra-high-precision turning centres from Spinner, Germany, which started manufacturing them in the 1950s, was presented on the manufacturer's stand at AMB 2018. Available in the UK and Ireland through Whitehouse Machine Tools, the new Microturn lathe is built in two sizes and is capable of producing components to well within five microns dimensional tolerance in series production.
20th November 2018

High level of accuracy with side milling cutter

High level of accuracy with side milling cutter
A new, tangential milling system was launched by Horn at the AMB exhibition in Stuttgart, with a side mill to deploy six effective cutting inserts. The patented system offers positive cutting and axial rake angles for a particularly soft cut. The precision-ground, indexable inserts ensure a high level of accuracy and surface quality.
19th November 2018


Wireless spindle positioning system speeds accurate machine set up

Wireless spindle positioning system speeds accurate machine set up
Elesa have introduced a wireless spindle positioning system, which enables faster and more reliable machine set up by use of a wireless connected profile controller, and displays the initial set up values on each of up to 36 electronic position indicators. The operator can simply choose the appropriate menu then quickly re-set each spindle to its correct start position and the machine is ‘good to go.’ This saves time and takes out much of the possibility of human error.
13th November 2018

Experts attend PPMA to improve food cutting processes

Experts attend PPMA to improve food cutting processes
Emerson experts will be in attendance at PPMA 2018 in the NEC arena. They will demonstrate how the application of Branson ultrasonic cutting technology can help customers from within the food manufacturing and processing industries deliver a cleaner and better cut quality. Ultrasonic cutting enables smoother penetration of the item being cut.
24th September 2018

Grooving and parting off tool for smaller lathes

Grooving and parting off tool for smaller lathes
Horn has launched a new grooving and parting off system, 32T, for Swiss-type lathes and smaller fixed-head lathes. With a precision-sintered grooving insert and central clamping screw, the system offers easy insert indexability and direct entry into the seat of the tool carrier.
20th September 2018

Precision double mitre cutting bandsaw

Precision double mitre cutting bandsaw
German sawing machine manufacturer, KASTO, is supplementing its bandsaw programme with the addition of a twin-column machine for cutting stock to length and mitring between -45 and +60° to a high degree of precision. The KASTOmiwin saw is said to be ideal for use by steel stockholders due to its power and rigidity.
7th September 2018

Solid state relays improve speed of injection moulding machines

A new range of Solid State Relay (SSR) products from Sensata Technologies are helping operators of injection moulding equipment to improve the quality, speed and output of their manufacturing operations.
20th August 2018

Adjustable side milling cutter for grooving

Adjustable side milling cutter for grooving
A new side milling cutter for stepless adjustment of groove width has been introduced by Paul Horn and is available through the firm's UK subsidiary, Horn Cutting Tools, Ringwood. The milling body features a central sleeve that enables the required groove width to be adjusted easily on a pre-setter.
20th August 2018

Titanium aircraft parts produced 25% faster

Titanium aircraft parts produced 25% faster
The largest producer of Horizontal Machining Centres (HMCs) in the UK, Heller Machine Tools, has supplied a large, heavy duty machine to GKN Aerospace Filton, near Bristol, to rough titanium aircraft components. It was installed on budget and ahead of schedule during the latter part of 2017. 
17th August 2018


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