Swapping three gundrills for two CHETO multifunction machining centers, Paragon D&E reduced setups, operating time, increased profitability and shop safety.
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Big Kaiser’s Nirox high-performance drill from Sphinx boasts a TiAlSiN-based coating for enhanced chip and coolant evacuation in difficult-to-machine and adhesive materials.
In addition to the current lineup ranging up to 25xD, Tungaloy’s DeepTri-Drill now offers 35xD, 40xD and 45xD drill depths on standard CNC machines.
DC160 Xtreme Evo drills and CBN insert grades for ISO K and H materials from Walter USA increase process reliability and material capability.
Paul Horn USA and Mexico add several cutting tools to its offerings including the System Mini tool system, the DDHM/DSFF tools and a range expansion for its slot milling tools.
The enhanced design of Tungaloy’s DMH drill head addresses issues that inflicts severe impact and damage on drill corners and result in short, unstable tool life.
Tungaloy’s exchangeable head drill series adds SMF-style flat head drill tips for more efficient holemaking ranging from 20.0 mm to 40.0 mm in diameter.
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The Walter DC160 Advance delivers high productivity drilling in a wide variety of materials.
Ceratizit USA says its WTX High-Feed Drill is the first of its kind on the market, offering customers four effective cutting edges for increased precision, productivity and service life.
Tungaloy’s FH3135 grade guide pads retain high thermal crack resistance when used with water soluble oils, offering an eco-friendly alternative to machining.
Dormer Pramet offers a comprehensive range of MRO drills, surface treatments and more for increased reliability and cost-effective results.
UNISIG’s next generation of UNE series gundrilling machines delivers operational flexibility, improved performance and effortless operation.
Innovative Indexable Deep-Drilling Tools Greatly Increase Mold Builder’s Gun-Drilling Productivity that had Previously Limited Faster Mold Production
New drill tools for deep-hole drilling increased feeds, speeds, reduced tool-change downtime, helped company avoid purchasing a backup gun drill.
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Through testing, brass proved to machine at high speeds on advanced machine tools with little evidence of tool wear, producing quality surface finishes and chip control.
Midwest Mold Services dramatically reduced costs and lead times with investment in new multitasking CNC machine.
Machine tool and EDM suppliers are advancing their offerings to include automation, better controls, machine monitoring and new five-axis capabilities.
Purchasing one, then two more, multitasking machining centers has transformed the way Concours Mold Inc. builds molds.
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UNISIG says its deep-hole drilling and milling machines reduce setup time, increase accuracy and eliminate mold design restrictions.
Do I have your attention with this shot? It’s the inside of a gun barrel. What does that have to do with moldmaking? More than you think when it comes to deep hole drilling your waterlines, cross hole drilling, and deep pockets at compound angles, and on one machine instead of three—boring, five-axis machining and deep hole drilling in one accurate yet approachable machine.
Of course when it comes to deep hole drilling, the tooling, the fixturing and the automation are all essential, but the part that caught my attention during a recent UNISIG event was the focus on mold-specific industry solutions, especially its USC-M series machines that allow multiple operations to be performed on all workpiece sides with one setup.
With Amerimold in our rear-view mirror for the time being, there are still several new products that have been released, or will be soon, to bring to MMT readers’ attention.
Manufacturing trends are constantly changing, and in this thriving global marketplace, it's very important that you keep up with the latest processes, techniques and applications to ensure your company can be an active part of the industry. Take a look at more of the technology to be on display next week at Amerimold.