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Witte: Modular Clamping Chucks

Witte: Modular Clamping Chucks

Witte’s new modular vacuum clamping chucks, available in dimensions of 200 x 300 mm, 300 x 400 mm and 400 x 600 mm, allows an expansion of the clamping surface in two directions. When using larger single or several individual plates, corresponding formats up to the multiple of the initial chuck are possible.

Clamping elements for securing to machine table, wire spiral hoses for connection to a vacuum unit, an operating tool for the assembly of blind plugs and plate adapters as well as a standard version rubber adapter mat are also included. By using a suitable machining strategy, parts with a surface of only a few square centimetres can be manufactured.

Open Mind: HyperMill Virtual Machining

Open Mind: hyperMill Virtual Machining

Open Mind’s hyperMill virtual machining software generates a bi-directional communication link between the machine control and the software for process control and optimisation. This allows for virtual mapping of the actual processes so that machining operations can be evaluated, checked and optimised before running the job.

The core software, called the hyperMill Machining Centre, virtually maps actual machining operations, including transition movements. This enables users to generate NC code-based simulations of virtual machine movements that match the machine movements in real life. Other modules have added functions, such as the Machining Optimiser that uses algorithms to determine tool position for effective traverse movements during machining.

Mitsubishi Materials: MPS1 Drill 10 & 40xD Flute Length

Mitsubishi Materials: MPS1 Drill 10 & 40xD Flute Length

Mitsubishi Material’s MPS1 drill series has been expanded with the addition of a long type, from 10 up to 40xD lengths with optimised curved cutting edges for improved penetration at the depths. The cutting edges and Z-thinning point geometry requires lower thrust. The coolant holes are optimised for minimum quantity lubricant.

The drills are coated with a new PVD accumulated Al-Ti-Cr-N coating, while the polished zero-μ surface provides resistance to welding and a low coefficient of friction.

Mastercam: CAD/CAM Software

Mastercam: CAD/CAM Software

Mastercam’s latest version of its CAD/CAM software features dynamic motion toolpaths that maximises safe engagement and can reduce cycle times by 25 to 75 percent. The dynamic motion feature enables material removal analysis and results in shorter cycle times, and longer tool and machine life.

The software’s accelerated finishing technology, called Finish, enables reduced finishing cycle times and improved surface finishing. The updated version also features milling advances that allows improved stock awareness, smoother hybrid toolpaths, and deeper control over tool motion aspects.

Kurt: DoveLock Jaws

Kurt: DoveLock Jaws

The DoveLock Quick Change Jaw System from Kurt is reversible, and allows milling into the changeable jaw plates using the full volume of jaw material. It also gives allows for the machining of multiple steps on the same pair of jaw plates. By rotating the jaw plates and machining different steps on both sides, fewer jaw plates are required for those jobs requiring different steps.

It is available as a two component system consisting of two master jaws with four, low head socket cap screws and a hex T wrench, and a machinable jaw set consisting of two machinable aluminum jaw plates.

Kasto: KastoMicut A 2.6

Kasto: KastoMicut A 2.6

The automatic swing-frame KastoMicut A 2.6 band saw is designed for cutting tubes, sections and solid materials to length and for mitre cutting. Its cutting range extends to 260 mm for round stock and 310 x 260 mm for flat stock. Mitre cuts are possible on both sides from -45 to +60 degrees. The mitre angle is continuously adjustable, as is the cutting speed, which can be set from 20 to 110 m per minute.

An integral probe automatically detects the end of the material, thus removing the need for manual pre-setting. The material feed also works automatically via a feed pincer with self-aligning bearings, servo motor and ball-screw spindle.

 

Hyprostatik: Hydrostatic Centre Spindles

Hyprostatik: Hydrostatic Centre Spindles

The hydrostatic centre spindles from Hyprostatik take radial and axial forces as well as tilt torque, also usable as work head, allowing parts to be worked from both sides or as hollow tailstock for grinding shafts outside and inside. The central bearings have radial/axial runout less than 0.1 to 0.3 µm.

The spindles are available in different sizes with rotary joint for clamping or unclamping by air or oil pressure. Possible clamping methods include clamping using pneumatic double side clamping cylinder, two rotating compressed air feeds integrated in bearings, or clamping with spring, unclamping at work piece change using compressed air.

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