Direct tapping with no tool breakage

Yamawa introduces the new family of ACHSP taps that enables significant reduction of production time in the manufacturing of aluminium workpieces that require threading of cored holes.

The rise of the robots

DMG Mori has introduced a mobile robotic cell to automate its CNC turning centres. Called Robo2Go, it loads raw billets from a tray and unloads machined components automatically. The unit can be relocated easily by pallet truck to serve up to four different lathes sequentially on a shopfloor.

Diamond-tipped tools forever

Diamond-tipped Supermini and Mini tools with internal cooling directly to the cutting edge are the latest additions to the products Horn offers for boring, profiling and grooving.

Turning on the edge

Five insert edge preparations for different hard metal turning applications when using Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal’s BNC2010 and BNC2020 cubic boron nitride (CBN) inserts, are said to enable specific process situations and problems to be overcome giving higher stability and greater operational consistency.

ANCA’s LinX cylindrical linear motor’s flying finish!

As well as being pleasing to the eye, highly-polished flutes and gash surfaces improve chip evacuation and significantly improve tool performance and life. The smoother surface enables swarf (or chips) to exit more freely, preventing chip packing and material build up during machining.

CGTech announces UK launch of Vericut Force

Developer of Vericut CNC simulation, verification and optimisation software, CGTech is set to officially launch its latest ‘physics-based’ toolpath optimisation module, Vericut Force, in the UK with a series of nationwide seminars.

Made for hard metal machining

Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal has released AC6000M, a new series of turning insert grades and three chipbreaker styles to cover roughing, semi-finishing and the finish machining of ferritic high chrome, Martensitic, austenitic, two-phase austenitic/ferritic materials as well as precipitation hardening stainless steels.