This Rush Machinery video offers an overview of the company’s CH-CM0406 Cut-Prepoint-Chamfer Machine, which converts full length blank carbide rods into tool blanks that are ready for fluting and finishing grinding. It cuts rod blanks from 1/8" to 1-1/64" diameter to length, and can prepoint or chamfer one or both ends.
The machine also can be used for cutting only, prepointing only, or chamfering only. Rods up to 23.5” long are automatically loaded from the magazine. Up to 2 different lengths can be cut from the same rod. The cut lengths can be up to 13 inches. Angles are generated by specific wheel angles or through interpolation.
Rush Machinery will showcase the CH-CM0406 Cut-Prepoint-Chamfer Machine at the 2022 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), being held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 12 to 17. Rush Machinery can be found at Booth 237233.
Related Glossary Terms
Machining a bevel on a workpiece or tool; improves a tool’s entrance into the cut.
Cutting straight or spiral grooves in drills, endmills, reamers and taps to improve cutting action and remove chips.
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.
Process of generating a sufficient number of positioning commands for the servomotors driving the machine tool so the path of the tool closely approximates the ideal path. See CNC, computer numerical control; NC, numerical control.