XPS-16+ CNC Drilling Sharpener

March 28, 2016

Darex LLC has recently unveiled the XPS-16+ CNC drill sharpener. This unit can sharpen 2-flute HSS, cobalt, carbide and TiN-coated bits from 3mm to 16mm in diameter.

Additionally, the 4-axis unit sharpens everything from common split point geometries to complex 4-facet point drills through an easy-to-use interface. With the ability to store up to 100 drill files, the XPS-16+ is targeted for precision-concise toolrooms.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • high-speed steels ( HSS)

    high-speed steels ( HSS)

    Available in two major types: tungsten high-speed steels (designated by letter T having tungsten as the principal alloying element) and molybdenum high-speed steels (designated by letter M having molybdenum as the principal alloying element). The type T high-speed steels containing cobalt have higher wear resistance and greater red (hot) hardness, withstanding cutting temperature up to 1,100º F (590º C). The type T steels are used to fabricate metalcutting tools (milling cutters, drills, reamers and taps), woodworking tools, various types of punches and dies, ball and roller bearings. The type M steels are used for cutting tools and various types of dies.