Machining

Industry News for Machining

Manufacturers can achieve 90% machine use reduction with power skiving.
At every stage of manufacturing, there is an opportunity for automation. Unfortunately, many manufactures often let perceived barriers keep them from implementing complete machine or process automation. With this mindset, they end up limiting their productivity by automating only one or two aspects of the process or not automating at all.
At the U.S. transmission plant of a global automotive manufacturing group, component inspection times have been reduced by half or more by upgrading the company’s coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to incorporate 5-axis scanning technology in addition to touch probing.
Counterfeiting is a challenging problem for bearing manufacturers. Laser marking is one way to overcome this problem.
Expert spindle rebuilders that pay attention to the details and communicate throughout the process offer fast, reliable rebuilds that last.
Tools today are far superior to those used in previous firearm production methods, which provides the opportunity to combine operations into a single cutting tool, eliminating the need for additional tooling in the machine shop.
Machining titanium cost-effectively requires special attention to the distinctive features of this material – particularly for choosing the right tools.
ANCA honors its history by producing technology for the need of manufacturers today and in the future.
To ensure the surfaces on the gears are optimized, it is essential to use metrology tools to analyze, understand, and characterize.
Improved productivity, increased production capacity, better quality and lower costs were the demands of a leading garden tool manufacturer when they invested in a mass finishing system for deburring and polishing of garden shear knives. Rösler met this challenge.
While a user may encounter several challenges when machining threads, asking five questions can aid in building the foundation for a successful application.
While a user may encounter several challenges when machining threads, asking five questions can aid in building the foundation for a successful application.
Medical mold manufacturers' product specifications require exact tolerances, absolute precision, and sophisticated tool paths. Multi-axis CNC machine technology is helping these companies reach these lofty specification goals.
Advanced tool holders with precision coolant improve cost-efficiency in steel turning.
Keeping up with technology advances means keeping CNC equipment up-to-date, which allows injection molding companies to accept jobs that they might ordinarily have to decline.
Keeping up with technology advances means keeping CNC equipment up-to-date, which allows injection molding companies to accept jobs that they might ordinarily have to decline.
Branding for Gorilla Mill, a manufacturer of carbide drills, endmills and cutting tools, is simian-themed, aggressive and fun, and it comes with the tagline “Weapons of Mass Production.” The company has grown in employees, distributors and a diverse spread of customers. ANCA's CNC machines have played a large role in Gorilla Mill's progress.
Branding for Gorilla Mill, a manufacturer of carbide drills, endmills and cutting tools, is simian-themed, aggressive and fun, and it comes with the tagline “Weapons of Mass Production.” The company has grown in employees, distributors and a diverse spread of customers. ANCA's CNC machines have played a large role in Gorilla Mill's progress.
Fast, flexible custom tooling, easy access to tool data through cloud technology and automation are some of the technologies driving tool production processes, according to a recent discussion between two industry executives.
Fast, flexible custom tooling, easy access to tool data through cloud technology and automation are some of the technologies driving tool production processes, according to a recent discussion between two industry executives.
10 ways to improve productivity by integrating IOT into ERP.
Changing a three-axis machining process from a vertical machining center (VMC) to a horizontal machining center (HMC) offers many benefits.
Changing a three-axis machining process from a vertical machining center (VMC) to a horizontal machining center (HMC) offers many benefits.
Laser printed data matrix codes can track ten billion tools that in turn can generate huge amount of insight into how our products are used.
Choosing the right tools, and determining the right tool calculations, is vital to overcome diversification challenges and developing new revenue streams.
Micrometal's photochemical etching process enables ultraprecise contours to take shape and produces metal parts with unique features and a greater level of complexity.
For the Austria-based Wittmann Battenfeld company, it's all about plastic. The company utilizes a modern, diverse and modular range of machines for processing plastics and other plasticisable materials, including the M30 Millturn from WFL Millturn Technologies.
For the Austria-based Wittmann Battenfeld company, it's all about plastic. The company utilizes a modern, diverse and modular range of machines for processing plastics and other plasticisable materials, including the M30 Millturn from WFL Millturn Technologies.
Global trends toward reducing carbon footprint and operational costs as well as the push for high-precision processing tools have led to increasing demand for compact laser systems that can be implemented in processing plants and production lines.
Auto parts manufacturer SB Dezigns in North East, Maryland, has implemented a new end mill and chuck solution that helped them save 62% in costs on a recent application.
Many TNC functions of Heidenhain controls offer possible solutions to the conflicting demands of a production process that is simultaneously precise and efficient. Here is a look at some of those functions.
The Weifuautocam Precision Machinery Corporation from Wuxi, China is using a Grindstar profile and cut-off machine from Junker for the production of adjusting screws for high-pressure hydraulic pumps. Weifuautocam, a part of the Weifu Group, began collaborating with Junker in 2000.
The Weifuautocam Precision Machinery Corporation from Wuxi, China is using a Grindstar profile and cut-off machine from Junker for the production of adjusting screws for high-pressure hydraulic pumps. Weifuautocam, a part of the Weifu Group, began collaborating with Junker in 2000.
Seco Tools plans to make a strong contribution to the circular economy with an ambitious recycling goal while at the same time continuing to make reliable tooling.
After surviving a tornado, TDC Engineering rebuilds with a new equipment supplier, Kent USA.

The ultimate accuracy and reliability of a machine tool depends in no small degree on the alignment checking during its assembly. Seeking an alternative to traditional error measurement techniques, Hurco Manufacturing Ltd. (Hurco) chose Renishaw’s XK10 alignment laser system to increase both precision and throughput of its machine tools..

The Schaller Group, a Michigan-based metal forming company, invested in CNC technology to drive growth in the family-owned company and support the company principle's passion for hydroplane racing.
Boulevard Machine & Gear, a gear-cutting shop founded in 1954 to serve the paper industry in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, began a period of modernization and investment with the 2006 acquisition of the company by Susan Kasa. Kasa’s focus was to grow the company and become more efficient. One issue of concern dealt with completing certain machining jobs with conventional side-lock and collet holders. To solve this problem, the company invested in a Haimer Power Clamp Special Edition shrink fit machine, Haimer Standard Shrink chucks, Haimer Power Shrink chucks and extensions.
Aluminum, with its many advantageous properties, is used in a wide spectrum of industries to manufacture a vast, and growing, range of products. As the use of aluminum is so varied, so are its' traceability requirements.
Unlike machining other materials, machining stainless steel requires review of myriad aspects prior to beginning work in the machine shop. While machining stainless has unique challenges, its benefits outweigh those challenges.
Deburring and finishing are still predominantly manual processes for many manufacturers and job shops. However, the results can be inefficient and inconsistent. Automating these processes can solve these problems.
Deburring and finishing are still predominantly manual processes for many manufacturers and job shops. However, the results can be inefficient and inconsistent. Automating these processes can solve these problems.
Machining medical components cost-effectively and reliably requires high-precision tools that have been tested in practice to meet specifications that often reaches the micron level. Tool manufacturer, Inovatools, offers the Inomed range of tools for this application.

Machining medical components cost-effectively and reliably requires high-precision tools that have been tested in practice to meet specifications that often reaches the micron level. Tool manufacturer, Inovatools, offers the Inomed range of tools for this application.

Machining medical components cost-effectively and reliably requires high-precision tools that have been tested in practice to meet specifications that often reaches the micron level. Tool manufacturer, Inovatools, offers the Inomed range of tools for this application.

Wisconsin-based Integrity Saw & Tool Inc. purchased a Vollmer CHX 840 circular saw blade sharpening machine with the Vollmer HS automated loading station to increase capacity to meet the demand from a new pallet manufacturing customer.
Fewer than 30% of manufacturers have extensively adopted Industry 4.0 technologies, according to findings published in a new report, but manufacturers’ reluctance to go digital might have to change if they are to adapt to an unpredictable future. Sandvik Coromant's testing finds that an increase in machine utilization can result in a higher gross profit margin.
Fewer than 30% of manufacturers have extensively adopted Industry 4.0 technologies, according to findings published in a new report, but manufacturers’ reluctance to go digital might have to change if they are to adapt to an unpredictable future. Sandvik Coromant's testing finds that an increase in machine utilization can result in a higher gross profit margin.
Five trends have helped triple the number of annual installations of industrial robots within ten years (2010-2019) reaching 381 thousand units in factories around the world.
Utilizing intelligent and adaptive control and monitor technology, ANCA CNC Machines has developed a new electro discharge grinding (EDG) machine that monitors and controls sparks and the erosion gap to decrease cycle times for PCD tools by 50%.
Holemaking is a common procedure in any machine shop, but selecting the best type of cutting tool for each job is not always clear. Should a machine shop use solid or insert drills? Here are 5 ways to make that decision
In the past decade, a California-based machine shop has relied on a flexible, honing tool for a range of automated CNC machining applications such as cross hole deburring, cylindrical honing, surface finishing, edge-blending and cleaning.
Using a Vicivision optical measuring machine to verify quality during grinding and other operations, Italy-based Bavieri Alfeo Precision Mechanics can obtain accurate results in seconds .
Voestalpine Rotec GmbH, a global leader in the manufacture of precision steel pipes and tubes, integrated an automated Rösler drag finishing system, the R 4/700 SF, that doubled the usable life of stamping tools.
After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grinding Doc video series on Cutting Tool Engineering's website resumes with a special two-hour episode about Cylindrical Master 2020, an Excel program developed by Dr. Jeffrey Badger, aka the Grinding Doc. The 105th episode of the Grinding Doc video series provides a detailed description of the Cylindrical Master program that Badger developed during the pandemic.
Starrag is a manufacturer high-precision machine tools for milling, turning, boring and grinding workpieces for a variety of industries. Its rigid and robust equipment can also be used for making farming equipment.
Starrag is a manufacturer high-precision machine tools for milling, turning, boring and grinding workpieces for a variety of industries. Its rigid and robust equipment can also be used for making farming equipment.
ASCO Power Technologies, which manufactures automatic transfer switches, switchgear and other power management products, solved manufacturing issues by integrating Jetcam Expert nesting software throughout its facility.
ASCO Power Technologies, which manufactures automatic transfer switches, switchgear and other power management products, solved manufacturing issues by integrating Jetcam Expert nesting software throughout its facility.
Fast turnaround times and increasingly complex components are standard requirements in the mold industry.. To meet these growing customer demands with the greatest possible efficiency, high-performance 5-axis machining centers are a must for manufacturers.
Fast turnaround times and increasingly complex components are standard requirements in the mold industry.. To meet these growing customer demands with the greatest possible efficiency, high-performance 5-axis machining centers are a must for manufacturers.
Investing in CNC Swiss technology allows a shop to perform threading operations. Every Swiss machinist should be aware of the latest advancements in this field.

Investing in CNC Swiss technology allows a shop to perform threading operations. Every Swiss machinist should be aware of the latest advancements in this field.

Lasers are used in a myriad number of applications to cut, drill, weld, mark, or structure parts in a wide variety of applications in many industrial sectors to optimize manufacturing processes and satisfy the need for ever increasing quality of components.
Inovatools USA LLC in Hartland, Michigan, offers a broad product range of high-performance solid carbide mills that meet the exacting requirements in mold, fixture and die manufacturing.
Many machine shops are losing tens of thousands of dollars in company profits each year by not implementing quick-change tooling on mills and lathes. Implementing this technology can easily reduce downtime an hour a day.
A new paper by Forest City Gear engineer Andrew F. Vincent, Ph.D., has been released entitled, A Note on the Design of the Gap Between Helices on a Double-helical Gear. The paper focuses on how the design and how it “imposes a necessary lower bound on the gap between the helices it is meant to produce.”
Wear pads between the saddle and the machining bed on lathes and CNC machines are being replaced with a wear-resistant polymer known as Vesconite Hilube
More than a third of manufacturers say the Covid-19 pandemic is a catalyst for increasing automation, and additional drivers for adding and expanding automation include the need for increased productivity and a shortage of skilled workers, according to a new survey from MC Machinery of Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
With new advances in abrasive technology, machining center operators are able to complete surface finishing simultaneously with other machining operations, to speed cycle times, improve quality and save on off-line finishing time and costs. The abrasive finishing tools can be easily integrated into CNC machines carousels or tool holding systems.
Don Schumacher Motorsports (DSM) is one of the country’s most successful motorsports companies, both on and off the track. Tooling from Sandvik Coromant helped the company achieve some impressive goals.
Railway machine tool builder needed a robust 5-axis machine to ensure uptime, accuracy, and precision in cutter tool manufacturing
Railway machine tool builder needed a robust 5-axis machine to ensure uptime, accuracy, and precision in cutter tool manufacturing
Since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers have dealt with supply chain issues. In this Q&A, two industry leaders discuss the pandemic, the supply-chain and bringing manufacturing back to U.S. shores.
At Emuge-Franken, manufacturers of threading, gaging, clamping and milling technology, sensors and dynamometers from Kistler are used to aid in the development of new precision tools.
Grinding jobs requires strict tolerances. On grinding machines, the tolerances for the dimensions, form and position of finishing processes run tight, and in many cases, shops check these specifications against hard data. Studer machines can use cameras and laser systems to in-process measurements.
Grinding jobs requires strict tolerances. On grinding machines, the tolerances for the dimensions, form and position of finishing processes run tight, and in many cases, shops check these specifications against hard data. Studer machines can use cameras and laser systems to in-process measurements.
The tool and mold industry is designing and specifying ever more complex geometries and freeform surfaces and the industry is placing ever greater demands on clamping technology to accomplished these needs. Zero-point clamping technology from Andreas Maier Fellbach (AMF).helps them meet these challenges.
The ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Co. in Danville, Illinois, operates up to 21 shifts per week to produce forged crankshafts for the North American heavy-duty automotive, truck, and engine markets. Meeting production needs requires precise technology, including a Zema Numerika GH1500 grinding machine from Junker.
The fourth Industrial Revolution promises new efficiencies and productivity gains for manufacturers. Machine tool suppliers are integrating Industry 4.0 capabilities and software companies that are providing powerful new tools such as those that utilize artificial intelligence. CAM software from ESPIRIT from DP Technology offers features to drive production improvement.
The fourth Industrial Revolution promises new efficiencies and productivity gains for manufacturers. Machine tool suppliers are integrating Industry 4.0 capabilities and software companies that are providing powerful new tools such as those that utilize artificial intelligence. CAM software from ESPIRIT from DP Technology offers features to drive production improvement.
Whether operators use neat oils or water-miscible coolants in wet cutting machine tools or tool grinding machines, the coolants are subject to heavy contamination. VOMAT technology offers a variety of clean coolant technology to solve this problem and produce better cuts.
Whether operators use neat oils or water-miscible coolants in wet cutting machine tools or tool grinding machines, the coolants are subject to heavy contamination. VOMAT technology offers a variety of clean coolant technology to solve this problem and produce better cuts.
Omni Aerospace needed to produce large, flight-ready parts within strict design tolerances and surface finishes in a time-sensitive manner. Starrag's Ecospeed F1540 machining centers fit the bill.
Omni Aerospace needed to produce large, flight-ready parts within strict design tolerances and surface finishes in a time-sensitive manner. Starrag's Ecospeed F1540 machining centers fit the bill.
When considering upgrading a cylindrical grinding process from a conventional vitrified aluminum oxide or ceramic wheel to Vitrified cBN (VitcBN), there are 5 main reasons that can help justify the use of cBN over conventional abrasive grains. 
Sam Roberts has more than two decades of experience in programming and manual and CNC skills, but still remembers the day in 1999 when he was introduced to Mastercam CAD/CAM software (CNC Software Inc., Tolland, Connecticut).  As a machinist proficient in G-code, Roberts was impressed with the software.
Sam Roberts has more than two decades of experience in programming and manual and CNC skills, but still remembers the day in 1999 when he was introduced to Mastercam CAD/CAM software (CNC Software Inc., Tolland, Connecticut).  As a machinist proficient in G-code, Roberts was impressed with the software.
In 1928, a precision optics machine arrived on U.S. shores on a ship from Europe. The SIP MP4 machine, serial number 88, was bound for its new home at the General Electric plant in Lynn, Massachusetts, a town located 14 miles northeast of Boston. Today, it is home at the U.S. offices of Starrag in Hebron, Kentucky.
In 1928, a precision optics machine arrived on U.S. shores on a ship from Europe. The SIP MP4 machine, serial number 88, was bound for its new home at the General Electric plant in Lynn, Massachusetts, a town located 14 miles northeast of Boston. Today, it is home at the U.S. offices of Starrag in Hebron, Kentucky.
Fastems Group will host an online Open House & Conference entitled "Productivity Beyond Machine Tending" that will showcase the latest developments in automation and surrounding technologies.
The F-35 Lightning is one of the most complex and lethal combat fighter jets in the world, and this machine is constructed with thousands of precision components. Starrag machinery are used to produce some of the most complex components on these precision jets.
Contract programming houses are an excellent resource for shops with overloaded programming departments, a troublesome project, or are venturing into five-axis territory for the first time. Ron Branch, vice-president of 5th Axis CG Inc. shared valuable insights about machining optimization with Gene Granata, Vericut product manager at CGTech.
When it comes to designing, CAD software has its place, but purchasing and maintaining multiple CAD licenses can be expensive. Kisters offers a solution for supplying CAD to multiple users.
When it comes to designing, CAD software has its place, but purchasing and maintaining multiple CAD licenses can be expensive. Kisters offers a solution for supplying CAD to multiple users.
The Bell Helicopter Drive Systems Center (DSC) in Arlington, Texas, can never be confused with anything “little.” It’s a huge facility, filled with the latest milling, drilling, and boring technologies. In fact, some newly installed equipment is making some of the company's biggest components in its history. 
The Bell Helicopter Drive Systems Center (DSC) in Arlington, Texas, can never be confused with anything “little.” It’s a huge facility, filled with the latest milling, drilling, and boring technologies. In fact, some newly installed equipment is making some of the company's biggest components in its history. 
The Bell Helicopter Drive Systems Center (DSC) in Arlington, Texas, can never be confused with anything “little.” It’s a huge facility, filled with the latest milling, drilling, and boring technologies. In fact, some newly installed equipment is making some of the company's biggest components in its history. 
The Bell Helicopter Drive Systems Center (DSC) in Arlington, Texas, can never be confused with anything “little.” It’s a huge facility, filled with the latest milling, drilling, and boring technologies. In fact, some newly installed equipment is making some of the company's biggest components in its history. 
Industrial automation is changing the way cutting tool manufacturers operate. Machines can take on the heavy lifting at each stage of production letting workers get on with less repetitive tasks. And while automation may sound costly and complex to implement, it’s not reserved just for big business.

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Videos on Machining

Marzel Neckien, president of W Machine Works, San Fernando, California, invested in smart machine monitoring from FactoryWiz that enabled the shop to collect raw machine data and better understand what was happening on their shop floor.
Rollomatic USA and Strausak featured two new tool grinding machines during its three-day open house held Nov. 9-11 at Rollomatic's Mundelein, Illinois, facility.
Rollomatic USA and Strausak featured two new tool grinding machines during its three-day open house held Nov. 9-11 at Rollomatic's Mundelein, Illinois, facility.
Rollomatic USA and Strausak featured two new tool grinding machines during its three-day open house held Nov. 9-11 at Rollomatic's Mundelein, Illinois, facility.
In addition to showing off the company's new AutoMarkX automated laser etching machine, ANCA CNC Machines President Russell Riddiford highlights new features of its FX7 Linear machine for medium to light manufacturing. 
In addition to showing off the company's new AutoMarkX automated laser etching machine, ANCA CNC Machines President Russell Riddiford highlights new features of its FX7 Linear machine for medium to light manufacturing. 
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Inc. Applications Engineer James Sabatino visits with Cutting Tool Engineering Publisher Dennis Spaeth, who visited the company's booth during EASTEC 2021 to learn more about the Miyano BNE-MYY fixed headstock type CNC automatic lathe.
Gorilla Mill President and Owner Kevin Cranker offers Cutting Tool Engineering a quick tour of the company's booth at EASTEC 2021, highlighting two new Gorilla Mill lines: the Arsenal' lines during Cutting Tool Engineering's EASTEC 2021 booth visit. Cranker begins the tour by featuring the company's new Arsenal line of Picatinny cutters along with a new line of Lemur chamfering mills.
For Cutting Tool Engineering's EASTEC 2021 booth visit with Mikron Tool, Regional Sales Manager Clive Komlenic talks about the company's new CrazyMill Cool Plunge & Slot square and corner radius mill as well as its new line of small diameter micro mills (0.2 to 0.9 mm three-flute and 0.4 to 0.9 mm four-flute).
For Cutting Tool Engineering's EASTEC 2021 booth visit with Mikron Tool, Regional Sales Manager Clive Komlenic talks about the company's new CrazyMill Cool Plunge & Slot square and corner radius mill as well as its new line of small diameter micro mills (0.2 to 0.9 mm three-flute and 0.4 to 0.9 mm four-flute).
Cutting Tool Engineering's video booth visit with BIG DAISHOWA Inc. at EASTEC 2021 covers an array of the company's latest products.
Cutting Tool Engineering's video booth visit with BIG DAISHOWA Inc. at EASTEC 2021 covers an array of the company's latest products.
AutoMarkX is an automatic stand-alone laser marking station replacing manual and labour-intensive processes. It is AIMS compatible which means it could work in a fully automatic mode without human intervention, if required.
This short video showcases the new TURNPWR control as a workshop-oriented turning control that enables the user to program conventional machining operations right at the machine in an easy-to-use conversational programming language. It is designed for turning machine tools with up to two axes.
The DeBurr-Z is said to eliminate the need for tedious hand work by deburring parts quickly and consistently on a CNC machine.
Beckett Packaging manufactures and stocks a full range of Round Telescopic Plastic Tubes. Durable, reusable and resistant to moisture, this packaging will allow for storage of various tool lengths.
The CERATIZIT WTX-HFDS solid carbide drill with Dragonskin coating achieves new levels of quality, hole tolerance, and positioning accuracy, with low burr formation while entering and exiting the hole. The core stability of the drill is retained with optimum cooling via four internal spiral coolant holes making the drilling process safe and effective.
Sandvik Coromant offers a deep hole drilling strategy using its CoroDrill 861-GP and 861-GM drills in this brief video supplement to "A Happy Medium," a feature article in the October 2021 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering that delves into effectively drilling austempered ductile iron.
YG-1 USA's new FM10 PNMU face milling platform, which is featured in this brief video demonstration, combines multi-corner face milling performance with high-feed capabilities.
Designed for extreme drilling in steels, Guhring’s RT100 XF drill family delivers. The carbide grade developed for the RT100 XF balances hardness and toughness.
Tri-V Tool and Manufacturing Co. doesn't turn down work or shy away from challenging parts. To meet customer demands, they’ve added more-sophisticated and advanced horizontal machining centers, an automated pallet system and multi-tasking part processing from Mazak.
The ORBITOOL® deburring tool is designed for in-process deburring of crossholes. The flexible shank and protective ring enable a unique cutting action that automatically protects all critical surfaces, while selectively removing material only at the burred intersection edge.
Tungaloy’s TungFeed-Blade is an extremely rigid modular blade series for grooving and parting applications. TungFeed-Blade consists of a triangular CHGP style modular blade with three insert pockets which holds a CHTBR/L robust style tool block. Intended for high feed grooving and parting, the TungFeed-Blade system extends insert life, improves surface finish, and part straightness, while significantly reducing cycle time.
Star Cutter’s NXT 5-axis Tool Grinder is a versatile 5-axis CNC machine, features a small footprint and a large grind zone. The machine can run small and large diameter wheels and is designed in a modular fashion that offers quick adaptation to application requirements.
Tungaloy’s TungFeed-Blade is an extremely rigid modular blade series for grooving and parting applications. TungFeed-Blade consists of a triangular CHGP style modular blade with three insert pockets which holds a CHTBR/L robust style tool block. Intended for high feed grooving and parting, the TungFeed-Blade system extends insert life, improves surface finish, and part straightness, while significantly reducing cycle time.
Watch 2D Adaptive clearing paired with SwiftCARB's coolant through AV series Rampmill rip through aircraft grade aluminum @ 375 IPM on a Haas VF2-SS.  ALL of our tools are proudly made in the USA.
Two technologies, one machine: The new VOLLMER VHybrid 360 combines the strengths of an innovative grinding machine and a proven powerful erosion machine. Allowing you to switch between the two functions in no time! Efficient processing and powerful machining of carbide tools with diameters of up to 50 mm. 
Two technologies, one machine: The new VOLLMER VHybrid 360 combines the strengths of an innovative grinding machine and a proven powerful erosion machine. Allowing you to switch between the two functions in no time! Efficient processing and powerful machining of carbide tools with diameters of up to 50 mm. 
CNC Software Inc., Helical Solutions LLC and Makino Inc. — a software developer, cutting tool maker and machine builder, respectively — share the results of their joint R&D project that began with an email introducing a new high-efficiency six-flute endmill with a chipbreaker. This report is a video supplement to the Get With The Program column in the August 2021 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.
CNC Software Inc., Helical Solutions LLC and Makino Inc. — a software developer, cutting tool maker and machine builder, respectively — share the results of their joint R&D project that began with an email introducing a new high-efficiency six-flute endmill with a chipbreaker. This report is a video supplement to the Get With The Program column in the August 2021 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine.
Cutting Tool Engineering recently organized and hosted a Question & Answer style webinar with industry experts from Walter AG and RobbJack Corp. exploring the difficulties associated with machining aluminum. Terry Iverson, President and CEO of Iverson & Company, a sales, service and precision machine tool rebuilding company, moderated the event. Our panelists included Jim Dale, Component Manager Aerospace, Walter AG, and Mike MacArthur, Vice President of Engineering, RobbJack Corp.
Tungaloy’s TungCut series of grooving and parting tools now offers TungFeed-Blade, an extremely rigid modular blade series for grooving and parting applications.
The new DB133 drills, with their 140° point geometry, are available in diameter range from 1/32-5/64 in. and 0.5 to 2.95 mm. Length to diameter ratios (L/D) of 5, 8 and 12 x Dc are standard.
The new DB133 drills, with their 140° point geometry, are available in diameter range from 1/32-5/64 in. and 0.5 to 2.95 mm. Length to diameter ratios (L/D) of 5, 8 and 12 x Dc are standard.
The Flex drills are available in steps of one hundredth millimeter for drilling depths of 50 x D, as well as the "shorter" lengths of 20 x D and 30 x D.
The Flex drills are available in steps of one hundredth millimeter for drilling depths of 50 x D, as well as the "shorter" lengths of 20 x D and 30 x D.
Video highlights the IMCO Streakers M2 Series, which includes the M223 second generation Streaker end mill for machining aluminum alloys and the M233 roughers that plow through aluminum alloys while using 20% less power. 
First Three-Laser-Diode Engraving Laser Head — The newest addition to our family of industrial cutting and engraving laser heads is arguably the most versatile engraving laser on the CNC market. Boasting a real 15 W of optical power as well as a novel design, this is the first compact CNC laser head that not only marks metal, but deep-engraves it.
First Three-Laser-Diode Engraving Laser Head — The newest addition to our family of industrial cutting and engraving laser heads is arguably the most versatile engraving laser on the CNC market. Boasting a real 15 W of optical power as well as a novel design, this is the first compact CNC laser head that not only marks metal, but deep-engraves it.
Join Zoller's tool inspection solutions experts, Werner Lueken & Matt Brothers, for a special edition of the ZOLLER75LIVE event series on May 19/20 as we unveil the latest ZOLLER Innovation in tool inspection — the »genius« — during a live broadcast from our North American Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
At The Grinding Doc, we put together this short video with some of our more popular electron-microscope photos. Take a look. It might just change how you see grinding. 
Jeffrey Badger, Ph.D., discusses the grinding principles at work that cause chatter in the 106th episode of The Grinding Doc video series.
Renishaw supports all of its probing hardware with easy to use software that compliments the full potential of machine tool probing applications.
This three-minute video from Walther Trowal explains and demonstrates the company's vibratory mass finishing technology.
A Dormer-branded tool designed for stainless steel is the Force M drill, which has a micrograin carbide substrate and a multilayer TiAlN coating. The drill has an S-shape, modified four-facet, split-point geometry to reduce cutting pressure with honed corners and cutting edges so they do not chip when starting a hole.
Schwanog’s PWP broaching system reportedly can produce internal and external shapes, such as serrations, splines, hexagons and keyways, on CNC lathes with a c-axis. The system includes an insert ground to create the desired shape, a retaining screw and a steel toolholder.
Schwanog’s PWP broaching system reportedly can produce internal and external shapes, such as serrations, splines, hexagons and keyways, on CNC lathes with a c-axis. The system includes an insert ground to create the desired shape, a retaining screw and a steel toolholder.
After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Grinding Doc video series on Cutting Tool Engineering's website resumes with a special two-hour episode about Cylindrical Master 2020, an Excel program developed by Dr. Jeffrey Badger, aka The Grinding Doc.
As a pioneer in the industry, Tungaloy has three decades of know-how developing the most efficient solutions for High-Feed Milling. Feed the speed with Tungaloy!
This full slot milling demonstration from Sandvik Coromant focuses on pitch selection for maximum metal removal.
CTE and the RobbJack Corporation in November 2020 presented a webinar titled, "Tips to Improve Performance by 500% When Machining Medical Parts." Presented by Mike MacArthur, RobbJack's vice president of engineering, the webinar examines new cutting technologies and strategies that solve many of the difficulties experienced by shops machining many materials specific to medical machining, including cobalt-chrome, titanium, stainless steel, PEEK and many others.
Video demonstrates WTX-HFDS Solid Carbide Drills with applications including grey cast iron with spheroidal graphite and at tolerances of H7.
You are looking for a powerful, flexible, reliable, and rigid tool and cutter grinding machine with an easy-to-use control and a variety of available options, including part loading and tool changing automation.
You are looking for a powerful, flexible, reliable, and rigid tool and cutter grinding machine with an easy-to-use control and a variety of available options, including part loading and tool changing automation.
Nachi America Inc. (Cutting Tools) features the Aqua Revo Oil Hole Drill series in a brief video that offers an overview of the endmill's oil-hole geometry, material and coating. Designed for shops that require high-efficiency machining, the Aqua Revo drill series reportedly will improve productivity and reduce costs. 
Tungaloy America Inc. demonstrates the hard turning capabilities of its T-CBN, AH8000 and LX11 insert grades in a two-minute video that runs through a series of turning operations. The video also provides recommendations for which insert grades to use for continuous, light interrupted and heavy interrupted turning applications.
Abrasive Technology Inc. discusses how superabrasive grinding wheels and tools with electroplated bonds are able to maintain tight-tolerance forms, provide freer cutting, and hold form or profile from the first cut to the last. In addition, the tools can be stripped and replated.
Platinum Tooling Technologies recently created a video highlighting the products the company would have exhibited at its booth during IMTS had the 2020 trade show not been canceled due to the pandemic.
Platinum Tooling Technologies recently created a video highlighting the products the company would have exhibited at its booth during IMTS had the 2020 trade show not been canceled due to the pandemic.
View video presentations by ModuleWorks and Open Mind Technologies USA to learn more about hybrid manufacturing. The videos are presented here as a video supplement to the hybrid machining article in the October 2020 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering.
ProvenCut recipe 586 struck a wonderful balance, machining a piece free of chatter and yielding an extraordinary finish using a YG-1 V7 PlusA six-flute endmill held in a Lyndex-Nikken SK16 collet holder. The 2D contour finishing operation was programmed with Autodesk Fusion 360 and run at 210 m/min. (690 sfm) at 0.015 mm feed per tooth (0.0006" feed per tooth) with a 0.203 mm (0.008") radial DOC and 63.5 mm axial DOC.
KYOCERA SGS Precision Tools (KSPT) recently introduced a new suite of 8 Picatinny Rail form tools. The innovative designs are inspired from largely successful high performance end mills in the current SGS portfolio. The SGS Picatinny rail portfolio has been carefully designed for material specific applications to service the firearms industry.
Jeffrey Badger, Ph.D., aka The Grinding Doc, offers a light-hearted quick overview of "The Book of Grinding," which he published for shop employees who want to educate themselves about grinding. Watch the 104th episode of the Grinding Doc video series.
According to Manager Scott Vyhlidal, Tri-V Tool and Manufacturing Co. in Omaha, Nebraska, never turns down work or shies away from a challenging part and will give any reasonable venture a try even as those jobs become increasingly more complex.
With its GCX Linear machine, ANCA CNC Machines brings a complete solution for manufacturing and sharpening skiving cutters as part of a comprehensive gear cutting tool package.
Tungaloy's TungEight-Mill face milling cutter is for extremely light cutting with low power consumption, perfect for low rigidity and low horsepower machines with a BT-30 connection. TungEight-Mill incorporates single-sided positive inserts with eight economical cutting edges for heavy roughing to mirror finishing of various material faces.
The L20XII ATC by Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Inc. provides an environment in which tool setting for machining several types of workpieces can be completed in a single setup.
Is it possible to change heavy workholding in one minute? The answer is absolutely with the centroteX S from Hainbuch America Corp. The changeover system features ergonomic handling, resists contamination and provides a short return on investment.
The A Brand ADO-TRS from OSG USA Inc. is a high-feed, three-flute carbide coolant-through drill. Patented geometry permits stable chip ejection even with less chip pocket space, which is inherent in three-flute drills.
Do you want to grind carbide tools and erode PCD tools with high productivity? The new VHybrid 360 from Vollmer of America Corp. combines the strengths of an innovative grinding machine and a proven, powerful erosion machine.
Dr. Jeffrey Badger provides a simple, if not pretty, solution to a nasty cylindrical grinding problem — when the side of a grinding wheel meets a flat surface. Watch the 103rd episode of the Grinding Doc video series.
UNISIG, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, demonstrates why trepanning is beneficial when drilling deep holes that are too large for high-pressure coolant drills or gundrills. Utilized in the aerospace, defense, material production, as well as oil and gas industries, trepanning reportedly offers higher productivity in many applications and uses less power than other drilling strategies.
Presented as a video supplement to Cutting Tool Engineering's July 2020 article that addresses the need for part manufacturers to work with toolmakers to learn about the wide range of tool options available today, "Illuminating Aluminum" offers two machining demonstrations from LMT Onsrud LP, Waukegan, Illinois, and RobbJack Corp., Lincoln, California.
For the 102nd Grinding Doc episode, Dr. Jeffrey Badger covers the impact that thermal softening, residual tensile stresses and rehardening burn have on fatigue life in steel workpieces.
Jeffrey Badger, Ph.D., takes a detailed look at the impact different grinding approaches have on cup wheel wear in the 101st episode of the Grinding Doc video series.
ProvenCut recipe 551 shows how to achieve a high material removal rate while maintaining a reliable cut using a light-duty machine with a 6.35 mm (0.25") endmill to slot 4140 alloy steel.
Iscar Metals Inc. in early March presented a series of milling and drilling demonstrations during the company's 2020 Milling & Holemaking Seminar at its Tech Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
In the 100th episode of CTE's Grinding Doc video series, Dr. Jeffrey Badger discusses his least favorite subject—chatter.
Using a Tormach 1100 CNC mill, ProvenCut demonstrates Recipe 502, a Fusion 360 adaptive roughing strategy run at 12.2 m/min. (40 sfm) and 0.033 mm/tooth (0.0013 ipt) with a 15.875 mm (0.625") axial DOC (ap) and 0.508 mm (0.02") radial DOC (ae). The demonstration shows a standard four-flute carbide endmill machining 8620 alloy steel hardened to 55 HRC.
The DC160 carbide drill features exceptional positioning accuracy.
Are you looking for a dedicated prototyping CNC mill that allows you to keep your moneymakers running production?
Are you looking for a dedicated prototyping CNC mill that allows you to keep your moneymakers running production?
Are you looking for a dedicated prototyping CNC mill that allows you to keep your moneymakers running production?
The Grinding Doc helps a shop understand the source of the spiral marks showing up on a part, and offers a potential solution.
Tungaloy’s CVD grades in the T9200 series offer outstanding performance in steel turning. This new generation of grades features Tungaloy’s innovative PremiumTec post surface treatment technology making T9200 hard to break.

Tungaloy’s CVD grades in the T9200 series offer outstanding performance in steel turning. This new generation of grades features Tungaloy’s innovative PremiumTec post surface treatment technology making T9200 hard to break.

Tungaloy’s CVD grades in the T9200 series offer outstanding performance in steel turning. This new generation of grades features Tungaloy’s innovative PremiumTec post surface treatment technology making T9200 hard to break.

ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.
ARCH Cutting Tools continues to focus on their commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Backed by a talented line up of experienced engineers to assist you in creating personalized custom tool solutions and fueled with an ever increasing standard, stocked high performance offering of cutting tools and holders.

Products for Machining

The Android touchscreen, pre-loaded with direct access to 1sourcelive, tracks inventory usage in real-time, triggering automated replenishment when inventory reaches a set minimum level.
The PACKOUT Tool Tray features Stack or Store functionality, providing modular connectivity with any PACKOUT solution and storage within the Rolling Tool Chest, Rolling Tool Box, XL Tool Box, or the Large Tool Box. In addition, the Tool Tray has a customizable internal layout with Quick-Adjust Dividers, creating up to six separate storage compartments and allowing users to configure the layout that works for them. With a metal reinforced handle and a 25lb weight capacity, the tool tray can easily transport tools and materials around the jobsite, in transit, and in the shop. 
The FlyMarker® mini 65/30 4.3" touch has a large 4.3" color display and a touch user interface, which, thanks to intuitive software and a newly designed main level, makes programming easier and faster. Not only has the visual appearance of the FlyMarker® mini 65/30 4.3" touch changed, but a faster processor with 4 GB memory capacity has also been implemented.
The machine foot GN 36 uses the weight of the machine to create a very stable and robust connection between the threaded stud and the foot. The threaded stud is not connected to the foot plate. The second machine foot GN 37 from Winco also has a central fastening hole running clear through. This allows use of an anchor bolt. The anchor secures the foot to the floor, preparing it for lateral loads.
As an external loader, STUDER roboLoad measures only 59.06" (1.50 m) wide: half the width of the machine itself. This saves valuable shop floor space, and yet the system offers plenty of room for workpieces manually loaded on six trays – each measuring 42.52" x 12.6” (1080 mm x 320 mm) – within a comparatively small work area. 
VpCI-277 can provide corrosion protection for up to two years of indoor storage or during domestic or international shipments when combined with VpCI packaging materials. The product leaves a dry, non-tacky, virtually undetectable film on the metal surface. The use of rust preventatives to preserve metals during storage and transportation has traditionally been a hazardous and messy process in which greasy rust preventatives must be applied and removed several times. This is because metal work-pieces risk flash corrosion as they frequently sit in temporary storage awaiting the next step in the manufacturing or assembly process.
VpCI-277 can provide corrosion protection for up to two years of indoor storage or during domestic or international shipments when combined with VpCI packaging materials. The product leaves a dry, non-tacky, virtually undetectable film on the metal surface. The use of rust preventatives to preserve metals during storage and transportation has traditionally been a hazardous and messy process in which greasy rust preventatives must be applied and removed several times. This is because metal work-pieces risk flash corrosion as they frequently sit in temporary storage awaiting the next step in the manufacturing or assembly process.
PI’s hexapod family is growing with the addition of H-811.I2V vacuum hexapod. With a load capacity of 5kg and linear travel ranges up to 34mm and rotary ranges up to 42°, the new hexapod provides very high resolution and repeatability ±0.06µm.
The quick release fastener consists of two elements: the coupling GN 1050 and the tailored threaded stud GN 1050.1. A safety locking button protects the coupling from being accidentally opened. When pressing the button, the sleeve can be moved axially to unlock a stud inserted into the notch on the inside. At the same time, a red ring becomes visible on the outside to indicate the unlocked state.
Spectrum Bulk Oil Storage Systems are available in three unique tiers to meet specific application needs and conditioning of the lubricant. The three tiers provide complete flexibility when choosing which system is right for the application and each tier allows for future expansion, if needed.
3M Xtract™ Cubitron™ II discs contain 3M Precision-Shaped Grain technology designed to continually fracture into sharp cutting edges. As a result of this technology, 3M Xtract™ mesh abrasives offer twice the abrasive life and cut rate of leading competitors' net discs. 
The newest addition to Dialight's best-selling High Bay portfolio, this fixture is the ultimate solution for sustainable lighting for industrial environments, offering a faster return on investment—up to a full year sooner than previous Dialight High Bay models. This best-in-class fixture will help companies achieve carbon-neutral operation goals faster while saving money on lighting related energy costs.
The system's metal pneumatic contacts can permanently withstand the constant pressure of 10 bar. The contacts can be mated up to 10,000 cycles when installed with HNM (High Number of Matings) series enclosures and frames for modular units, and up to 500 cycles when installed with MIXO frames and standard enclosures. The contacts are available in straight and angled versions for different sizes of plastic tubing, 3, 4, and 6 mm for both inner and outer diameter.
The hand knobs are ideally suited to machine builders, especially those involving aluminium frames where the new hand knobs will help maintain low machine weight. Light weight also makes them ideal for applications within industries such as aerospace.
Limited space and minimal headroom are typical challenges when moving equipment. The MLS-Series is compact. It’s low-height design is ideal for minimal lift heights and to accommodate limited clearance above loads. It’s also versatile. The MLSS models provides good directional movement. Meanwhile the MLSR models feature 360-degree movement ideal for tight spaces.
As a Pump-Per-Point system, the EVO-P features individual hydraulic pumps for each lifting point. This reduces distance from pump to cylinder, minimizing hose lengths and risk of leaks. The hydraulic pumps are two-stage, which are ideal for fast retraction and repetitive operations.
The thermal stability is exceptionally high due to an innovative machine design and a rigid 5‐axis configuration. Field tests have demonstrated an unusually high Cpk process capability. This is of particular importance when grinding short‐run custom tooling where accuracy and “first‐tool‐good” are critical. 
The Success Packs, available in the tiered levels Bronze, Bronze +, Silver or Silver +, are designed to improve machine lifecycles, maximise ROI, and offer a direct line to GF Machining Solutions experts, enabling customers to achieve their desired business growth and maximize their productivity goals. Each Success Pack is customized to a specific customer profile and offers benefits such as faster access to service, 24-hour machining and support helplines, remote assistance, maintenance and servicing as well as targeted support and consultations from experts.
The AgieCharmilles CUT P Pro series of wire-cutting EDM machines is designed for increased productivity, always available and ideal for every application with the largest technology database. The series includes the CUT P 350 Pro, the 550 Pro and the 800 Pro with robust designs and intuitive HMI as well as several automation options for lights- out operation.
The core of these joints is always the locking plates with their precisely aligned serrations as well as their adjustment based on positive and nonpositive connections. Alongside the exact serration shape, the division of the teeth is also very important. Winco relies on typical tooth configurations, which allow important and specific adjustments in incremental steps of 6, 7.5, 10 and 15 degrees.
The new MRS 2280 and 2281 encoder modules have been specifically designed for use in tilting and rotary axes with high tilting rigidity bearings, making them ideal for measuring arms and measuring robots.  Overall, the MRS 2200 series provides options with an easily mountable ultra-compact design, system accuracy of ±10”, and tilt resistance of up to 52 Nm/mrad tilt resistance.
CMM rooms are specifically designed to maintain a +/- one-degree temperature consistently. The modular room provides the environmental precision and accuracy necessary for companies that need to meet tight specification standards. Wall and ceiling panels are chemical resistant, smooth and non-porous for easy cleaning and decontamination. 
The NXT grinder is a versatile 5-axis CNC machine with a small footprint, large grind zone and a modular design that quickly adapts to demanding application requirements. ESPRIT uses a digital twin of the manufacturing envelope to simplify the programming process and deliver edit-free G-code. Customers that already have ESPRIT can add the Star Cutter NXT’s digital machine package to their existing license and program the NXT using the software they already own.
Rectangular enclosures with EMC shielding to protect the sensitive signals from external electromagnetic signals also seal stronger signals from leaking to the outside and interfering with surrounding electronics. According to the transfer impedance measurement test by CESI EMC Laboratory based on German Military standards VG 95214-10 and VG 95214-11, Mencom’s EMC series enclosures with dedicated electromagnetic shields provide additional improvements with better shielding attenuation than their standard metal enclosures that already provide a decent level of shielding attenuation.
The GrindSmart 660XW is a 6-axis tool and peel grinding machine allows the user to utilize cost-effective and advanced  lean manufacturing principles; termed as “Ultra-Lean Grinding Process.” The machine includes a 6•position wheel changer and linear motors on all axes. It features a traveling high-speed workhead. Peel grinding for blank prepara•on and neck grinding are included in the same chucking.
The dual-purpose m&h R-400 probe system is the first tactile probe on the market that includes a built-in display. It provides status data at a glance, enables users to save or load settings, and makes it easy to switch between tactile-sensor and tool-setting functions. Designed for shop-floor flexibility, the system can be used as a radio probe by equipping it with a probe shank or as a radio tool setter by mounting it on a tool-setter base. In addition to offering flexible in-machine measurement functions, the probe can help cut costs by eliminating storage of replacement sensors, as only one device needs to be stored.
The AP series distribution boxes feature gaskets that ensure the waterproof protection rating (IP66/IP67) while the new galvanized steel captive cross-headed screws ensure easier installation. They are available in 7 sizes, which are supplied in the RAL 7040 textured APV version, unpainted APS version, and the black APW version suitable for extreme temperatures/salt environments. 
The precise and hard ball contact surfaces enable optimum force transmission with extremely high positioning and repeat accuracy. In addition, Schneeberger ball screws stand out due to their quiet, torque-constant running behavior. Equally important are the accompanying low heat generation, minimal wear and long service life.
The catalog features the full Enerpac portfolio including the latest new products as well as other lines like Mirage machining, Equalizer flange tools, Sweeney aerospace tools and more. Each product series contains all the specifications, diagrams, selection charts and accessories needed to choose the right tool model and/or hydraulic system for the application. Customers and professionals can browse the catalog by product category or go directly to a preferred model number using the index. And as in all the previous catalogs, the yellow pages section contains helpful information on the basics of hydraulics and safety instructions, along with tips for tool operation.
ShopBot continues to believe that everyone should be able to successfully employ the capabilities of CNC—making small- to medium-size shops competitive in today’s market. That often can include configurations that make the tool better suited to the customer’s production needs.  
Extremely compact, the KCI 120 Dplus encoder consists of one scanning head and two different types of rotor units, all connectable to a controller / drive via a single cable.  Only 20 mm in height, its small footprint and low weight makes it useful in tight installation spaces, rendering it attractive for a variety of high accuracy motion control applications.
The marking head is suitable to mark several materials up to a hardness of 63 HRC. The marking force of the solenoid which was especially developed for marking purposes can be adjusted individually to the material and the needed marking depth (marking force 1 to 30). With this, a precise marking of nearly all materials is guaranteed.
The products can be custom modified in various dimensions, shapes and sizes to meet the specific application requirements. For example, the outside diameter (O.D.) of a roller could be turned down, or a bumper of a certain width could be produced. These modifications eliminate the typical design and production time necessary for a custom roller or bumper to be tooled up and molded.
The highly flexible and efficient high-pressure water jet deburring system enables deburring and cleaning with a water pressure of around 500 bar in one work step. The rotary table integrated in the treatment chamber of the new system with pneumatic connections for automatic workpiece clamping devices is designed for components with a diameter of up to 450 mm and a maximum height of 550 mm. The maximum workpiece weight including the clamping device is 100 kg. These dimensions make it possible to handle, for example, an engine block for a four- cylinder engine or several small parts. The water jet generated in the high- pressure unit with a pressure of up to 500 bar is passed through a four-way nozzle system with automatic nozzle switch.
the PRAB Auto-Take Up automatically monitors tension using load cells on chain conveyors, including steel belt conveyors, drag conveyors, the PRAB ScrapVeyor, and more. The system is wired to a PLC control panel, which monitors tension and automatically tightens the belt to eliminate manual adjustments and downtime. It can be added to new conveyors or retrofitted onto existing models. If retrofitted onto an existing conveyor, the system can be operated using that conveyor’s original control panel. Automatic adjustments can be scheduled to be completed during low production times or shift changes.
The Buffalo Precision Products web shop continues to supply precision flat ground and drill rod at competitive prices, while offering extensive grades and sizes along with quick delivery. The web shop is available for customers in the USA and Canada.
Eriez now offers CP-20 and TP-25 Suspended Permanent Magnets as part of the company’s Quick Ship program. Models in the line are available in both self-cleaning and manual cleaning designs. Manual clean magnets include a drawer type stripper plate and cable sling suspension. All models are simple to install and require no power, keeping operating costs low with no interruptions in service.
Eriez Xtreme Rare Earth+ and Rare Earth+ magnetic plates offer a superior holding force in a smaller footprint than conventional magnets. These advanced separators create a magnetic field so powerful that wash-off is virtually eliminated, making them ideal for shallow burdens in applications where fine magnetic particles can cause product contamination.
Equipped with direct measuring sensors for the highest linearity and stability, the frictionless piezo drive ensures rapid response, high stiffness, and a fast settling time of a few milliseconds. The computer-optimized play-free flexure guiding system enhances repeatability and focusing stability.
Far surpassing the industry standard of 1%, the BigRep SHIELD maintains 0.1% humidity by looping air through a controlled desiccant chamber without the use of heat, therefore avoiding the risk of over-drying filaments from long-term heat exposure. As part of an industrial workflow, the BigRep SHIELD reduces misprints and material waste by 20% and saves up to 50% on repair costs caused by clogging and extruder damage.
Once in place, the PIC, which houses convenient pass-through connections, allows quick, easy, safe access to the controls inside the cabinet without opening the main door. The ability to interface with the contents of the cabinet without opening the door prevents a lot of potential safety hazards associated with having an open electrical panel, such as Arc Flash.
The new cylindrical modular interface makes it easy to change existing copy, chamfer and shoulder milling tools, with no need to invest in new adaptors. It is easy to assemble and dismantle. Plus, the cylindrical centering reduces runout while providing a support face for good stability. Thanks to the stability and good concentricity of this tool interface, the result is a high level of process reliability and long tool life result.
Eco Wrap is considered the first compostable stretch film that can be used on automated equipment—a must for efficient packaging in the warehousing and shipping industries. It can be used in countless stretch wrapping applications and is ideally suited for agricultural shipments such as hay bales and lumber. It is also a great option for wrapping pallets, corralling goods for shipment, wrapping luggage at airports, packaging construction materials, and transporting furniture in society’s seemingly endless moving and home furnishing activities. Eco Wrap is so versatile that practically any industry can find a use for it. 
Electro-permanent magnets like the EMH can grip many different parts with no change over, making these end effectors more flexible than other designs. Electro-permanent magnets have high power density and compact size which improves the available payload for the robot to which it is mounted. Operation of electro-permanent magnets is energy efficient by design as the magnet uses power only when switching from active to inactive and does not consume power otherwise.
With the addition of a new multi-channel, low noise piezo driver, PI is expanding its offering of high precision piezo amplifiers for applications that require electronics to drive multi-axis piezo positioning stages or need a multiple channel high voltage source in a compact, economical design. PI’s new E-413.x amplifier has bipolar operation with peak currents up to 100mA per channel at -250 to +250V. For OEM applications, compact modules are also available.
The PRAB Bundle Breaker installs in a conveyor’s in-feed hopper, where dual rotating cylinders agitate the material, shredding stringy wads of chips, turnings, and bundles apart to allow for effective processing in downstream equipment. The PRAB Bundle Breaker may be added to an existing conveyor or incorporated into a new PRAB metal scrap processing system. 
The customized Plug & Work portfolios include pneumatic and electric grippers, co-act gripping modules for collaborative applications, and quick-change systems. Whereas the pneumatic grippers are easy to use, have a high-performance density and are attractive in price, they are especially predestined for conventional automated applications, where primarily its robustness is sought-after. Electric grippers are flexibly adjustable to force or stroke, are versatile in use, and offer many variants.
The direct drive linear motor provides minimum incremental motion of 1nm, equivalent to ~7 attoseconds of delay. This performance is made possible by an interferometric type linear encoder that provides 20 picometers resolution. The maximum optical delay the V-508 stage can provide is 1668ps, larger PI linear stage models can achieve up to 8000 picoseconds.
The tight turning radius option on FlexMove Helix Conveyors allows for compact turns with a diameter of spiral measuring 1,000 mm (39.4”) at centerline. The advantage this new tight turning radius option brings to customers and their facilities is even greater flexibility in layout for applications such as accumulation, buffering, cooling product and more. The small footprint also solves tight production line space problems.
The high-performance saw is ideal for multiple jobs with low volume production requirements plus it offers the best cost per cut solution. The massive saw head design features extra-large cast iron wheels that deliver precise, extremely accurate straight and miter cuts.
ILME has several types of MIXO RJ45 adapters to meet the needs of industrial data transmission. The new MIXO RJ45 adapter (CX-01-J8UM) module is designed to accommodate a variety of RJ45 patch cords and drastically reduce the assembly time at the manufacturing site. The new RJ45 adapter is for fitted any RJ45 cord plugs with the maximum dimension, 34 mm (L) x 13.5 mm (W) x 9.5 mm (H). End users can simply place the patch cord into the adapter and secure it by the insulating latch: Click and Fix.
EcoShrink takes both the beginning and the end of the shrink wrap product life cycle into account. EcoShrink is sourced from certified commercially compostable resins and contains 45% biopolymers. After use, EcoShrink can be disposed of in a commercial composting environment to reduce the amount of plastic packaging that normally ends up in a landfill.* EcoShrink is shelf and curb stable and will retain its integrity until disposed of properly.
An electric actuator, the Type KR-RL offers several advantages over pneumatic types. “Where a pneumatic gripper simply provides an open and close function, the Type KR-RL offers precise force control,” stated Kinoshita. Gripping force can be regulated according to the fragility of the object being transferred. Speed control, a longer life through the incorporation of heat-treated steel, and energy savings are additional benefits.
The patented spindle technology ensures continuous high precision. By its design, the cutting tool shank serves as the spindle shaft. As the result, the dynamic run-out is 4 microns or better. Bearings can easily be replaced by the customer with each cutting tool change. The CoolSpeed® spindle does not require any service.
The identification label, which is pre-marked by InfoSight, is a transparent Gorilla Glass disk.  InfoSight recommends countersinking the label into a shallow machined pocket so the surface of the component remains level.  After severe abrasion, wiping the label with a liquid which matches the glass index of refraction restores its clarity.  
Wherever flaps, lids, covers or hoods must be closed quickly, easily and reliably, these robust toggle clamps are the ideal choice. They can even be secured with padlocks. The thread on the latch bolt allows for simple adjustment of the travel distance to ensure precise actuation of the lever.
For applications requiring XYZ motion, a motorized vertical linear module can be added at the factory - voice coil motors, linear motors, and screw drive linear modules are available, all with counterbalance or break option. Customizations, such as stage base materials (granite, aluminum, etc), a steel base, or isolators as well as mounting platforms for vision systems, laser heads, galvos or dispensers, etc., are also available.
EXAIR's No Drip Siphon Fed Atomizing Nozzles are available in round and flat fan liquid patterns. The volume of liquid flow depends on either the gravity or suction height coupled with air pressure. All of EXAIR’s spray nozzles, which include nozzles for pressure fed applications, are composed of 303 stainless steel adding durability and corrosion resistance.  They are available with 1/8, 1/4 or 1/2 NPT inlets with a variety of styles, flow rates and liquid patterns. Mounting brackets are also available for easy installation in specific areas on product lines. They are CE compliant and conflict mineral free.
Glebar pairs the wider work wheel with an oscillating regulating wheel powered by servo motors to reduce setup time and improve sphericity. The slides can be programmed to finite positions through a touchscreen HMI. When an operator selects a job, the servo motors automatically adjust to programmed positions which reduces setup time.
Cor-Pak Stretch Hoods powered by Nano VpCI are the ultimate high-performance stretch hood films for corrosion protection of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The film is suitable for industrial use to stabilize loads and ensure pallet integrity for efficient packaging and delivery. This film is co-extruded using state of-the-art resins, offering superior strength and stretch characteristics as well as multi-metal corrosion inhibiting properties that only VpCI Technology can deliver.  UV stable and recyclable  Cor-Pak Stretch Hoods powered by Nano VpCI deliver puncture resistance and load holding, which allow a user to down-gauge, contain aggressive loads and produce a better package at reduced cost.
L-812 linear motion modules are available with travel ranges from 102mm to 610mm (4” to 24”) and easily configurable. Two linear modules can be combined to form XY-tables and with the availability of the brake, a vertical axis can be added for XYZ multi-axis motion and precision automation applications. A folded drive train further facilitates integration by reducing the overall length, installing the motor side-by side with the linear stage, instead of the more common inline construction.
These bags take the protection of basic VpCI®-126 Film to the next level by adding an extra barrier against moisture and oxygen for enhanced corrosion inhibition during long-term storage or harsh shipping conditions. The bags can be vacuum-packed and are ideal for automotive build-ahead programs, all-time-buys, or other long-term metal storage applications.
Flexbar’s Visorguard-LED™ system is water and coolant proof and installs in minutes on CNC mills, conventional mills, drill presses and more.  The adjustable Flexbar® arm permits setting of the Visorguard shield at the correct height and angle for each setup, then locks rigid.  The special wing-shaped shield flips up to load a part and down for machining.  A special spring-loaded shaft allows the shield to stay put with no spring back.
The PS90xx buffer modules prevent disturbances caused by voltage dips and fluctuations in the electrical grid or by peak loads, so that the power supply units and connected loads can operate reliably and without failure. The PS94xx redundancy modules create a redundant fail-safe supply network. In such a system, two or more power supply units are connected in parallel and decoupled by one or more redundancy modules.
VpCI-148 Paper also presents positive environmental aspects and a worker friendly profile. As paper, it is sourced from renewable materials, whereas common VCI plastics are sourced from fossil fuels. Furthermore, it uses a water-based coating for grease resistance, rather than the wax or poly coatings typically used for barrier papers. VpCI-148 Paper is non-hazardous and free of fluorochemicals, nitrites, phosphates, silicones, chromates, and other heavy metals.
The Eldorado reaming machine has only a single spindle and requires manual loading of the barrels and reamer tooling. This makes the Eldorado machine smaller and less expensive, which makes it perfect for low-volume barrel manufacturers.
Boasting a real 15 W of optical power as well as a novel design, this is the first compact CNC laser head that not only marks metal, but deep-engraves it. Utilizing blue laser light, it can efficiently process materials that infrared lasers struggle with. Furthermore, it can be adapted to nearly any CNC machine.
It is hardly possible to do without these small tools for adjustment when striving for perfectly horizontal alignment of machines, mechanisms or instruments. And even after the initial setup, spirit levels still come in handy during regular operation to show whether the positioning is still correct. Spirit levels can be used almost anywhere. In addition to needing no power supply or data lines, they are robust, simple to adjust and can be added at any time. Winco has now expanded its existing selection of bull’s eye and screw-on spirit levels with two new models – both as practical as ever.
The geometry is available as a standard tool for the 224, 229, S34T, 315, and 64T systems for precision machining of external grooves. For internal machining, it is available for the 105, 108, 111, 114, and 216 systems. Further insert types are available as special tools and can be delivered quickly via the Greenline system, whereby it is possible to deliver up to 50 customized inserts, depending on the design, within five working days after approval of the drawing by the customer.
The V-855 and V-857 product families were designed for high-load and high duty cycle industrial precision motion applications where traditional actuators or linear slides with lead-screw or timing-belt drives are not precise, robust or reliable enough. Due to the maintenance-free and friction free high-speed linear motors, greater productivity with shorter cycle times and faster return on investment can be achieved.
The tool supply consists of software, hardware and supporting service elements. Using the CoroPlus® Tool Supply hardware, manufacturers can easily store and keep track of tools. Storage options can be tailor made according to facility demands, with tool vending solutions ranging from open stock, drawers and lids to full tool cabinets. Each hardware option allows tools to be securely stored, without the risk of loss or damage.
Each lightweight KCI 1319 / KBI 1335 encoder includes a 25 mm hollow shaft and inductive scanning technology that makes it insensitive to contamination and magnetic fields. The encoder communicates using the high speed EnDat 2.2 interface which also allows for additional information, such as temperature or diagnostics, to be communicated as well.
FlexMove Helical Plain Bend Conveyors provide customers with unlimited configurations, including flat to flat; flat to incline or incline to flat; or incline to incline. These configurations, which also include inclines and declines through corners and straights, provide great flexibility for applications involving product buffering especially in corners. FlexMove Helical Plain Bend Conveyors also come with a patented side roller chain to reduce corner friction.
The MunchMan uses primary and secondary belts installed at the lower curve and through the incline and chip discharge areas of the system. These belts run in unison to grab chips, compress them and carry them securely up steep inclines. This design eliminates the risk of conveyor jams that can occur when chip balls tumble at the lower curve or jam in the conveyor incline section.
This model is part of the GrindSmart® series of tool & cutter grinding machines with an axis configuration that incorporate 6 fully interpolated axes (3 rotary and 3 linear) and is unique in this industry. The machine also incorporates linear axis drive technology. 
Due to its heavy cast iron construction, smooth power transmission and precision thrust and ball bearings in the head stock and spindle, the bench lathe  provides years of trouble-free, precise turning. The Bench Lathe is the right choice for turning small metal parts.
The AF160 can process parts with an outside diameter of up to 60mm and a length of 250mm. The machining length is between 110 and 180mm. The eight axes – all of them independent – make the AF160 the most flexible Affolter machine to date. It can produce straight gears, helical gears, straight bevel gears, face gears, straight or helical crowned gears, worm screws, worm wheels, cylkro gears, and internal gears. Power skiving, the milling of worms and shafts, as well as chamfering is possible, too.
The Sinamics G115D drive system is characterized by a robust design with a high IP protection class (up to IP66 / UL Type 4X) and is suitable for use in harsh environments.  Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Sinamics G115D can be easily installed in confined areas.  The drive system can also be operated reliably over a wide temperature range of -30 to 55 degrees Celsius (-22 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit), enabling operation in deep freezing applications.
Mencom’s new field wireable connectors are UL listed and provide IP69 protection. They are available in 3-pole and 4-pole with straight and right-angle orientations. Mencom is the industry's first electrical connector manufacturer to design and produce a right-angled version of the 1 3/8" field wireable connector. The right-angle profile is lower than the typical bend radius needed to mount a straight cable, providing a big advantage when installation space is limited.  Also, it removes undesirable cable strain caused by bending cables to fit in tight spaces.
The ECM 2400 encoders are available with EnDat 2.2 interface. In conjunction with a safe control, they can be used as single-encoder systems in applications with control category SIL 2 (as per EN 61508) and with Performance Level “d” (as per EN ISO 13849). The fault exclusion that is implemented in its design has been tested and is ensured under the specified operating conditions.
The 22.25” x 25.75” chart provides technical information on each of the grades such as grain structure, hardness, cobalt content, etc. as well as the materials applications they are best suited for. Additionally, each grade is associated with appropriate industries – Automotive, Defense, Energy, Wear & Die.
Save time and money by reducing your design time and deep hole drilling! They allow a single circuit to feed up to a dozen individually sequenced devices. These valves install directly into the device port and can be individually adjusted to time your clamps.
This revolutionary machine-grade stretch wrap combines commercially compostable resins with V apor phase Corrosion Inhibitor Technology (VpCI®) for corrosion protection of multiple metal types, including aluminum, galvanized steel, carbon steel, silicon steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, and cast iron. EcoStretch meets the ASTM D6400 standard for commercial composting* and may avoid tariffs, fines, and tip fees in areas where polyethylene is prohibited or restricted. It is perfect for stretch-wrapping metal equipment or components that need to be kept rust-free while minimizing the environmental impact of traditional plastic packaging.
The new CAMWorks wire EDM module also includes enhanced feature recognition for non-planar geometry. Instead of the user needing to project the geometry for the top and bottom of the part and create 2D sketches, the new wire EDM software uses geometry directly from the solid model to construct and create the correct top and bottom profiles automatically.
In addition to speed, the new robots handle an increased number of workpieces/tools, are more compact and consume less energy. They also support the latest WALTER HELITRONIC Tool Studio and Robot Manager software that allows users to load multiple trays with various workpiece diameters for lights out unattended production.
The presses have four slot positions and feature a removeable machine steel anvil to provide accurate work support. For added versatility, punches or other tools may be added to the end of the ram by using a magnetic insert.  The ram is reversible. One end is solid and the other end has a hole and magnet to hold bits and pieces. A three-piece bit set and a removable steel anvil are standard on all presses. 
The TMX Series consists of two models: the TMX 7510 and TMX 6410. The TMX 7510 reaches 76,000 frames per second (fps) at full 1-megapixel (mpx) resolution (1280 x 800). It also achieves over 300,000 fps at 1280 x 192 and over 770,000 fps at reduced resolutions. With the export-controlled FAST option, the TMX 7510 can hit a blistering 1.75 million fps with a 95-nanosecond (ns) minimum exposure time, eliminating motion blur and enabling precise motion analysis.
Both grinding spindles are “synchronous direct‐drive spindles” with 19 hp peak each. The most important feature of a synchro­nous motor is that it provides constant speed during its operation and that the torque curve is highly efficient, as per above graph. The rotational force is not reduced with higher RPM’s. Synchronous motors always run at a speed equal to their syn­chronous speed, as opposed to asynchronous motors (induction motors) which always have a lag and are therefore less effi­cient. 
Built to Dialight’s iconic performance and reliability standards, the Low Profile High Output High Bay also carries the company’s industry-leading 10-year warranty, an L-70 rating greater than 150,000 hours and DLC Premium 5.1 on most models. At up to 155 lumens per watt, the new fixture provides a more efficient and cost effective alternative to legacy lighting technology such as 1000 watt HID fixtures. The High Bay is also designed for optimum thermal management and has a wide operating temperature range of -40°F to +149°F (-40°C to +65°C)..
The updated automation package accommodates denser pallet arrays for improved lot sizes and runtime, while delivering smoother robot operation and better repeatability. Additionally, the system can now adapt to multiple part profiles to be produced within a single run. An optional laser marking system has also been integrated for automated tool marking, in addition to many other new features.
The machines within the i-H Series sport new, ergonomic enclosures with compact footprints that require less floor space. In addition, Mazak equipped the machines with faster and more powerful turning spindles, space-saving milling spindles and a new parallel-type lower turret with optional live tooling capabilities. The company also expanded tool capacities for lower turrets and for tool storage magazines along with offering a wider range of chuck size options.
Designed for heavy-duty 5-axis machining and large, highly complex parts, the INTEGREX i-630V AG employs a powerful turning spindle with C-axis control and a rigid milling spindle with B-axis tilt of -30/+120 degrees, both of which are monitored via rotary axis scale feedback. During the All Axes LIVE event demonstration, the machine power skived a 35” diameter gear made from 4140 steel.
The VGP20 provides unlimited cup and airflow customization and multichannel functionality, allowing it to be deployed on multiple items of different shapes and sizes. Additionally, the VGP20 gripper’s built-in intelligence, combined with its easy-to-use software, provides precise air flow control functionality that is beyond the capabilities of traditional pneumatic grippers. This functionality allows users to vary the type of grip used in different applications, such as the soft grip used to handle delicate items to the hard grip required for handling bulky, heavy cardboard boxes with porous surfaces.
The M18 FUEL™ 4-1/2” / 5” Grinders will be available May 2021, followed by the M18 FUEL™ 4-1/2” / 5” Braking Grinders w/ ONE-KEY™ available Summer 2021. The new braking grinders will deliver all the same performance upgrades as the 4-1/2” / 5” Grinders with an added RAPIDSTOP™ Brake to enhance safety. 
The Powered Lifting Hand Truck not only compliments the Magliner catalog of 2 wheel hand trucks, but it also enhances the line-up of LiftPlus® powered stackers. The Powered Lifting Hand Truck, while having a lower lifting capacity compared to the LiftPlus units, will be well received for use in tight areas where other stackers, or for that matter, fork trucks are overkill or simply have too large of a footprint.
With the addition of more standard, vacuum compatible hexapods, the load range of 5 to 80kg is covered; custom models for loads up to 1 ton have been designed as well. The hexapods provide very high resolution and repeatability to 0.1µm and 2 µrad, respectively. The vacuum series was designed from the ground up for vacuum compatibility, with each component qualified to work under the specified conditions. Everything, from the base materials, nuts and bolts, encoders, cables, limit switches, was selected for optimal performance.
Availability of these proven, digital solutions enhances SPPS’ capabilities to engineer custom designs based on application-specific parameters to deliver clean, stable, reliable three-phase power from single phase utility service.  In many areas of the country, it is prohibitively expensive to extend three-phase power, forcing customers to choose among problematic options such as static or rotary phase converters, or derating three-phase VFDs, which can produce harmful harmonics that can damage sensitive electronics. 
Depending on the application, the stainless steel adjusting screws are available in a variety of thread diameters and lengths and can be optimally fastened to the production machine in combination with bearing blocks GN 828 from Winco. Once the optimal setting has been found, the adjusting screw can be locked in place with a stainless steel knurled nut GN 827.1 designed specifically for this purpose. The bearing blocks are made of matte, smoothly polished aluminum which can be mounted from above or from the front.
Helix CAD models are now available for download in Dorner’s D-Tools, Dorner’s online conveyor configurator. Using D-Tools, project managers can now design a FlexMove Helix conveyor to fit their exact application in a matter of minutes.The Helix Conveyor’s incline/decline angle can be shallow for accumulation applications, or steep when space is limited.
Dental tool grinding on the 5-axis GrindSmart Nano5 grinding machine offers exceptional flexibility in comparison to conventional single-purpose grinders. With its 5 fully interpo­lating CNC axes and a pick-and-place automatic tool loader, the machine can easily be adapted for any type of dental cutting instrument, both for short and long runs. 

Buyers Guide Companies for Machining

Carbide Tools Mfg. Inc. 262-251-0099 http://www.carbidetools.com
Radyne Corp. 414-481-8360 http://www.radyne.com
Eriez 814-835-6000 http://www.eriez.com
The UP! App 614-407-8674 https://www.theupapp.com
GWS Tool Group 352-343-8311 http://www.gwstoolgroup.com
Makino Inc. 800-552-3288 http://www.makino.com
Tru Tech Systems Inc. 586-469-2700 http://www.trutechsystems.com
Carr Lane Mfg. Co. 314-647-6200 http://www.carrlane.com
Blum-Novotest Inc. 859-344-6789 http://www.blum-novotest.us
New England Die Co. Inc. 203-574-5140 http://www.newenglanddie.com
Ceratizit USA Inc. 800-783-2280 https://cuttingtools.ceratizit.com/us/en.html#ls
Toolmex Industrial Solutions 508-653-8897 http://www.toolmex.com
Parlec Inc. 585-425-4400 http://www.parlec.com
Lang Technovation Co. 262-446-9850 http://www.lang-technovation.com
Osborn 765-965-5333 http://osborn.com
Continental Pipe & Tube Cut-Off Machines 630-543-7170 http://www.continentalcutoff.com
Kurt Mfg. Co., Industrial Products Div. 763-574-8309 http://www.kurtworkholding.com
Waldmann Lighting 847-520-1060 http://www.waldmannlighting.com
Gladwin Machine Inc. 989-426-8753 http://www.gladwinmachine.com
Weldcote 704-739-4115 https://weldcotemetals.com/
DCM Tech Inc. 507-452-4043 https://www.dcm-tech.com
GTI Spindle Technology Inc. 603-669-5993 http://www.gtispindle.com
Barcor Inc. 847-940-0750 http://www.barcorgages.com
Anomet Products 508-842-3069 http://www.anometproducts.com
U.S. Tool Group 573-431-3856 http://www.ustg.net
Advanced Spindle Technology 336-464-9669 http://www.astspindles.com
Dunham Tool Co. 712-542-1908 http://www.dunhamtool.com
Titan Conveyors 920-982-6600 http://www.titanconveyors.com
Brush Research Mfg. Co. Inc. 323-261-2193 http://www.brushresearch.com
Concept Machine Tool 763-559-1975 http://www.conceptmachine.com
Benz Inc. 704-529-5300 http://www.benztooling.com
Diamond Die & Mold Co. 586-791-0700 http://www.diamond-die.com
Shape-Master Tool Co. 815-522-6186 http://www.shapemastertool.com
Hardinge Workholding Div. 607-734-2281 http://www.hardinge.com
RBR Associates Inc. 630-971-8729 http://www.rbrmachinetools.com
Tsugami/Rem Sales LLC 860-687-3400 http://www.remsales.com
Stor-Loc 815-936-0700 http://www.storloc.com
RMS Laser 619-562-5943 http://www.rmslaser.com
Iscar USA 817-258-3200 http://www.iscarmetals.com
Campbell Grinder Co. 231-798-6464 http://www.campbellgrinder.com
UNISIG 262-252-3802 http://www.unisig.com
Active Automation Inc. 847-427-8100 http://www.activeautomation.com
Carbide Products Inc. 877-863-2340 http://www.carbidepros.com
Zhejiang Xinhai Valve Manufacturing Co. Ltd. 86-577-66993222 https://www.xhvalves.com/
Toyotape Electronic Materials Co.Ltd 86-185-596-7792 https://www.toyotape.com
Starrag US Inc. 859-534-5201 http://www.starrag.com
Monaghan Tooling Group 937-253-7706 http://www.monaghantooling.com
Striker Systems, Div. of Computer Design 615-672-5132 http://www.strikersystems.com
Mayfran Intl. 440-461-4100 http://www.mayfran.com
Polygon Solutions Inc. 239-628-4800 http://www.polygonsolutions.com
ITW Air Management-Vortec 513-891-7474 http://www.vortec.com
Complete Tool Grinding Inc. 763-571-4242 http://www.completetoolgrinding.com
Bonal Technologies Inc. 248-582-0900 http://www.bonal.com
Toyotape Electronic Materials Co.Ltd 86-185-596-7792 https://www.toyotape.com
Star SU LLC 847-649-1450 http://www.star-su.com
SLM Solutions 248-243-5400 http://slm-solutions.us/
Diversified Machine Systems 719-226-5066 https://dmscncrouters.com
Guyson Corp. of USA 518-587-7894 http://www.guyson.com
Belden Machine Corp. 708-344-4600 http://www.beldenmachine.com
Chips Tool Repair 763-323-4080 http://www.chipstoolrepair.com
Precision Drive Systems 704-922-1206 https://spindlerepair.com
G II Solutions Inc. 864-639-6605 http://www.giisolutions.com
Wm. Sopko & Sons Co. 216-289-1400 http://www.wmsopko.com
Diversified Machine Systems 719-226-5066 https://dmscncrouters.com
Harrington Hoists Inc. 717-665-2000 http://www.harringtonhoists.com
Precision Devices Inc. 734-439-2462 http://www.predev.com
Genevieve Swiss Industries Inc. 413-562-4800 http://www.genswiss.com
Burkhardt+Weber 859-308-6625 https://burkhardt-weber.com
Macro Tool & Machine Co. Inc. 845-223-3824 http://www.macrotool.com
Rush Machinery 585-554-3070 http://www.rushmachinery.com
Diversified Machine Systems 719-226-5066 https://dmscncrouters.com
Slater Tools 586-465-5000 http://www.slatertools.com
Star Cutter Co. 248-474-8200 http://www.starcutter.com
Hydra-Lock Corp. 586-783-5007 http://www.hydralock.com
Zebra Skimmers Corp. 440-349-0141 http://www.zebraskimmers.com
Mikron Tool 203-261-3100 http://www.mikrontool.com
Cogsdill Tool Products Inc. 803-438-4000 http://www.cogsdill.com
Columbia Marking Tools 586-949-8400 http://www.columbiamt.com
Okuma America Corp. 704-588-7000 http://www.okuma.com/americas
Link Industries, A Link Group Company 231-238-9012 https://linkcuttingtools.com
THK America Inc. 800-763-5459 http://www.thk.com
United Precision Services 513-851-6900 http://www.unitedprecisionservices.com
CNC Electronics Inc. 434-971-1394 http://cnc-electronics.com/
RPD Industries Inc. 914-428-1444 http://www.rpdindustries.com
Walter USA LLC 800-945-5554 https://www.walter-tools.com/en-us/pages/default.aspx
Briney Tooling Systems 989-269-9558 http://www.brineytooling.com
Starrag US Inc. 859-534-5201 http://www.starrag.com
Danobat +34-943-748044 http://www.danobat.com
Beckett Packaging, a Div. of MOCAP 314-543-4000 http://www.beckettpackaging.com
Kaufman Manufacturing Co. 920-686-4114 http://www.kaufmanmfg.com
Advanced Machine & Engineering 815-979-3380 http://www.ame.com
Thompson Grinders Inc. 920-261-7303 http://www.thompsongrind.com
Cleartec Packaging, a Div. of MOCAP 314-543-4150 http://www.cleartecpackaging.com
Koyo Machinery USA Inc. 734-454-4107 http://www.koyomachinery.com
Lenzkes Clamping Tools Inc. 540-381-1533 http://www.lenzkesusa.com
Meccanica Nova Corp. 248-588-2900 http://www.novagrinders.com
Danray Products LLC 815-262-6667 http://www.danrayproducts.com
VisiPak, a Sinclair & Rush Co. 636-282-6800 http://www.visipak.com
GMN USA 860-409-2550 http://www.gmnusa.com
Runma Molding Robot Automation Co. Ltd. +86-769-82181987 https://www.runmarobot.com