Boring-system catalog

Boring-system catalog

A 76-page catalog from Criterion Machine Works covers precision boring systems ranging in diameters from 0.50 to 21.5 in. for the production floor and tool rooms. The publication also highlights boring heads, boring bars, boring tools, and the company's m

A 76-page catalog from Criterion Machine Works covers precision boring systems ranging in diameters from 0.50 to 21.5 in. for the production floor and tool rooms. The publication also highlights boring heads, boring bars, boring tools, and the company's metric products.

Criterion Machine Works
Costa Mesa, Calif.
criterionmachineworks.com


Promotions at workholding company

NorthTech Workholding's new vice president of engineering and operations is Tim Winard, who was engineering manager. He will oversee the company's engineering and operations teams and set the strategic course for the custom workholding design, engineering, production, consulting, and services offerings.

Shawn Luschei, most recently automotive-products manager, is now national sales and marketing manager. He will oversee a value-added sales plan targeting automotive, defense, and medical-device markets.

NorthTech Workholding Inc.
Schaumburg, Ill.
ntwhi.com


New leader at information firm

Jeffrey R. Tarr is now president and COO of Information Handling Services (IHS), a provider of content-integration and decision-support tools, technical standards, codes and product specifications, and partsmanagement and logistics solutions. He replaces Charles Picasso, who was appointed president and COO of IHS Group.

Information Handling Services Inc.
Englewood, Colo.
ihs.com

U.S. CUTTING TOOL INSTITUTE BILLINGS INDEX
Index for October '03—September '04
October $132,331,224 121.3% April $142,985,844 134.7%
November $116,384,449 107.1% May $135,776,786 127.8%
December $121,200,994 111.7% June $150,760,547 141.2%
January $126,819,295 119.2% July $136,045,837 126.8%
February $130,560,000 123.0% August $151,299,780 142.9%
March $154,823,146 145.4% September $143,973,615 135.1%

End mill for aluminum

Tri-Power Ski-Carb is a three-flute carbide end mill for aluminum. Its flute form increases chip-load per flute to 1.3 to 1.6 that of a twoflute tool. The increased chip load and additional flute reportedly deliver productivity improvements of 100% to 300%.

Weldon Tool
Millersburg, Pa.
endmills.com


90° corner milling

Univex Premium Series squareshoulder mills have high-positive geometries and unequal pitches for 90° corner milling. They deliver high feedrates, and through-the-tool coolant supply evacuates chips and increases tool life.

The indexable inserts, in 0.433 and 0.679-in. lengths with a variety of corner radii, come in a range of grades and coatings.

LMT-Fette Inc.
Cleveland
lmtfette.com


Tooling for smallpart machining

CoroCut XS tooling is for turned components with diameters as small as 0.039 in. XS inserts perform tight-tolerance grooving, threading, parting, and turning, and all are compatible with the same toolholder for these operations. Corocut XS has a grooving width of 0.02 in. and a parting width of 0.028 in.

Sandvik Coromat Co.
Fair Lawn, N.J.
coromant.sandvik.com/us


Replaceable-tip drills

The Gen2 T-A replaceable-tip drilling system comes in two carbide grades with AM200 coating in diameters from 0.437 to 1.375 in. Gen2 T-A inserts fit existing T-A drillingsystem holders and feature Torx Plus screws for high holding power.

Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.
Dover, Ohio
alliedmachine.com

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