Conicity Technologies LLC has introduced a four-axis, CNC edge-prep machine.
The EXM-50EZ has been developed to compliment the company’s DXM machine line for edge prep on drills, reamers and gun drills.
The EXM 50EZ allows edge prep to be applied to lateral and outsidediameter- style cutting tools such as end mills, thread mills, taps, routers, ball nose inserts and round shank form tools along with edge prep of steps on step drills and step reamers.
The EXM-50EZ also can provide micro-deburring for steel surgical tools such as bone drills and bone reamers. The unit permits edge prep on a tool diameter range of less than 0.100-in. outside diameter to 1.250-in. outside diameter tools such as end mills with flute length capacity from 0.500-in. long to 10-in. long.
The EXM-50EZ also has flute polishing capability and post-coat polishing of coated tools.
The machine is tool specific. That means that the user must pick a tool family from a list of 10 tools displayed on the touch screen. Within each of the 10 tools an edge prep process is designated for tool cutting of ferrous or non-ferrous materials.
The EXM-50EZ is designed to operate for months without need for adjustment for wear, and like the DXM-50 machine, training takes less than 1 hour.
Both the DXM-50EZ and the EXM-50EZ operate on common household current of 110 VAC, and require less amperage than a standard household toaster.
The two machines were designed to work together in cellular manufacturing or apart in remote locations. The machines can be located beside a grinder to combine processes, or in a finish tool area for final prep before shipping.