U.S. CUTTING TOOL INSTITUTE BILLINGS INDEX Index for June '04—May '05 June $150,760,547 141.2% July $136,045,837 126.8% August $151,299,780 142.9% September $143,973,615 135.1% October $150,843,626 137.9% November $136,477,214 128.2% December ...
By automating redundant tasks such as machine loading/unloading, Flexible Pallet
Automation (FMA) systems from Toyoda Machinery USA enhance production qualities
of horizontal machining centers.
Schmidt Co.'s HSM magnetic workholding chucks for high-speed machining centers
use special magnetic-circuit layouts.
Drake Manufacturing offers four Gear System:Hobber (GS: H) machines for vertical
hobbing helical, spur, spline, and worm gears from 6 to 72 inches in diameter.
Hydra 5-stc vise jaw from Hydramax Technologies, Portland, holds up to 20 parts
in a double vise and fits into a Chick vise without modification to the vise.
NCK plus power chucks from Schunk Inc. for CNC lathes are compatible with a
range of existing machining centers.
cutting tools from Dapra Corp. sport high-feed inserts with cutting geometries
for feedrates up to 0.90 ipt and 600 ipm.
grades from Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., are for contract manufacturers and
job shops to perform turning, milling, and holemaking across a variety of workpiece