Kennametal Paying $605 Million for ATI’s Tungsten Materials
While the value of cutting tool shipments rose slightly in July related indexes like manufacturersrsquo durable goods suggest less market stability
Medfab Manufacturing improved its boring of small diameter medical parts dramatically with new Ingersoll TMicro microboring tool The operation shown here is a threequarterinch hole in tantalum Even on bores down to 0243 inches in thinwall titanium tubing the tool produces asmachined surfaces of 810micro lasts up to 10 times longer than previous tooling at 16 faster machining rates
Ingersoll Cutting Tools
Walterrsquos new chamfering drills the Walter Titex Xmiddottreme Step 90 above and the Walter Titex Xmiddottreme Pilot Step 90 below are effective for a broad range of materials
The HPX63 HMC is designed for precision machining and the spindle automatically compensates for thermal changes requiring no ldquowarm uprdquo period The KM4X toolholder uses a threesurface contact for maximum stability and optimal clamping force distribution and interference fit
A tangential Ingersoll SMAX facemill cuts through a transmission box for large construction equipment built by Terex  The switch to tangential milling doubled the operationrsquos throughput increased edge life by 5 to 1 improved finish and eliminated oilbased cutting fluid The gain freed enough machine time on one Giddings amp Lewis mill to offset the shoprsquos need for second machine
In order to reduce development costs GFE developed a prototype tooling that features standard electronic modules Hall sensors monitor the end positions of the hydraulic cutting drive which are communicated to a base station