Weekly Update 01/15/2009

Weekly Update 01/15/2009

January 15, 2009

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Milling Cutters For Hard Materials
A new line of solid carbide armor mill cutting tools is designed to open new markets for job shops. The tools are designed to machine hard materials such as granite, armorplate, hardened steel, stone and brick. Read the full story here


Inserts For Cutting Aluminum
These chip breakers combine polycrystalline diamond tooling with 7-axis laser technology to produce tool life up to 10 times longer than conventional types when machining aluminum alloys. The inserts also are designed for machining magnesium alloys, non-ferrous materials, composites, reinforced plastics and materials with abrasive binders. Read the full story here


Inserts Boost Feedrate
Wiper inserts that combine a main radius with multiple complementary radii and integrate a new chip-breaker geometry are designed to widen feedrate and chip-breaking ranges to allow machining times to be cut by as much as 30 percent. Read the full story here


Improved Drills
Developments on new indexable insert drills include a changed helix for improved productivity and chip evacuation, a refined core for improved strength and stability and an improved drill point to increase tool life and to achieve better tolerance. Read the full story here


Tiny Drills
A new line of micro drills, feature drill diameters of 0.01 mm in regular versions to10 times diameter and short versions to 6 times diameter. The new drills have a special thin, smooth and uniform micro coating developed to allow good drilling performance on steels, including stainless steels. Read the full story here




Hot Products


Apex Auctions, the leading online machine tool auctioneer. Available now – Online Auction: 35 Ton ~ 440 Ton Vandorn, Demag, Krauss Maffei & Arburg Injection Molding Machinery & Secondary Equipment - Various Locations - As Late as 2006. Over 70 lots available, the sale closes on Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 2pm (CST). Click here to view the lot listing page.


Jet Edge introduces the Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet Cutting System. Available in two sizes: 8’X13’ and 21’X13’. One abrasivejet cutting head standard; second head optional to increase productivity. Jet Edge waterjets are made with pride in the U.S.A.!
Jet Edge - 1-800-538-3343, www.jetedge.com, [email protected].



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