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Weekly Update 10/16/2008

Oct. 17, 2008
October 16, 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR A Breakthrough Solution in Digital Contact Sensing The KEYENCE GT2 precision contact sensor is the world's first to use "Scale-Shot" CMOS technology. ...
A Breakthrough Solution in Digital Contact Sensing The KEYENCE GT2 precision contact sensor is the world's first to use "Scale-Shot" CMOS technology. With a 20 million cycle detection durability it offers five times the durability conventional sensors. Features include 0.004 Mil resolution and 0.04 Mil accuracy, an IP-67 enclosure rating, preset application modes, absolute position detection, and no high-speed tracking errors. Details and Specs.
One coating does it all
A breakthrough in coating technology has resulted in a physical vapor deposition (PVD) aluminum oxide (Al2O3) coating for difficult-to-machine materials with the thermal resistance of traditional chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coatings. Read the full story here

Tool for aggressive deburring
There is a deburring tool that ids designed as the ultimate in high aggression, compliant deburring tools. This tool has filaments that are co-extruded with ceramic grains to provide cut rates as high as four times faster than standard silicon carbide filaments. Read the full story here

Flush disks get coolant to the cutting edge
Coolant flush disks are for users without coolant-through tools. Equipped with a long nose that acts as a directional spray nozzle, the Swiss-quality flush disks are able to direct coolant down the shaft to the cutting tip of an endmill for extended tool life, efficient chip removal and improved results. Read the full story here

Slim toolholders to access difficult areas
A slim hydraulic expansion toolholder has been optimized to keep interfering contours to a minimum. The toolholders can provide access to difficult parts of a workpiece, and can be used in working areas where appliances create difficult conditions. Read the full story here

Large-diameter thread inspection system
A new thread inspection system designed for in-process inspection of large-diameter parts has an extended range of measurement capability. All existing pitch diameter or functional size rolls are interchangeable on the new system. Read the full story here

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