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Weekly Update 09/18/2008

Weekly Update 09/18/2008

September 18, 2008


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High penetration drilling system
The increased range for high penetration drilling system this tool is now 12 mm to 32 mm, with 3-, 5- and 7-times drill depth-to-diameter ratios with straight and helically fluted holders. The coated tools are designed to provide good chip formation, high penetration rates, and a long tool life. Read the full story here

Spindles for micro-milling and drilling
This manufacturer has expanded its micro line of spindles with the addition of new 20-mm and 22-mm diameter units to the 25-mm diameter model previously available. Right-hand spindles also are available. The spindles, that eliminate secondary operations for Swiss-type lathes, use synchronous, DC motor technology and operate up to 100,000 rpm with 260 watts continuous power and high torque. Read the full story here

Manually adjustable toolholders
Check out these new toolholders that feature one-touch drill length adjustment without the need for tools. Drill projection length can be adjusted by hand by rotating the knurled guide ring on the outside of the toolholder. Read the full story here

Rotary table for the oil patch
This new rotary table, designed for large diameter bar work and oil patch applications, has an 8-in. (205-mm) bore and powerful clamping system. The rotary table is designed with a carbide worm screw and an ion nitrided worm wheel, rather than a conventional bronze or bronze alloy actuation mechanism. Read the full story here

High-speed rotary table
A new direct-drive rotary indexing table is designed for high-speed, high-accuracy contouring operations in high volume and aerospace manufacturing. Read the full story here

High-speed turning grade
A new coated grade meets the mechanical and physical demands required for turning steels at high cutting speeds without sacrificing the toughness needed for reliability. Read the full story here

Hot Products

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.

Direct-Drive High-Speed Rotary Indexer is ideal for drill & tap and laser processing. Hardinge's zero backlash technology offers speeds up to 4,500 degrees/sec, accuracy of ±3 arc-sec and repeatability of ±2 arc-sec! Model DD100 has an A2-4, 5C spindle to accept collets, step chucks, expanding collets and jaw chucks for part gripping flexibility. Engineered to run 24/7 with consistent part quality over a long life. 800-843-8801 Details:

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Benchmarking at IMTS
American Machinist conducted its third annual Benchmark Survey of American Machine Shops between February and April of this year.

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