The machines are capable of counterboring, trepanning and
skiving as well as roller burnishing processes.
COMPACT MACHINING CENTRE
exhibitor: Elliott Matsuura Canada
booth: 2061, 2148, 2348, 2360
The Brother Speedio S700X1
is a compact machining
centre with a high torque
direct drive 13. 5 hp spindle
motor and a synchronized
8,000 rpm tapping capability.
It features fast spindle
a new Brother COO control.
X, Y and Z axis travels are
699, 399 and 300 mm ( 27. 5, 15. 7 and 11. 8 in.) respectively.
Tool-to-tool tool change time is 0.8 seconds.
exhibitor: Autodesk booth: 2314
The 2018 releases of PowerMill, FeatureCAM (which
new functionality and a
new ribbon interface to
simplify the experience
for new and existing
users. The Dynamic
Machine control provides enhanced tools to optimize five
axis machine motion and includes upgraded simulation tools.
New in PowerShape 2018 is the ability to control 2D sketches
with parameters, allowing users to create the parametric
components needed for 3D mould tool design. PowerShape
2018 further enhances the surface modelling tools needed to
create complex moulds and dies. Other improvements include
automatic orientation for parallel finishing toolpaths, based
on the region being machined, the ability to use the axis limits
of the machine tool to automatically determine a standard
or alternate position, in 3+ 2 positioning, and programming
for Swiss-type lathes. FeatureCAM Ultimate gives users
PartMaker for precision machining on Swiss-type lathes.
exhibitor: I-Cubed Industry Innovators booth: 1119
Robotic ultrasonic cutting is the process of vibrating a horn
or blade at high frequency but low amplitudes. I-Cubed has
integrated the robot and ultrasonic technologies together.
By adding an ultrasonic
cutting system to the end
of a robot arm, we can
trim parts. Using ultrasonic
cutting either as a tool on
the robot or a remote tool
offers a unique cutting
solution to manufacturers.
I-Cubed features four robotic
cutting, waterjet cutting, high definition plasma and online
inspection. While the technologies aren’t new, the utilization
of the technologies as an offline programmed robotic
system are new. With the utilization of calibrated robot
arms, offline programming and simulation, and proven
cutting technologies, small to medium companies can make
use of the technology.
END MILLS FOR TROCHOIDAL MILLING
New end mills for trochoidal
milling feature a unique geometry
and chip breakers for higher
performance. They provide
increased metal removal rates
of more than 30 per cent, fewer
toolpaths and longer tool life,
while enabling a high axial depth of cut of up to 4 xD,
according to the company. The end mills feature low
vibration characteristics such as variable spacing, variable
helix angles and improved micro-geometries, as well as new
high performance coatings of TiN/TiALN or ALCR and a
sub-micro grain carbide substrate. They’re available in two
cutting geometries: Jet-Cut for roughing and finishing in
steel; and coolant-through TiNox-Cut for roughing in tough
materials. Standard and long-length rougher/finishers with
flute length/diameter ratios of 2:1, 3:1 and 4:1 are available
for a wide range of materials.
www.shopmetaltech.com September 2017