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Tungaloy for Turning
The BXA10 from Tungaloy is a coated CBN insert that features a crater resistant PcBN substrate an a multiplayer PVD coating to provide edge toughness and wear and fracture resistance in turning operations. Available in multiple sizes and radii ranging from 0.1 to 2.4 mm. tungaloy.com
Seco for Stainless Steel
Seco Tools has three new grades for stainless steel turning. TM1501 provides speed, productivity and wear resistance on austenitic stainless; TM2501 is for low- to medium-alloyed stainless and is a general grade; TM3501 provides chip control for stainless finishing. The inserts offer new geometries and Used-Edge Detection. secotools.com
GOM 3D Scanner
The ATOS Q 3D scanner from GOM can be brought to the object of interest: it measures 340 x 240 x 83 mm and weighs less than 4 kg. With five different interchangeable lenses and a fixed camera position it can measure areas from 100 x 70 mm2 to 500 x 370 mm2. gom.com
Hexagon CAD Viewer
WORKXPLORE 2021.0 from Hexagon allows CAD files to be imported then to highlight individual parts within an assembly: selected parts are colored and the rest transparent. Permits communication to others. 32- or 64-bit client viewer executables can be selected. workxplore.com
Walter Boring Bar
The Accure-tec A3000 boring bar from Walter features a patented anti-vibration dampening system. Available in lengths of 6, 8 and 10 Dc and diameters of 1.25, 1.50 and 2 inches. Capto and HSK connections offered. Features internal coolant delivery. walter-tools.com/us
United Grinding Tool Grinder
The Walter Helitronic Raptor tool grinder from United Grinding is for grinding and re-sharpening rotationally symmetrical tools. has a 15.4-hp spindle and a work envelope to handle tools up to 12.6-inches in diameter and 11 inches in length. It can perform end face operations. Features a low-vibration gray iron frame and gantry-style construction. grinding.com
The HC20XP collaborative robot from Yaskawa is said to be the industry’s first IP67-rated cobot. Features a 1,700-mm reach and a 20-kg payload capacity. Teaching is performed through hand guiding. Capable of reaching full 80-inch pallets without requiring a lift mechanism. Made of durable cast aluminum. motoman.com
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