Walter introduces heptagon cutter designed to suit a range of cast-iron machining conditions
Xtra.tec F4045 heptagon cutter
The Xtra.tec F4045 heptagon cutter from Walter features indexable inserts with 14 cutting faces and is available in close and medium pitches to suit a range of cast-iron machining conditions.
Designed for cutting depths in the 4–6mm range, the F4045 is said to be able to easily and quickly swap the negative basic shape insert geometries — stable, universal and easy cutting — and the cutter can utilise Tiger.tec Silver or PVD Tiger.tec WKK25-grade inserts.
The clamping wedge pivots after just a few turns of the clamping screw at the side, making the inserts readily accessible, according to the company.
Luton-based TRUMPF UK held a successful open house last week. The event welcomed more than 250 people from the OEM and subcontracting sectors — many of whom were first-time visitors. At the open house, TRUMPF received orders for machines from each of its technology groups and had the opportunity to introduce its new TruServices Centre — a £160,000 hub that supports customers throughout the lifecycle of their machines and beyond.
SpiroGrooving — a method for seal ring grooves developed by Sandvik Coromant — is designed to ensure the high output of quality components and to meet tough security demands. Used with the CoroBore XL system, it utilises a spirograph toolpath to create close-tolerance seal ring grooves in a secure and productive way.
Delcam partnered with Fidia to hold an open house event on 25–26 February at Paragon D&E in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The event, with the theme ‘Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Today’, saw the debut of the Fidia GTFM gantry CNC machine, the first machine from Fidia to be built in the US by Paragon, and demonstrations of Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM software and its new interface with Fidia’s ViMill anti-collision technology.
Sandvik Coromant is planning to highlight recent innovations developed with its technology partner Mitis at JEC Europe, which is due to take place on 10–12 March 2015. In addition, visitors to the show on 10 March are invited to attend a free presentation on the subject of vibration-assisted drilling in the Agora area at 11:00.
The new CoroMill QD groove milling concept from Sandvik Coromant features internal coolant and dedicated insert geometries for milling with high process security.