Technological watch: Materials used in the tooling field : Composite tools of the cermet type (carbides)
Technological watch: Materials used in the tooling field : High Speed Steels - Coatings and additional treatments
To improve their performance and extend their service life, HSS tools can benefit from a number of additional treatments, such as conventional heat treatments, water, air and oil quenching, but also using new processes such as laser quenching or cryogenic treatments, as well as the coating of the active areas - more specifically the tips and cutting edges - by depositing titan
Cutting fluid filtration
The commission of the machine tools manufacturers had commissioned Cetim to carry out an instruction file around the problems of filtration and follow-up of machining machines.
A study on filtration was decided, with two working phases including the research of information and the preparation of the test phase, object of this synthesis.
Adaptive machining is the adaptation of NC programs to accommodate part to part variation enabling more stable and consistent production of complex or variable geometries. Repeat component manufacture requires a repeatable machine and process to ensure the product is machined to the same standard every time.
Recycling carbide tools
The life of a carbide drill bit or cutting tool is measured in fractions of a millimetre, while the tool itself could be over a hundred millimetres long. There is good reason for this, but nevertheless and end-of-life tool retains significant value due to the materials and energy used to produce it.
Improving an existing low-cost spring separator for industrial applications
Springs are typically delivered in bulk and feeding them into an assembly line is often a considerable challenge for factories engaged in assembly and installation activities. The reasons behind this difficulty are numerous since springs as a shape have some distinct features. For comprehension, some of the main features of the spring have been listed below:
Dry machining - watch file
SECO TOOLS Modern Machining Days
New solutions for intelligent and connected machine tools
This watch file offers a panorama of the latest technologies around intelligent and connected machine tools through a presentation of remarkable solutions, according to three themes: monitoring and optimisation of machining quality, monitoring of the production tool, but also monitoring and control of machining processes.
3-2-1 Rule of Work Piece Clamping
Sensory Tool Holder
A sensory tool holder is an inline tooling adapter that is capable of measuring three different dynamic responses within the tool – these being the bending moment, the tension and the torsion. With applications to both milling and turning operations, a sensory tool holder can continually collect data during a given operation and wirelessly transmits this data to a nearby laptop.
Higher hardness cutting knives thanks to laser hardening
Choose the right endmill to optimise your milling process
Solid carbide endmills are the most commonly used tools in almost every machine shop. Process engineers are always concerned with productivity gains by reducing the tooling cost, machining time and bring down the cost per part to increase the margins. The selection of the machining conditions either rely on the experience of the operator or the recommendations from the tool manufacturer.