Have you ever wanted to upgrade your optical comparator to something newer and with more options?
Fowler Precision Tools has something to share with you that may help you take your current optical comparator from the stone age to something more digital and user friendly. Take a look at the following video's and see what Fowler has to share. You will find 3 YouTube video's below with a solution for shop's to upgrade some of their older optical comparator's.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you get started in the right direction to upgrading your older equipment.
YG-1 Tool Co.'s V7PlusA series of end mills features four-flute and six-flute models.
YG-1 Tool Co. will display the V7PlusA series of end mills, which features four- and six-flute models, and the Titanox series, which offers four- and five-flute models that provide better performance in heavy cutting, trochoidal milling and fine finishing, according to the company.
The six-flute models from the V7PlusA series offer improved cutting geometry, making them more applicable to trochoidal and peel milling. For heavier cuts, the four-flute models provide variable-helix and unequal pitch design, which helps to eliminate vibration.
New Product Post - 6/26/2018. Edited by Patrick Barney, Editorial Assistant. Article in Modern Machine Shop.
Inspection Arsenal from Phillips Precision is a lean quick-swap fixture system designed to enhance the value of Fowler's new zCAT portable DCC CMM.
New for the zCAT, a custom base was designed with four locations that accept Loc-N-Load quick-swap fixture plates. Two bundled configurations are available that include 6" x 6" and 6" x 12" fixture plates, a specially designed removable qualifying ball plate and a versatile angle plate. Also included is a workholding kit versatile enough to hold most any part.
"The Loc-N-Load fixture system enhances the easy `teach and repeat' mode that sets the zCAT apart," said a company spokesperson. "Once programmed, the zCAT takes over, ensuring precise, repeatable results as many times as necessary." By fixturing on quick-swap plates, inspectors can change parts without building and breaking down set-ups. Several unique parts can be set up or multiples of the same part fixtured and programs repeated. Affordable plates can be dedicated and kept with the job box for fast, repeatable set-ups.
"These two products offer similar benefits," said the spokesperson. "They are an affordable solution for companies just starting out with automated inspection or for those wanting to complement existing CMMs. Both Inspection Arsenal and zCat help to break inspection bottlenecks with a short learning curve and by speeding inspections on the shop floor - inspections that can be conducted by anyone." Inspection Arsenal also offers companies an opportunity to standardize across all CMMs with its full line of interlocking fixture plates and non-marring workholding.
YG-1 Technical Center is located in Charlotte, North Carolina was established in 2014 with charge for the develop, produce, test and demonstrate high performance tooling for the most demanding manufacture customers in the north American market.
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NTK's industry leading line of ceramic cutting tools is expanding with new solid ceramic end mills. It's time to upgrade from carbide to this unique "SX9" SiAlON end mill which increases productivity more than 10 times over traditional end mills when machining Heat Resistant Super Alloy (HRSA) materials. NTK's durable SX9 grade can run at speeds of 2000 SFM. The line-up includes 4 and 6 flutes in inch and metric versions.
Designed for internal threading and grooving applications, the Carmex Modular Line (ML) uses a single boring bar that can be fitted with multiple adapters offering high accuracy, easy adjustment and full repeatability. Coated with abrasive-resistant nickel, the ML adapters can be used with all Carmex standard thread turning inserts sizes 16, 22 and 27 mm. The 16 mm grooving inserts fit the MLR-L 16-32 and MLR-L 16-40 adapters.
According to Jim White, National Sales Manager for Carmex USA, "The combination of high quality and flexibility in our ML not only provides high performance in internal machining, deep thread generation and grooving; it can also save appreciable costs by reducing tool inventories. The boring bars and adapters are designed for use with internal high-pressure as well as conventional coolant."
The carbide shank toolholders from Carmex Precision Tools Ltd. offer vibration resistance and longer reach. The vertical inserts are constructed of BLU-Sub-micron grade carbide with advanced PVD triple layer coating for high heat resistance, smoother cutting operation and better finish. Toolholders feature through coolant, and inserts can be quickly indexed.
Capable of threading, grooving, boring, profiling and chamfering, these units are suitable for long threads or long-reach applications, as well as small diameter, course pitch threads.
Jim White, National Sales Manager for Carmex USA, said, "The increased Swiss-style machining for complex part production has resulted in the introduction of a wide range of tools for grooving and other applications. Due to our more than 28 years of experience in thread milling applications, Carmex engineering has developed a superior and more versatile tool for multiple applications. The insert is positioned in a recessed pocket in the toolholder that provides additional support, while the carbide construction minimizes vibration even in long-reach applications. This results in a combination of improved performance and longer tool life."
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