Faster cutting with good cut quality is just one of the benefits when using nesting software. Amey Save, product application engineer, Hypertherm Asia-Pacific, tells us more.

A gear cutter can be mounted on the adjustable tool holder from Heimatec so that gear hobbing can be performed directly on the tool turret and/or the milling spindle of a lathe.

In addition to releasing an industry first for turning, Sandvik Coromant is expanding its offerings for Industry 4.0. APMEN was in Sweden to cover the company’s latest developments. By Jonathan Chou

Today’s waterjets can cut much faster than CNC mills and wire EDM machines, and with high precision. But it is not only the cutting speeds and tight tolerances that make them so attractive. By Dr John H Olsen, vice president of operations at Omax Corporation

The GlobalMax abrasive waterjet system from Omax will measure 3,100 mm by 1645 mm with a 3,050 mm by 1,530 mm cutting bed size. The system has closed loop, brushless servo motors, as well as anodised drive system components.

Iscar introduces three new chipformers: The R3P, M3P and F3P. All three chipformers has a reinforced cutting edge with positive rake angles for smooth cutting and reduced cutting forces.

The KastoMicut series of band saws have a cutting range of 260 mm for round stock and 310 by 260 mm for flat stock. Mitre cuts are possible from -45 to +60 degrees. The mitre angle is continuously adjustable, as is the cutting speed, which can be set from 20 to 120 m per minute. A torsionally rigid, vibration-damped cast iron frame provides support for the saw blade.

Hypertherm’s FlushCut consumables are compatible with Powermax105 and 125 systems, and has an angled nozzle bore that delivers the plasma arc at a 45-degree angle.

As Taiwan’s machine tool industry matures, it aims to make its mark on the trends that are shaping the global market.

Automated entry-level solutions for laser cutting offer benefits such as reducing user workload and more efficient loading and unloading cycles. By Jean-Pierre Neuhaus, head of corporate communications, Bystronic.

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