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
From increased tool complexity to controlled micro geometry, modern applications of tool grinding have changed radically. What’s in store for the future? By Jeff Foregard, general manager, Anca Asia
Illinois, USA: Big Kaiser Precision Tooling’s collaboration with Team Penske will see the company sharing technologies to the American racing team in order to expand production.
Ohio, US: Lantek has reached an agreement with Polish company Promotech to supply its sheet metal software for the latter’s pipe profile cutting machines, which can cut pipes up to a diameter of 1,500 mm and a length of 12 m with oxy-fuel or plasma.
Tex Whiting, consumable sales manager for Hypertherm explains to us about the many forms of plasma cutting under different conditions and how to get the best out of it.
These days CAD/CAM is an integral part of metalworking in all sectors and companies are constantly staying one step ahead of the game.
Part of Holroyd’s EX series, the 8EX milling machine is capable of milling profiles of up to 850 mm in diameter.
Which is the best metal sheet and plate cutting process systems to use for a given application or range of products? The answer is not always simple and does not always involve just one of these processes. By Jim Colt, Application Technology Manager, Hypertherm