OCTOBER 2009 / VOLUME 61 / ISSUE 10 literature review CUSTOM PRECISION BALLS. CUTTING TOOLS. THINBIT’s catalog of INSERT HOLDER. Click Change offers a Literature from Bal-tec provides technical lathe tooling is arranged by application. brochure describing its Tooling Systems data and manufacturing information Sections include grooving, face grooving, tool body for holding carbide inserts. about its custom precision balls for boring and turning, threading and Specifications are listed, such as clamping various applications, including checking parting. Each section is organized from pressure and insert replacement dovetails, internal tapers and curved smallest ID tool to largest OD tool. repeatability. Available holders are listed tubing. The literature notes that the Pictures and illustrations are included for by part number, shank size and insert company produces balls from a few visual matching of applications. Custom type. A chart is provided showing return thousandths of an inch to 17" in diameter specification sheets are available. The on investment in days. Telephone: (800) and from standard and nonstandard catalog is also offered on CD or DVD. 466-3131. materials. Information is included about Telephone: (888) THINBIT. Click Change metallurgy, sphericity, surface finish and THINBIT www.clickchange.com inspection. www.thinbit.com Bal-tec www.precisionballs.com & www.baltecballs.com CUTTING TOOLS. Melin Tool Co.’s 144- BORING BARS. The “Standard Boring GRINDING MACHINE. Machine Control page catalog features expanded sections Bars” catalog from Rigibore Inc. includes Technology’s product sheet provides about high-performance, special use ANSI CAT, ISO 7388, BT, DIN 2080, NMTB, information on its MCT5000 5-axis CNC and general-purpose carbide and cobalt straight-shank, Weldon and parallel boring tool and cutter grinder. The brochure endmills, carbide drills, thread mills, bars. The bars are for rough, semifinish describes the types of tool features that countersinks and burs. The catalog can and finish boring. Most tools are in stock can be ground, and it lists the machine’s be viewed at the company’s Web site. and available for shipping worldwide. features, such as a workhead with 5C air Telephone: (800) 521-1078. Telephone: (262) 363-3922. collet closer and built-in coolant system. Melin Tool Co. Rigibore Inc. Specifications of the machine—which sells www.endmill.com www.rigibore.com for $108,000—are included. Telephone: (714) 952-4622. Machine Control Technology www.machinecontroltechnology.com Advertorial TITANIUM MACHINING. Sandvik PCD & PCBN CUTTING TOOLS. DEBURRING TOOLS. E-Z Burr Tool Coromant Co. offers an aerospace frame EHWA/General Tool offers a detailed Co. offers a brochure highlighting its brochure that provides information about catalog highlighting its PCD and PCBN deburring and chamfering tools. The machining titanium. Featuring the latest cutting tools. The catalog contains part catalog’s purpose is to locate tools techniques, according to the company, numbers, capabilities, specifications and without having to use the main catalog. the brochure focuses on machine application information for turning The tools’ 3-D design shows how they requirements, coolant pump pressure and inserts and tools, milling inserts, boring actually look, according to the company. volume, programming techniques and tools, grooving tools, rotation tools, bevel Telephone: (800) 783-2877. tools and toolholders. Telephone: (800) cutters, PCD saws and PCD V-cutters. E-Z Burr Tool Co. SANDVIK. Telephone: (877) 266-2322. www.ezburr.com Sandvik Coromant Co. EHWA/General Tool www.sandvik.coromant.com/us www.ehwadia.com The TheThread and Thread and HEAD STRONG Form Milling Form Milling Strength and performance are at the center of Pibomulti angle head design. 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You’ll like our form… 1-800-THREAD 4 (1-800-847-3234) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 35 Baker Road • Lake Bluff, IL 60044 www.Advent-Threadmill.com www.pibomulti-na.com 847-549-9737 • FAX 847-549-9714 email@example.com literature review DRILLS. A catalog from Allied Machine CUTTING TOOLS. 2L inc. offers the TOOLHOLDING. Briney Tooling Systems’ & Engineering Corp. describes the “Engraving & Workholding Product 104-page catalog highlights its Eccentric Revolution drill and Opening drill. The Catalog,” which provides information Bore toolholders. The endmill holder Revolution drill allows for adjustability about solid-carbide engraving tools, reduces TIR using a setscrew or Weldon of 0.200" (5.1mm) on diameter, endmills and other cutting tools, and flat setscrew. The literature states the eliminating the need for specials and spring-loaded engraving tools for CNC holder improves the out-of-concentric subsequent boring operations, according milling machines. Other products covered condition of the toolholder bore from to the company. It features removable include new engraving software, modular 0.0008" to 0.0002". The holder features cartridges. To enlarge existing holes, the and large vacuum chucks, electric an eccentric bore, imparting 0.0003" Opening drill is available in five shank vacuum pumps and air venturi vacuums. eccentricity in the direction of the styles. This tool also utilizes replaceable Telephone: (978) 567-8867. setscrew. All V40, V50, BT40 and BT50 cartridges. Telephone: (800) 321-5537. 2L inc. holders are ground with this feature. Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. www.2linc.com Telephone: (800) 752-8035. www.alliedmachine.com Briney Tooling Systems www.brineytooling.com CUTTING TOOLS. New Tech Cutting TOOL GRINDING. A DVD from Rush RING GROOVE CUTTER. Greenleaf Tools’ catalog includes information on its Machinery Inc. features products for the Corp.’s brochure highlights the Ring Max Swift-Carb high-performance endmills cutting tool industry, such as grinding tool for producing BX, R, RX and other for machining steel, stainless steel and oil filtration systems, diamond and CBN API-style ring grooves in Inconel 625 clad aluminum; the new AF5 5-flute endmill for wheel truing and dressing machines, and overlay. The literature includes machining finishing aluminum; Superbee indexable CNC carbide rod cutoff machines. Other information and recommended ceramic carbide radius, angle and special form products include polycrystalline tool and carbide insert grades for Inconel 625 cutters; New-Lube modular microspray grinders for manufacturing and regrinding and alloy and stainless steels. It features a applicators and fluids; and a variety of new PCD tools, and drill and tool grinding case study detailing a productivity increase tools. Telephone: (800) 227-9876. machines and fixtures for regrinding tools. of more than 400 percent. Telephone: New Tech Cutting Tools Telephone: (800) 929-3070. (800) 458-1850. www.newtechcuttingtools.com Rush Machinery Inc. Greenleaf Corp. www.rushmachinery.com www.greenleafcorporation.com Advertorial CUTTING TOOLS. Superior Tool Service DRILLS. YG-1 Co. Ltd.’s brochure DEBURRING TOOL. J.W. Done Corp.’s Inc. offers a brochure that highlights describes the HSS (M2) Morse taper technical bulletin highlights its Orbitool tools for drilling composite materials and shank twist drill, HSS (M2) 118° split- deburring tool for in-process deburring Patriot Cutter and Rebel Cutter solid- point 3-flat Black&Gold Silver&Deming of cross-drilled holes. The literature lists carbide endmills for milling titanium drill, HSS (M2) 60° point center drill in the tool’s benefits, including no setup and hard steel. Information is included regular and long lengths, and carbide for secondary deburring operations, regarding specials, such as reamers, lathe jobbers-length twist drill. The literature increased throughput and shorter cycle tools and broaches, and resharpening provides specifications for drill diameter, times. The bulletin shows how the tool and recoating services. Telephone: (800) shank diameter, flute length and overall operates using before-and-after photos. 428-8665. length. Telephone: (800) 765-8665. Telephone: (888) 535-3663. Superior Tool Service Inc. YG-1 Co. Ltd. J.W. Done Corp. www.superiortoolservice.com www.yg1usa.com www.jwdone.com FAST DELIVERY! Now with Diamond, TiB2, HSN2, & more coatings online. firstname.lastname@example.org literature review CUTTING TOOLS. Vardex USA’s TOOL STORAGE CABINETS. Stor-Loc CUTTING TOOLS. The 3P product literature announces a change in brand offers a brochure detailing its Standard catalog from Iscar Metals Inc. contains names to Vargus USA. The company Wide Plus (SW+) line of storage cabinets application solutions for milling, provides indexable carbide threading and for small and medium tools. The cabinets holemaking, turning, parting and thread milling tools, solid-carbide thread provide 700 sq. in. of space per drawer grooving. The 126-page catalog also milling tools, grooving and groove milling and are available in any cabinet height. includes expanded Sumo product tools, turning tools and hand deburring The products are available at the same families and highlights their features products. Telephone: (800) 828-8765. price as the company’s Standard Wide throughout the literature. Each section Vargus USA (SW) line of cabinets. Telephone: (800) contains product details and test reports. www.vargususa.com 786-7562. Telephone: (888) ISCAR88. Stor-Loc Iscar Metals Inc. www.storloc.com www.iscarmetals.com T HE Q UALITY C HOICE SHRINK-FIT Making the QUALITY CHOICE results in: Superior TIR, best possible balance, best available gripping strength and increased tool & spindle life. By far Shrink-Fit is the quality choice and the most economical system in the world today available in ANSI and DIN styles. Made in the U.S.A. Briney Tooling Systems See Us CMT At S Boo Phone today: 800-752-8035 t #260 h 18 Email: email@example.com Visit us at: www.brineytooling.com *Shrinker is a registered trademark of Tooling Innovations, Dana Point, CA Advertorial WIRE EDM SERVICES. Xact Wire EDM CUTTING TOOLS. Kyocera Industrial THREAD MILLS. Advent Tool & Corp.’s brochure describes the company, Ceramics Corp., Cutting Tools Div. offers Manufacturing Inc. introduces its its partnerships and quality policy. It also its 2010 cutting tools catalog. The “Proform” solid-carbide thread milling highlights the company’s wire EDMing of literature provides information about the tools catalog. The catalog highlights the production parts using detailed photos. company’s cutting tools and inserts for more common straight- and helical-flute The company’s facilities, capabilities and drilling, milling, turning, boring, grooving, thread mill sizes and forms. It describes equipment, and industries served are threading and Swiss-style machining. how the company can provide more detailed. The literature includes customer Telephone: (800) 823-7284. tool options than typically available at testimonials. Telephone: (800) 798- Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp., reduced prices. The catalog provides inch 9228. Cutting Tools Div. and metric specifications. Telephone: Xact Wire EDM Corp. americas.kyocera.com/kicc/cuttingtools (800) THREAD4. www.xactedm.com Advent Tool & Manufacturing Inc. www.advent-threadmill.com When the chips are down... 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The report features and letter sizes, including decimal sizes in endmills such as the AxMill, F45 and V4 application engineering and services, increments of 0.0005" for sizes 0.0280" are also featured. Information is provided technology training, awareness programs to 0.2575" and 0.001" increments for about PowerZ zirconium-based and and manufacturing consortium efforts. sizes 0.2580" to 0.5050". Telephone: PowerA AlTiN-formulated tool coatings. Telephone: (724) 539-8811. (888) CARBIDE. Telephone: (727) 726-5336. The National Center for Defense Monster Tool Co. Mastercut Tool Corp. Manufacturing and Machining www.monstertool.com www.mastercuttool.com www.ncdmm.org MICRO ENDMILLS. Arch Micro Tool’s CAD/CAM SOFTWARE. CNC Software RECYCLING CENTRIFUGE. Sanborn catalog features micro square and Inc. offers a brochure that describes Technologies’ brochure highlights ballnose tools. The 28-page catalog the Mastercam X4 suite of CAD/ the Turbo-Separator Model T5/T6 details specifications and pricing for CAM products. It lists the benefits centrifuge for removing grinding swarf more than 500 standard products. The of the software, such as 2- through and eliminating solids from coolants, tools are available in a diameter range 5-axis toolpath generation and oils and other fluids without the use of of 0.003" to 0.250" in 2-, 3- and 4-flute multiple-core processing support. The filter media. Applications are described designs. Information is included on the literature provides details on features for coolant and oil purification, carbide submicron-grain carbide substrates and for milling, modeling, turning and recovery, ceramic grinding swarf removal optional TiCN, AlTiN or CVD diamond router programming. Custom utilities and recycling vibratory compound. coatings. Telephone: (877) 335-7519. for specialized applications are also Telephone: (800) 343-3381. Arch Micro Tool highlighted. Telephone: (800) 228-2877. Sanborn Technologies www.archmicrotool.com CNC Software Inc. www.sanborntechnologies.com www.mastercam.com Advertorial TOOL PRESETTER. Zoller Inc. TURNING INSERTS. Sumitomo Electric CUTTING TOOLS. Kennametal introduces the venturion tool presetter Carbide Inc.’s brochure highlights its steel Inc.’s “Wind Energy” booklet provides and measuring machine brochure. The turning grades AC820P and AC830P information on tools for manufacturing 12-page brochure lists the benefits of the for general-purpose turning, interrupted wind energy components. Featured presetter, highlighting its modular design. cutting and roughing. The Super FF tools include KSEM modular drills, System specifications and software (Fine and Flat) coating structure and its Beyond turning inserts, and Dodeka and features are provided. The functionality features are described. The brochure uses FixPerfect milling cutters. The literature of the basic version is described in detail. application examples, photos and graphs also contains information on the Telephone: (734) 332-4851. to illustrate the grades’ capabilities. toolmaker’s project engineering services. Zoller Inc. Telephone: (800) 950-5202. Telephone: (800) 446-7738. www.zoller-usa.com Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. Kennametal Inc. www.sumicarbide.com www.kennametal.com MADE IN THE U.S.A. SHORTER IS BETTER ! GET THE TOOL LENGTH YOU REALLY NEED! ADD SPEED, RIGIDITY, AND TOOL LIFE TO YOUR APPLICATION TODAY! NOW OFFERING BLUE@GROUND FACT: WHEN AN END MILL IS LONGER THAN IT NEEDS TO BE, IT COSTS MORE AND RUNS SLOWER. SHIPPING RATES 1500 NEW TOOL LENGTHS ! MOST STANDARD RADII IN STOCK! 1- 800-227-9876 - WWW.SWIFTCARB.COM - SALES@SWIFTCARB.COM literature review ENDMILLS. Onsrud Cutter LP offers MILLING TOOLS. Mil-Tec’s product DRILLS. ATI Stellram has a 52-page a product sheet detailing its 5-flute catalog highlights its indexable carbide catalog detailing its Hardcore dual- endmills for slotting, profiling and milling systems. Featured are the carbide drilling system. Specifications, semifinishing. The literature lists the Freedom Cutter Plus+, which has a high- including drilling tolerances, and benefits of the tools: they incorporate density pocket design, and High-Velocity technical data, including recommended variable-flute indexing to reduce chatter; indexable endmills, which range from 5⁄8" cutting conditions, are given. The catalog use nanoscale grain, high-transverse to 2" in diameter. Telephone: (800) 564- contains information on tool setup, rupture strength carbide for long life; and 5832. coolant conditions, operating guidelines are available with a range of corner radii Mil-Tec and power consumption for a variety of and neck and flute lengths. Telephone: www.miltecusa.com materials. Troubleshooting instructions (847) 362-1560. are provided. Telephone: (615) 641-4200. Onsrud Cutter LP ATI Stellram www.onsrud.com www.atistellram.com ROTARY CUTTING TOOLS CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY Meeting all of your Solid Carbide Cutting Tool needs with a large inventory of: Endmills - Burs - Drills - Reamers - Routers & High-performance tools. Items featured here: AxMill aluminum cutters - • highest possible feed rates • highest possible finish in aluminum milling. Available in 2 flute, 3 flute & chipbreaker options, coated or uncoated. Call or email for more details. 965 F. Harbor Lake Drive - Safety Harbor - FL 34695 Phone: 727-726-5336 - Fax: 727-725-2532 Email: email@example.com www.mastercuttool.com Advertorial TOOLING. Seco Tools’ eight-page CUTTING TOOLS. Micro 100 Tool Corp.’s LIVE CENTERS & HEADS. Sowa Tool brochure features photographs and catalog No. 128 provides information & Machine Co. Ltd.’s accessories catalog charts illustrating semistandard, about the company’s carbide tools in showcases Skoda live centers and Narex made-to-order, modular cartridges and standard inch as well as metric sizes, boring and facing heads. The live centers toolholders for its Jetstream tooling. including prices. The catalog describes include heavy-duty, CNC, extended point This toolholder line complements the new products, such as Shredder roughing and bull-nose styles. The boring and company’s Jetstream tools, which the endmills and V-Hemoth variable-helix facing heads are for boring cylindrical brochure says deliver coolant directly endmills. It also includes a large range holes and machining external cylindrical at an insert’s cutting edge for better of boring and grooving tools. Telephone: surfaces. Telephone: (800) 265-8221. chip control and higher machining (800) 421-8065. Sowa Tool & Machine Co. Ltd. parameters. Telephone: (248) 832-8326. Micro 100 Tool Corp. www.sowatool.com Seco Tools www.micro100.com www.secotools.com Jawnuts and Keys • Made from 4140 steel • Always in stock • Competitively Priced • Made in the USA ISO 9000 Certified QMS 2115 Progress Drive | Springfield, Ohio 45505 | www.dillonmfg.com Phone: 1-800-428-1133 | Fax: 1-800-634-6480 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org literature review Advertorial CUTTING TOOLS. M.A. Ford CUTTING TOOLS. Widia’s “Advances TURNING INSERTS. Arno Rouse USA Manufacturing Co. Inc. offers a 360-page, 2009” catalog details its milling, LLC introduces a catalog featuring NM2, full-color catalog that includes all the turning, holemaking, threading, grooving NMR and PM1 insert geometries for products the company manufactures. and cutoff tools. It includes product turning. The inserts are available with These include carbide drills and endmills, specifications and applications. The new coatings, which the catalog states carbide reamers, carbide and HSS catalog also describes the company’s offer excellent thermal wear resistance countersinks, carbide burs, boring tools, training services, custom tooling and high toughness. The company microtools and specials. The catalog is products, supply chain services and offers an assortment of high-positive, available as an interactive PDF and can carbide recycling and reconditioning replaceable inserts for machining be downloaded from the company’s Web programs. The catalog is available in aluminum, brass, copper, plastic and site. Telephone: (800) 553-8024. print or as a downloadable PDF on the titanium. The aluminum program inserts M.A. Ford Manufacturing Co. Inc. company’s Web site. Telephone: (800) are ISO standard. Telephone: (800) 943- www.maford.com 446-7738. 4426. Widia Arno Rouse USA LLC www.widia.com www.arno-rouse.com CUSTOM TOOLING. A brochure from CUTTING TOOLS. Ultra-Tool’s catalog MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION. 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