Production Machining

AUG 2018

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IMTS PRODUC TS 56 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: AUGUST 2018 Updated CAD/CAM Software Improves Machine Simulation Mastercam - CNC Software Inc. | East Building, Level 3, Booth 133340 CNC Software Inc.'s Mastercam 2019 improves produc- tivity with multi-axis milling automation features, CAD and model preparation updates, expanded 3D tooling, Acceler- ated Finishing, and turning and mill-turn enhancements. The software features automated 2D through five-axis toolpath improvements. Redesigned chamfering and holemaking strategies, along with multi-axis deburring, facilitate automation. Updated milling toolpath strate- gies improve machine performance and surface finish. The software includes support for the Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning method, enhanced grooving, bar feed and other features for turning and mill-turn applications, as well as Swiss-type machine support. The software features enhanced CAD functionality and 3D model import support, improved part preparation and fixture setup tools, additional PowerSurface capabilities, and expanded support for Model-Based Definition (MBD). Its expanded digital tool library capability contributes to accurate 3D tool assembly models. The software also features updates for Sandvik Coromant CoroPlus and Ma- chiningCloud platforms. Expanded Accelerated Finishing supports taper and lens-style tools to reduce cycle time and improve surface finish. With improvements to toolpath and machine simulation, toolpath graphics and other verification and analysis tools, the software makes job-related decisions easier. Go/No-Go Gages Contribute to Reduced Process Variations Slater Tools Inc. | West Building, Level 3, Booth 432139 Slater Tools' offers a variety of CNC broaching tools, toolholders and gages. The company features its go/no-go gages, which contribute to print tolerance compliance and reduction of process variations. The gages are produced from oil-hardened M2 high speed steel to within 0.0002" (0.005 mm) and can be custom made to any shape or size. All plug and ring gages are offered for numerous shapes as full form composite, sector or progressive forms. The company also offers long form gage certification upon request. The company's rotary broach tools are designed and manufactured to precision tolerances in a range of internal and external shapes and diameters. Mul- tiple series of external and internal rotary broaching toolholders are offered, including adjustment-free versions. Keyways, hexagons, Torx-style sixlobes, serrations, splines and squares are all machined by using partial form broach tools and indexing either the tool or the workpiece, which in turn greatly reduces cutting pressure. Slater will also display its punch broaching tools designed for use in applications characterized by tough materials, deep operation and/or high tooth height, chip evacuation challenges and other factors that make them unsuit- able for rotary broaching. The tools are also suitable for applications that require no pre- drill marks, excessive material removal or timing the form to a feature on the part.

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