Production Machining

APR 2017

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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CAM, Simulation Software Handles Multitasking Machine Operations Booth 804 3D Systems will be showcasing its GibbsCAM CNC programming software, with demonstrations focusing on programming, simula- tion and postprocessing for standard and Swiss-type multitasking machines. GibbsCAM MTM software provides all the turning and multi-axis milling functions for programming multitasking machines in a single, shop-friendly interface, the company says. The Machine Simulation module helps ensure accurate, reliable and efficient tool motion before sending CNC programs to the machine. The software also features a library of over 1,800 postprocessors to support the growing variety of standard and Swiss-type multitask- ing machines from nearly 100 manufacturers. Each postprocessor has been developed for a specific combination of machine, machine options, machine control and shop process preference. Equipped with automatic bar feeders and part catchers, mul- titasking machines are often operated unattended, lights-out; GibbsCAM's ability to program and postprocess all the functions and auxiliary operations makes it the ideal programming system for these machines, the company says. :: GibbsCAM by 3D Systems 800-654-9399, Cams for Optimum Screw Machine Performance Booth 823 Champion Screw Machine provides the actuation cams that are essential for optimum machine performance. The correct choice of cams can enhance a machine's speed and part quality. The company provides an extensive line of cams for the screw machine industry as well as other cam-driven applications. This includes cams for Acme-Gridley, Conomatic, New Britain, Tornos- Bechler; Euroturn, Schütte, Gildemeister, Davenport, Wickman, MAS33, Goss & DeLeeuw and other machines. It manufactures many styles of cams, fitting all multi-spindle slide positions includ- ing drum/cylindrical style cams, flat/plate cams, internal-path cams and others, for various applications, which include pickoff, back- working, thread rolling, stamping, radial or axial thread cutting and non-standard cycle cams. The company also has the capability to engineer special cams to fit custom needs as well as solve specific problems by decreasing tool wear and increasing production with chipbreaking cams or multiple- rise cams. It can also reverse-engineer existing special cams. :: Champion Screw Machine Engineering Inc. 800-727-2763, Cold Drawn Bar Up to 3" Available for Stocking Programs Booth 1017 Capital Steel & Wire Inc. is a cold finishing mill for cold-drawn bar up to 3" in diameter. In addition, with its cold saw division, the company is able to provide material as either long bar or production "op. 10" lengths specific to a given application. Utilizing multiple warehousing locations and processing facilities, the company is able to supply cus- tomers with just-in-time deliveries and stocking programs to meet the needs of even the most diverse machine shops. :: Capital Steel & Wire Inc. 866-773-7800, Solid Carbide Flat Bottom Drill for Many Applications Booth 1006 Parts are becoming more challenging as designers incorporate multiple drilled features into complex shapes. To meet this chal- lenge, Mitsubishi Materials has developed the MFE flat bottom drill. The MFE series is designed to provide a stable, one-shot solu- tion for pilot to 2 × D drilling in a range of machining scenarios, in- cluding angled and circular surfaces, shoulder and thin plate drilling, hydraulic spools, intersecting holes, cast holes and counter bores. The drills feature DP1020 coating for longer tool life and are avail- able in inch and metric diameters ranging from 3 mm to 20 mm. :: Mitsubishi Materials USA Corp. 800-523-0800, :: 35 PMTS 2017

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