Complex-geometry tool manufacture and service simplified by new CNC tool grinding software

23 04 2014

The growing challenges of grinding and servicing new generations of complex-geometry drills and end mills are resolved by a new release of the Numroto tool grinding software package. Version 3.8 of NUM’s market-leading software automates multi-helical and variable flute grinding, as well as providing a new form cutter function for profile inserts. It is available to existing Numroto users as an update.

Numroto tool grinding software now automates production of complex geometry machine tools.

Numroto tool grinding software now automates production of complex geometry machine tools.

Numroto is widely regarded within the tool grinding industry as one of the best and most versatile CNC software solutions on the market. Launched by NUM in 1987, it has undergone continuous development to stay ahead of improvements and innovations in machine tool design. The software runs on NUM’s powerful Flexium+ CNC system, which offers significant advantages. These include the use of sub-nano interpolation to ensure high quality surfaces, with short cycle times to allow fast 5-axis movement – even if the part program contains a very high density of ISO sequences. Flexium+ supports all the safety functions that are needed on today’s high performance machines and can be operated very easily, using the same type of ‘dual touch’ gestures that are employed with modern smartphones.

To use full power of modern PC’s
By harnessing the speed and computational capabilities of modern PCs, the latest version of Numroto software is able to handle the extremely complex path calculations necessary to create these sophisticated flutes. Users can now define the core path geometry of flutes on end mills very easily and accurately. Designers and manufacturers often seek this functionality when optimising the chip transport characteristics of high performance machine tools – the rate at which chips are removed from the cutting face has a major bearing on the tool’s cutting speed and efficiency.

Further improvements
Working in partnership with a number of leading machine tool manufacturers and tool sharpening companies, NUM has further developed Numroto’s form cutter function to simplify insert grinding significantly. Users can now define a form cutter as a rotary tool or as a standalone profile insert. Holders with soldered or cemented inserts can still be defined as rotary tools, and the position of each insert can be probed individually, allowing any mounting inaccuracies to be detected and compensated for automatically during the grinding process.

www.Numroto.com

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3D printing and additive manufacturing: trends and technology

22 04 2014

Rapid.Tech ranks among the leading international events in the field of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The conference and trade fair is scheduled to take place for the 11th time in Erfurt on 14 and 15 May 2014, and it owes its popular success to its concept of remaining relevant to users.

Thanks to the SLS additive manufacturing (Selective Laser Sintering) technology, Ecoparts located in Rüti near Zürich can achieve functional prototypes in metal and small series of complex parts within very short deliveries.

Thanks to the SLS additive manufacturing (Selective Laser Sintering) technology, Ecoparts located in Rüti near Zürich can achieve functional prototypes in metal and small series of complex parts within very short deliveries. SLS is one of the new additive manufacturing solutions prsented in Erfurt during RapidTech.

 

With a user conference, design engineer day, specialist forums for the aviation and medical and dental technology industries, and the specialist trade fair itself there will be ample opportunity for interchange among newcomers to the field, experts, researchers and users, covering both theory and practice. In tandem with Rapid.Tech, the second German Personal Fabrication Convention FabCon 3.D will be taking place in Erfurt from 15–17 May 2014.

Key technology for nowadays challenges
Sustainability, the Industry 4.0 project and individualisation are all global trends, and there is one key technology required to implement them all: additive manufacturing (AM). To exploit the potential of AM effectively it is necessary to be fully informed about all the latest developments covering materials, processes and machines. “Generative manufacturing processes are becoming ever more relevant across multiple industries and are playing an increasingly important part in production processes. This is generating an enormous demand for information, as well as for an interchange of experiences and discussion”, reported Wieland Kniffka, Head of Messe Erfurt [Erfurt trade fair]. “Rapid.Tech sets the standard here, with its mix of think-tank, knowledge transfer and an exhibition geared toward practical applications.”

To exchange knowledge
Specialist forums under the headings of “Aviation”, “Medical Technology” and “CAD/CAM and Rapid Prototyping in Dental Technology” plus the user conference entitled “New Technologies” and the design engineer day will all give industry-insiders a chance to look at the latest applications, discuss the possibilities of additive processes in their specialist fields and cast an eye towards the future. This is also facilitated by the specialist trade fair, where around 100 exhibitors will be showcasing new developments and follow-up products.

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Ecoparts is the only company of its kind in Switzerland,” says Mr. Kündig its director. Working with two eos int M 270 ma - chines produced by eos (recently represented in s witzer - land by s pringmann) this small structure is specialized in the manufacture of complex metal parts by laser sintering.

Ecoparts is the only company of its kind in Switzerland,” says Mr. Kündig its director. Working with two EOSint M 270 machines produced by EOS (represented in Switzerland by Springmann) this small structure is specialized in the manufacture of complex metal parts by laser sintering.

 

http://www.rapidtech.de
www.fabcon-germany.com

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You can read the full article on SLS at Ecoparts here.

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New building in Rottweil for Dieterle special tools GmbH

18 04 2014

Dieterle produces very sophisticated tools and can rely on approx. 55 highly qualified employees to work with steel and carbide for internal and external machining of tools for the entire microtechnology, including medical and dental technologies.
Dieterle 2014
Tools are produced for instance to machine bone screws of all sizes, as well as dental implants using internal thread whirling tools of the smallest sizes. The company offers tools able to machine materials very difficult to machine such as titanium for instance. In this production area, highly accurate and sharp cutting tools are needed.

To face any challenge
In addition to the existing standard rotating tools, Dieterle offers a special program, newly developed, for machining of plastics such as plastomers, thermosets, and also carbon-fiber-reinforced materials, etc..

To the service of customers
With the technological progress of the CAD/CAM, Dieterle converted fully its production program in the manufacture of high-precision turning, drilling and milling tools. The company is well known for its quality and willingness to serve microtechnology with efficiency.

The new construction project is considered by the management and the staff as a further step towards a successful future for the company.

Micro precision tools offer a comprehensive range of efficient micro tools out of solid carbide.

Micro precision tools offer a comprehensive range of efficient micro tools out of solid carbide.

Otto Dieterle
Spezialwerkzeuge GmbH
Predigerstr. 56
78628 Rottweil

Tel.: +49 (0) 741 94205-12
Fax: +49 (0) 741 94205-50
mdieterle@dieterle-tools.de
www.dieterle-tools.de

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“Vericut Reviewer” iPad App Improves Shop Communication

17 04 2014

CGTech, the developer of Vericut NC verification, optimization, and simulation software, has announced that its new “Vericut Reviewer” iPad App is available through the iPad App store starting from March 1, 2014.

With VERICUT Reviewer on the iPad, shop floor personnel and other production staff can view 3D animations of CNC machining processes at the machine tool, during meetings, or at any other location.

Intuitive touch controls and navigation make it easy to rotate, pan and zoom to view machining operations from any perspective as they are being simulated.

“It’s no longer necessary to visit the NC programming office or an engineering workstation to view an NC program being simulated on a virtual CNC machine,” says CGTech Product Marketing Manager Bill Hasenjaeger. “With Vericut Reviewer on the iPad, shop floor personnel and other production staff can view 3D animations of CNC machining processes at the machine tool, during meetings, or at any other location. Intuitive touch controls and navigation make it easy to rotate, pan and zoom to view machining operations from any perspective as they are being simulated.”

Virtual machining for real analyses
Vericut’s simulation moves according to the NC code the same as the CNC machine, so virtual machining exactly mimics real machining. The user can select and closely examine specific sections of NC code where a potential problem might exist.

All is documented
A Vericut report containing information about cutting tools, job setup, machining instructions and other information can be automatically packaged within each saved Reviewer session, creating a virtual workshop document. Vericut reports are PDF files automatically generated during Vericut simulations.

A powerful tool alreday available
The NC programmer saves a “Reviewer” file after simulating his NC programs in Vericut to ensure they are correct.  The file can be saved at any point in a Vericut simulation session. It is then transferred to the Vericut Reviewer iPad App through iTunes, Dropbox for iPad App, or email. The App is offered free of charge. More information and sample Reviewer files can be downloaded from cgtech.com/ipad/

To contact CGTech
French speaking people
CGTech S.A.R.L.
Les Passerelles, 104 avenue Albert 1er
92500 Rueil-Malmaison
Phone: +33 (0)1 41-96-88-50
FAX: +33 (0)1 41-96-88-51
info.france@cgtech.com

German speaking people
CGTech Deutschland GmbH
Neusser Landstr. 384
D-50769 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221-97996-0
FAX: +49 (0)221-97996-28

www.cgtech.com

 

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Never say never. Always be innovative!

16 04 2014

Established in 1953, TDC is a leading manufacturer in Japan with proprietary expertise of precision technologies. TDC has continued to cultivate their markets through upgrading the level of their technology especially in super precise mirror polishing.

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Used in the sample return capsule for Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA)Hayabusa2 asteroid probe. Because the purpose of this capsule was for collecting samples from the asteroid only, the finish has to be totally clean, with no material derived from earth inside.

One-of-a-kind nano-technologies for mirror polishing, ultra precise processing and lapping
Therefore the super precise mirror polishing has been instrumental. This technology is being used in basic experiments in labs of major firms and universities to keep the test material even when investigating properties specific to a substance such as hardness, intensity, or composition. The company’s stance has been not to deny any request, challenging themselves to process even the most difficult of materials. They have experiences to process tantalum, tantalum, SiC, silicon and sapphire, just to name a few of the examples.

With IT development and strengthening of sales overseas, taking their unique technology to the world
The company’s technical innovations have included IT development within the company; they have introduced a system that can grasp the situation of company plants no matter whether you are in Tokyo, Osaka or Miyagi. The original intent of this particular internal tech development was to make production processes efficient, but as a result, they became able to report all production developments to customers as they happen in real time. With this system, they received the “Small Company Management Prizes Judging Committee’s Promotion Award” in 2009, for companies which put superb IT management into practice. It has been useful in information sharing between the company and customers as they work through hard issues.

Also available in Europe
As for overseas development, from 2008 the company has participated in exhibitions in North America and Europe. It is responding to orders from various countries like the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Holland, France and Scandinavian countries. Of the eight sales representatives, six are well versed in English. They can do inquiries and deals over the phone and by email without any time lag.
Using their own technology, which is to be found nowhere else, the company has continued to provide business solutions in various areas domestically, and now plans to expand its market first to Europe, then the US, and finally to the rest of the world.

TDC Corporation
www.mirror-polish.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TDC.Corporation
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FinePolishTDC

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Secure and efficient parting off with plug and play coolant

15 04 2014

CoroCut QD – the reliable system from Sandvik Coromant for deep grooves and parting off with long overhangs expands the offer of inserts and durable tools with over and under coolant. The system is supported with plug and play adaptors for easy handling and efficient coolant supply.

CoroCut QD expands the options for deep grooves and parting off with a new offer of inserts and durable tools with rigid clamping and efficient coolant supply.

CoroCut QD expands the options for deep grooves and parting off with a new offer of inserts and durable tools with rigid clamping and efficient coolant supply.

For bar feed manufacturers, process security in terms of good chip control and long reliable tool life is the key to an efficient production. To meet these needs CoroCut QD combines strong tools and inserts with rigid clamping and efficient coolant supply.

Chip control and easy coolant connection
An important aspect for long tool life and few machine stoppages is good chip control. This is achieved by combining over- and under coolant on all tools which keeps the temperature down at the cutting edge for less tool wear and a more stable performance, while at the same time providing for efficient chip evacuation. Add to the support from plug and play adaptors for easy coolant connection and a rigid yet user-friendly clamping mechanism for easy insert changes, and you get CoroCut QD. A system that not only ensures process security, but also easy handling for real machining efficiency.

Durable tools
At the cutting edge, the cutting forces are high. To withstand this, the tool material has high fatigue resistance and the tool tip seat features a back stop so the insert stays in its position preventing the seat wearing down when the insert is indexed. Also the inserts themselves are developed with good coating adhesion and high edge-line security, for long tool life in every parting off operation.

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Siams 2014, what customers want…

14 04 2014

When a company is experiencing healthy development and everything is running smoothly, the risk of operating on autopilot increases, which can lead to problems. It was this pitfall that the organisers of SIAMS wanted to avoid. They carried out a large-scale survey of the event’s exhibitors, both actual and potential, in order to better meet requirements. Before next issue that will take place in less than one month Interview with Francis Koller, director.

When asked to evaluate their satisfaction during the trade fair, exhibitors gave a score of 5.2 to the quality of the assistance provided and 5 to the quality of the visitors (good). The quantity of visitors, the quality of the welcome provided and the infrastructure were deemed to be highly satisfactory.

When asked to evaluate their satisfaction during the trade fair, exhibitors gave a score of 5.2 to the quality of the assistance provided and 5 to the quality of the visitors (good). The quantity of visitors, the quality of the welcome provided and the infrastructure were deemed to be highly satisfactory.

A specialist company carried out the telephone survey using a representative sample of customers and non-customers from both French- and German-speaking Switzerland. According to the specialist institute, the results are statistically representative and provide excellent scope for interpretation and use.

Why a survey?
“We had a good idea of the perception of SIAMS and the satisfaction of our exhibitors, but we wanted more “scientific” data to guide our decisions,” explains the director. The result: Perceptions that correspond well with the SIAMS vision. So, was this survey a waste of time? Mr. Koller states: “Absolutely not. Certainly we were very pleased to discover we were getting many things right, and that the positioning of SIAMS is almost unanimously clear, but we also identified several areas for improvement. I would also like to thank everyone who took the time to participate and answer our questions.” The average interview lasted 15 minutes, however some took over 45 minutes!

You can download the whole story published in Eurotec here.

 

PS: We’ve seen a nice invitation for Siams largely distributed in Sweden… even if regional in Switzerland, France and Germany, this trade show clearly brings people from many more countries. Its specialisation is certainly one of the reasons of this success.

Ehn&Land from Sweden activelly communicates for Siams and organise a "common trip" for customers from Sweden.

Ehn&Land from Sweden activelly communicates for Siams and organise a “common trip” for customers from Sweden.

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