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End mill for small diameters; Vision measurement system; Metal additive manufacturing for industrial production; Digitally controlled VMC; Optical, touch inspection; Swiss lathe parting-off tool

August 15, 2016

End mill for small diameters

The CoroMill 390 with size 07 inserts is a versatile cutter suited for shoulder milling, deep shoulder milling, edging, linear and helical ramping, plunge milling, slot milling, and face milling. Designed for all machine types and grades, inserts are available for all materials. The insert grade GC1130 gives the cutter an extra dimension of security when milling steel. The torque key is designed for size 07 inserts, and a built-in spring functionality allows the mounting of inserts with correct clamping force for consistent tool life. Coolant-through technology offers additional heat and chip control.

Sandvik Coromant

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1500

Vision measurement system

The Quick Vision Action series CNC vision measuring system offers a wide field of view with interchangeable objective zoom lenses to measure small to large features. The system is available with measuring ranges of 8" x 10" x 6" (250mm x 200mm x 150mm) or 16" x 16" x 8" (400mm x 400mm x 200mm), with a touch-probe measuring option available.

Mitutoyo America Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5215 & #NC-728

Metal additive manufacturing for industrial production

The Renishaw RenAM 500M builds complex metallic components directly from CAD using metal powder bed fusion technology. The machine manufactures parts within the 250mm x 250mm x 350mm build volume (9.84" x 9.84" x 13.77") and uses a ytterbium fiber laser to fuse fine metallic powders.

In-line sieving allows powder to be recycled and re-used in a single process under an inert atmosphere, reducing user interaction and turnaround time. Metallic powder is loaded into the machine hopper at the front of the system and sieved ultrasonically. Any un-melted material is returned to the hopper and passes through the ultrasonic sieve before being processed. Sieved powder is pneumatically transferred in a flow of high purity argon gas into the powder delivery silo.

A high capacity twin SafeChange filter system enables builds to run for long periods in a stable, controlled atmosphere. Filters capture process emissions, and an intelligent control system actively senses the filter’s condition and redirects the gas circuit to a clean filter before conditions deteriorate.


IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5509

Digitally controlled VMC

The Bridgeport XT 630 5-axis vertical machining center is fully-digital and designed to achieve maximum capacity and performance. The 5-axis machine offers the Siemens 840D- SL control with a 19" LCD. Axis travels in X, Y, and Z are 762mm (30"), 630mm (24.8"), and 600mm (24"). Standard machine equipment includes Big Plus CT40 spindle, 15,000rpm direct-coupled spindle with oil chiller, coolant chip flush system, 3-color stack light, 40-tool swing-arm ATC, pre-wiring for Renishaw part probe, through-ball-screw chiller, preparation for through-spindle coolant (with a rotary union), and A- and C-axis encoder.

Hardinge Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8738

Optical, touch inspection

The MarShaft Scope 600 plus 3D combines optical and touch sensors, providing 3D functionality and complete inspection of the workpiece in a single measurement. The matrix camera optically measures characteristics such as diameter, length, radius, shape, and location characteristics while a 2D sensor detects features that are not optically measurable, such as cam lift on concave cam profiles and reference (clocking) features such as holes or keyways.

Mahr Federal Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5614

Swiss lathe parting-off tool

The DuoJust Cut clamping system offers rigid insert clamping, and the toolholder is applicable for three types of inserts according to parting-off diameters. The overhang length offers stable and productive machining, and toolholders for the sub-spindle are also available as standard. Even if the first cutting edge is chipped, the other cutting edges can be used due to insert clamping design. SH725, a PVD grade for machining on Swiss lathes, extends tool life.

Tungaloy Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1654

Cutting inserts

The M4000 program uses an insert system that has a single, basic shape compatible with every M4000 body. The inserts can be used in all tools within the M4000 range. Standard cutter styles include high-feed, end, chamfer, T-slot, and helical mills.

Walter USA LLC

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1700

Modular QLS fixture plate, quick change connection

The quick locating system (QLS) fixture plate is designed for use with the Jergens’ Ball-Lock quick change system. With the connection to Ball-Lock, the QLS allows users to add the whole range of the Fixture-Pro system.

Use of the Fixture-Pro range extends the machining envelope on 5-axis machines. The modular workholding of Fixture-Pro, combined with the quick location of Ball-Lock, provides a multiplying effect on productivity. The concept offers users a system that could be changed over – even between machines – in seconds. Ball-Lock sub-plates mount directly to the machine table and provide the connection to the QLS system, which in turn connects to virtually any combination of Fixture-Pro risers, adapters and top tooling.

Jergens Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2154

Centerless grinding technology

The Century45 centerless bond platform features an exclusive chemistry that improves grain retention in the wheel. Higher-porosity wheels for a given hardness translate into wheels having a hard grade with the performance of a softer grade.

Norton Century45 wheels are available with ceramic, aluminum oxide, silicon carbide grain, and abrasive blends to maximize safety and efficiency. Wheels reduce cycle times by up to 50%, improve stock removal by more than 30%, and increase wheel life from 30% to 100% versus standard products. A continually sharp wheel face reduces grinding times through fewer passes to achieve optimal results.

Norton | Saint-Gobain

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-7051

Laser Swiss lathe

The SS207-5AX LaserSwiss, a 20mm, 7-axis Swiss-type CNC lathe with B-axis control combines Swiss style CNC machining with laser cutting on one machine. It allows manufacturers to perform Swiss turning and laser cutting operations with a single setup. All operations are programmed and driven from the machine’s Fanuc 31i-B5 CNC.

Rem Sales

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-9410

Centric clamping vise

The KONTEC KSC 80 centric clamping vise has jaw support for ID and OD clamping. It can be adapted for conventional clamping, short clamping depths for 5-sided machining, mold parts, plates, or saw cuts. The vise features a flat design, pre-tensioned and backlash-free center bearing, repeat accuracy of ±0.01mm, an integrated chip drain, and a protected spindle for process reliability.

Schunk Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2000

Square shoulder, helical milling cutters

T4-12 square shoulder and helical milling cutters allow increased depths of cut and higher metal removal rates when roughing and semi-finishing steel, cast iron, and other workpiece materials. The bigger inserts come with four curved cutting edges that lower tooling cost per part and offer smooth machining operations. Cutter diameters for larger square shoulder inserts range from 1" to 5" (25mm to 125mm), with corner radii up to 0.125" (3.1mm). Diameters for the larger helical inserts range from 2" to 4" (50mm to 100mm), with corner radii up to 0.125" (3.1mm).

Seco Tools, LLC

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1564

Inspection gage expansion

An expansion to Slater Tools’ accessory line now includes Go/No-Go inspection gages. In addition to standard sizes, inspection gages can be manufactured to custom specifications to aid with manufacturing quality assurance. Go/No-Go gages inspect for process variations such as form size, twist, and tool wear and are held to extremely tight tolerances.

Slater Tools Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2139

Automatic magazine bar feeder

The Express 220 S2 automatic magazine bar feeder loads 12ft bars with diameters from 2mm to 20mm with bar preparation up to 26mm to accommodate 20mm machines with 26mm bar capacity. The bar feeder uses a simple loading assistance design for small diameter bars with a proprietary, automatic loading mechanism and bar selection system to load small bars with 2mm to 4mm diameters.


IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8586

Surface profiling sensor

The TeleStar Probe, high resolution surface profiling sensor for OGP multisensory dimensional measurement systems, is a self-contained, off-axis, partial-coherence, interferometric range sensor for surface contour measurement. It offers measured point resolution in the sub-micron range, and supports specular and light-scattering diffuse surfaces. The probe scans up to 500 data points per second with 1µm accuracy and repeatability. It features a 25mm constant working distance, and its shallow return angle allows measurement inside bores and blind holes. It is mounted in a mechanical deployment mechanism that retracts it when not in use.

Optical Gaging Products

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5602

Touch probes, tool setters

Mida Diamond high precision machine tool touch probes and tool setters assist in controlling production, from workpiece setup and inspection to tool pre-setting and control. The Mida Diamond Touch Probes for part checks are available with wired transmission, optical transmission, and radio transmission. The Mida Diamond Visual Tool Setter (VTS) for tool checking implements a vision technology using a video camera to detect tool dimensions and can be used with dedicated measuring software for checking tools for a repeatability of less than 1µm.

Marposs Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5516 & #S-8719

Coolant ring technology holders

CRT holders, made from high quality, heat-treated steel, come with a black oxide coating and are engineered to allow for better coolant penetration deep into the bore, reducing temperature at the cutting edge. Tool overhang is infinitely adjustable rather than fixed, allowing for maximum performance without chatter or other performance related issues. Using the CRT holder, in conjunction with qualified boring bars and/or threading tools, allows for quick-change machining at optimal performance levels.

Scientific Cutting Tools

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2011

6-axis CNC tool grinder

The GrindSmart 528XF 6-axis CNC tool grinder has a traveling workhead for drills with a flute length up to 12". It can also manufacture other carbide or HSS drills and high-performance end mills. The tool grinder features a camera to locate small coolant holes and a six-station wheel/nozzle changer.

Rollomatic Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-7200 & #N-7214

Clamping system

The clamping elements of the CleverClamp system are designed for manufacturing one-off and small-batch parts are calibrated to fit the Erowa UPC and Erowa MTS production tooling systems, and clamping elements can be positioned on the serrated base rails and used horizontally or vertically. The base rails can attach workpieces of various shapes and sizes, and the CleverClamp system can be universally automated.

Erowa Technology, Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5037

Multitasking CNC lathe

The MULTUS B300II is a 1-saddle multitasking CNC lathe designed to reduce setup time and machining costs when machining process-intensive parts. It features a compact design, a rigid bed and guideway system, and an optional W version with a sub-spindle that enables a part to be handled from one spindle to the other, allowing complex parts to be machined on both ends without operator invention. Collision avoidance reduces operator mistakes in manual, MDI, and auto modes, and the base offering has a 40-tool automatic tool changer (ATC), with an optional 60-tool ATC available.

Okuma America Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8500

3D software

GibbsCAM 2016 software for production machining builds on the universal kinematic machine (UKM) technology, improving efficiency, accelerating programming speed, and enhancing visualization and accuracy for CNC machine programming.

The system’s kinematic framework enables solutions for complex programming challenges, such as oriented turning scenarios, and is compatible with a wide range of programming and machining operations, including solid modeling, high speed machining, 2-to-5 axis milling, wire-EDM, and multitask machining.

3D Systems

IMTS Booth #E-3310

Portable CMM

The Romer Absolute Arm portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM), 77 series, is designed for high-end 3D measurement applications. Improving scanning accuracy by nearly 20% and touch-probe measurement accuracy by 15% compared to the 75 series, the Romer Absolute Arm is available in five sizes from 2.5m to 4.5m measuring volumes.

The 77 series offers high precision measurement, Romer Absolute Arm technology, and user-friendly features, such as immediate usage without warm-up or referencing. Probe changes can be made without recalibration to maximize flexibility. Acoustic and haptic operator feedback facilitate usage in harsh shop-floor environments. The standard 3,000N magnetic base offers mounting options for a range of applications and part sizes.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5202

Citizen models on display

The Miyano BNX-51MSY multi-axis turning center and a Cincom L220 equipped with LFV (low frequency vibration) servo systems will be on display at IMTS 2016. Two L2000 laser systems will also be shown performing laser and conventional machining operations on a Cincom L220XII and a Miyano BNA-42GTY.

This year a major focus in the Marubeni Citizen-Cincom booth will be highly engineered accessories developed by the MCC Tech Center Engineering Team. In addition, a Fanuc robot system will be integrated to a Miyano BNA-42S2, and a Mitsubishi system will be interfaced to a Cincom L220X to unload and palletize completed components. The Cincom L12 will be equipped with a vacuum extraction and automated parts collection system.

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-9419

Large field of view measuring system

The QVI SNAP large field of view measuring system supports cellular manufacturing environments, increasing efficiency and machine utilization. Available with a range of options and configurations, optional dual magnification optics offer a high- and low-optical range with digital magnification levels within each range. Programmable LED light sources create optimum contrast for automatic edge detection. With SNAP-X software, SNAP automatically identifies and measures the part without programming.

RAM (RAM Optical Instrumentation)

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5602

Rotary broaching

Forte broaches are made from tough broaching material, the standard stock material replacing M2. A high wear resistance improves tool life, eliminates chipping, and offers a leading depth of cut. They can be used in non-Somma broach holders.

Somma Tool Co.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2027

Clamping system

The Safe-?ock clamping system provides pullout protection that withstands tough materials. Spiral-shaped grooves integrate into corresponding carbide drive pins in the tool holder, uniting frictional clamping force and positive locking for increased cutting depths, feed rates, and metal removal rates (MRR). The design doubles MRR without sacrificing runout or balance accuracy, and is available in greater variety of sizes, tapers, and clamping systems.

Haimer USA

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1452

11-axis automatic lathe

The TNL32-11 sliding/fixed headstock automatic lathe has a headstock moving in the Z-axis; identical upper and lower turrets with X-, Y-, and Z-axis; and a counter spindle moveable in the X- and Z-directions. It offers a working attachment that sits on an additional cross-slide moving in the X and Z-axes, and also features a CNC circular axis. The front working attachment makes eight additional tool stations available, four fixed tools and four live tools. The workpiece gripper can unload a machined workpiece from the counter spindle, and the tool drive in the front working attachment has an output of 3.4kW and a maximum speed of 12,000rpm. The toolholders have a mounting shank diameter of 36mm and individually controlled coolant pressure of up to 80bar is available at every station. It features a large, user-friendly work area, and tool turret indexing is performed using an NC rotary axis that controls movement via an internally meshing planetary gear, allowing the turret to be indexed to any position without requiring a mechanical locking mechanism.

Index Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8136