Manufacturing businesses and machine shops often use a combination of newer technologies and older but proven tools. Many times, newer tools are actually improvements on older models that have already proven their value to the industry. The industry continues to innovate, however, and bring new tools and technologies to market. Here are three great up-and-coming machining innovations to keep an eye on, according to American Machinist.
Vero-S Setup Cart
Keeping track of unused module height extensions, clamping devices and mounting screws can prove to be a challenge. Worse, even if they are all stored together, they may not be easily accessible when and where they are needed. The Vero-S setup cart from Schunk attempts to solve this problem. The cart is a wheeled organizer that features removable trays and extending drawers, and can be configured to meet an individual user’s needs. The drawers can hold almost 400 pounds and the top tray can hold nearly 900 pounds.
Polycrystalline Diamond Drill Insert
Drilling in carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer can be hard on tools. The new polycrystalline diamond (PCD) T-A Drill insert from Allied Machine & Engineering aims to fix this. The T-A Drill is designed with a replaceable tip that prevents needing to replace the entire tool. These drill inserts are designed to perform on abrasive and strong materials like CFRP-titanium stacks, chipboard, fiberglass, magnesium, aluminum, copper and titanium, making them highly versatile for applications in both automotive and aerospace industries, reports American Machinist.
Constant pH Cutting Fluid
Cutting fluid technology is also experiencing innovative developments, as seen with the introduction of Castrol’s Hysol SL 35 XBB and Alusol SL 51 XBB. Whereas traditional cutting fluid often requires the use of biocides and treatment additives to maintain stability, these new fluids from Castrol are stable longer than other cutting fluids and can maintain a stable pH of 9.0 to 9.5. In turn, this also protects from changes in acidity that can lead to expensive system repairs or a need to fully flush fluid systems.
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