The Swabian sharpening specialist VOLLMER has completed its range of products with a laser-based sharpening machine. The new machine concept for the VLaser 270 will be presented for the first time in spring 2020.The addition of laser technology makes VOLLMER a fullliner of tool machining and completes its range of grinding and erosion machines. VOLLMER drawn on its 111 years of experience in all fields to develop the VLaser 270. Innovative kinematics ensure fast and high-precision machining of ultra-hard cutting materials, always keeping the tool in the centre of the focal point based on the C-axis. The relevant automatic settings enable unmanned use of the VLaser 270 around the clock.
With the launch of its new website, KISSsoft focuses its strategy on digitizing the customer section and presenting a clearly structured and easy-to-use information and download platform. KISSsoft.com offers revised content, additional services and functions, a clear structure as well as a slick new appearance. With 8 language versions, KISSsoft strengthens its global presence and makes it easier for customers to communicate in their own language.
Paul Horn GmbH in Tübingen has expanded its range of face grooving products. To accommodate axial grooving operations with diameters ranging from 38 mm to 1,000 mm (1.496" to 39.370"), Horn is now offering new holder variants for the S224 grooving system.
The optimal and longest-possible use of tools represents a vital cost factor for machining companies. But compromises are often necessary – particularly in series production and as part of automated processes. Tools with a defined tool life are replaced as soon as the specified tool life has come to an end. In many cases, though, the tool has not truly reached the end of its tool life and replacement is not yet necessary. However, companies play it safe to avoid quality issues and the risk of producing items that later need to be rejected.
Yamazaki Mazak has underlined its commitment to the British machine tool industry with the launch of its newest fully simultaneous 5-axis machining centre – the CV5-500 – which will be the only machine in its class to have been completely conceived, designed and built in the UK.