Todd Hughes is now the Regional Sales Manager for Nidec Machine Tool America (NMTA). He is responsible for gear machine tool sales in California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Arizona, and British Columbia. In a first for NMTA, Mr. Hughes will also promote and help customers with the full complement of gear-cutting tools, such as hobs, shaper cutters, skiving tools, shave tools, and tool services such as sharpening and coating.
When developing the AF160, maximum versatility was the key goal of the Engineering Department of the Swiss family enterprise Affolter Group, a world technology leader in high-precision gear hobbing solutions. Vincent Affolter, Managing Director of the Affolter Group, explains: “The AF160 is designed for high precision manufacturers that need flexibility and efficiency. With its eight axes, sophisticated automation solutions, and an innovative quick-change system, the machine provides exactly that.”
West Ohio Tool, one of America’s leading manufacturers of custom-designed carbide, polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and cubic boron nitride (CBN) tooling, continues its growth and market expansion with the acquisition of several certifications that benefit women-owned businesses.
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, allows Seco Tools to create products that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to manufacture. The advantages include shorter lead times, improved tool life and increased sustainability.
Cutting tool specialist Sandvik Coromant is expanding its offering of CoroMill Plura HD solid end mills for heavy-duty roughing in steel and stainless steel with two new grades. This new generation of grades features the unique Zertivo™ 2.0 coating, which combines world-class productivity with an exceptional metal removal rate and the highest possible process security.
Capital Tool Industries (CTI), a leading gear-cutting tool manufacturer in India is pleased to announce the acquisition of long-established gear tool manufacturer Mico Tools (Mishalle NV) in Belgium. The acquisition extends the CTI footprint in Europe and expands its Gear Cutting Tools product line, especially the Power Skiving Cutters.
TN Vaerktoejsslibning, Denmark’s second-largest precision tooling company, is deploying Numroto, the programming system for tool grinding from NUM across its entire production floor. The company cites highly successful long-term experience of the software, together with excellent technical support from NUM, as the key reasons for choosing to standardize on Numroto.
Hear from Sandvik Coromant’s president this International Women’s Day
March 8, 2023
This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) follows the theme of “embracing equity”—focusing on giving fair opportunities for everyone to succeed. As a business invested in its people, metal-cutting leader Sandvik Coromant highlights the experience of its president, Helen Blomqvist.
New machining method opens up for turning several complex features with one tool
March 8, 2023
Sandvik Coromant, a cutting tool and tooling system specialist, has introduced a new method for turning complicated shapes and pockets with a single tool. Y-axis turning offers benefits such as reduced cycle time, improved component surface quality and more stable machining.