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SEP 2018

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MMS SEPTEMBER 2018 184 IMTS 2018 Products On Display Save labor costs with unattended operation Small Conveyors & Accumulators 800-586-4585 Quick easy quotes: Grinder Capable of Multi-Level Machining of Solid Carbide Tools Vollmer's VGrind 360 grinds carbide tools ranging to a diameter of 100 mm. The machine has two vertical spindles to enable multi-level machining. Manufacturers can quickly and precisely produce large numbers of milling cutters, drills or reamers with blanks made from either solid car- bide or high speed steel (HSS). Automated features such as the eight-wheel pack changer, wheel compensation and a free-arm robot enable continuous, unsupervised machining. The machine is available with either two vertical spin- dles for grinding wheel packages or with one grinding wheel spindle and one high-frequency spindle plus an automatic toolchanger. The high-frequency spindle allows the grinding of special pocket seats for polycrystalline dia- mond (PCD) plates. The HC 4 compact machine includes a chain magazine with 39 spaces for standardized HSK 63-A hollow-shank tapers or as many as 158 shank workpieces. With five CNC axes, the Numrotoplus-controlled grinder is designed for enhanced interpolation with short travel linear-axis and swivel distances. Optional features include a roughing unit and tool magazine with eight grinding wheel packages. | Vollmer of America Corp. | North, Level 3, Booth 237047 CAM Software Increases Cutter Life, Reduces Mold Spotting Time CGS North America Inc. sells and supports Cam-Tool and CG Camtool for SolidWorks. Cam-Tool has been designed for the mold and die industry. Its tools are suit- able for die and mold applications. CGS's surface-based CAM calculation engine produces accurate NC data and makes the software well suited for high accuracy 3D machining. The benefits of accurate NC code include increased cutter life and improved surface finish and accuracy. These result in reduced mold spotting time. | CGS North America Inc. | East, Level 3, Booth 133006

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