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FEB 2018

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MMS FEBRUARY 2018 106 JEDD COLE | EDITOR | Tooling and Workholding Face Drivers, Live Centers Now Offered LMC Workholding now offers face drivers and live centers from Tecnologie FRB, a company that designs and manufactures products incorporating advanced technology in turning, gear cutting and grinding. The FRB face drivers feature a mechanical compensating system, which is said to be highly adjustable and reliable in the most diffi- cult conditions. Work positioning is maintained with optimal repeatability. The use of centers with slots also enables turning of pipe or other workpieces with holes in the end. The live centers offer exclusive axial load distribution, allowing for higher feed rates and deeper cuts. A very high live center thrust can also be applied to the process. LMC makes all types of workholding with a heavy emphasis currently on rotational work- holding and aluminum wheel manufacturing systems. | LMC Workholding | 574-735-0225 Drill's Geometry, Coating Increase Productivity, Tool Life Seco's Feedmax-P drill is designed to boost hole- making performance for ISO P (steel) and cast iron workpiece materials. The solid carbide drill's geometry and coating can increase drilling productivity by as much as 35 percent while providing longer tool life, the company says. The geometry and TiAlN coating are said to improve chip management and deliver high application security. In addition to strong, straight cutting edges, the drill's coolant holes are close to the cutting edges for efficient cooling; its narrow land margins also minimize the heat exposed to the drill. The flute is designed to protect drill point corners and maximize chip control and evacuation. In one application, the company says that these features enable cutting speeds of 623 fpm in SMG P5 without sacrificing tool life. The drill is available in diameters ranging from 0.078" to 0.787" (2 to 20 mm), and in length-to- diameter ratios of 3×D, 5×D and 7×D. All drills come standard with through-the-tool coolant channels. Custom versions, including intermediate sizes and chamfer and step drills, are also available. | Seco Tools LLC 248-528-5200

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