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MAY 2018

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MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW Modern Machine Shop 151 Band Saw Separates AM Parts from Base Plates Kasto Maschinenbau has developed a sawing system for additively manufactured parts, the KastoWin AMC. The automatic band saw is designed for individual offcuts of additively manufactured components. Its 180-degree turning device and intelligent control system increase productivity, efficiency, precision and safety. The band saw's turning device rotates workpieces by 180 degrees, reducing wear on the saw blade. Only small quantities of chips are drawn through the cutting channel, resulting in an efficient, precise, reliable cutting process. The base plate of addi- tively manufactured parts can be bolted to the fixture by a handling unit or crane, or it can be fixed in position by an optional quick-clamp- ing system. The operator enters the thickness of the base plate in the SmartCon- trol controller and the job wizard. The upper section of the saw moves to the height required, and the saw separates the parts with the required tolerance. The band saw's standard cutting range is 400 × 400 mm, with other ranges avail- able on request. The saw has an infinitely-adjustable electromechanical downfeed with servomotor and a fre- quency-controlled spur gear mechanism that is said to achieve cutting speeds of 12 to 150 m/min. The torsion- ally rigid welded structure with vibration-optimized ribbing is designed for quiet operation. A minimum-quan- tity-lubrication system with automatic monitoring pro- vides cooling. Users can monitor the band saw remotely for trou- bleshooting and optimization. | Kasto Inc. 724-325-5600 kasto.com ZEISS X-ray family Industrial computed tomography gives you entirely new insights by making it possible to capture the whole volume with all internal structures. With the ZEISS X-ray family, you can successfully perform complex analysis, measuring and inspection jobs with only one scan. Find out more at www.zeiss.com/ct Performing complex measuring jobs at a glance. ZEISS Computed Tomography

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