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June 8, 2016

Toolmakers microscope

The TM Microscope Series toolmakers’ microscope is designed for measuring dimensions and angles of machined metals. It can also check the shape of screws and gears with an optional reticle attachment. A C-mount camera can be connected to the eyepiece with adapter, turning the microscope into a video inspection system.

Mitutoyo America Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5215 & #NC-725

Three-fluted drill

Offering more bores and a longer tool life compared with its twin-fluted companion, the three-fluted Tritan-Drill makes it possible to machine with a higher feed rate with rounder bores and reduced burr formation. Innovative geometry enables a low cutting pressure and optimum chip removal, especially for long-chipping workpiece materials.

Drills for machining steels, cast materials, and non-ferrous metals are available from stock in diameters of 5mm to 20mm in designs up to 8xD.

Mapal Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1410

Direct drive linear motor

The SDLM-025-070-01-01 direct drive linear motor, also known as an electric cylinder, features a built-in encoder; zero backlash and cogging; high acceleration, speed, and resolution; and long life. It has 1.25µm resolution, and is 1.00" in diameter and 2.75" long. Inside the motor housing, the linear optical quadrature encoder with differential outputs is directly connected to the shaft for accuracy.

This direct drive linear motor has a stroke length of 0.500" and a continuous force rating of 22.2oz (5.9N) and peak force of 67.2oz (18.7N). This non-commutated direct-drive servo motor features quiet, long-life, plain linear bearings and a non-rotating shaft.


Blade inserts

CoroCut QD inserts are available in sizes 0.04", 0.05", and 0.06" with internal coolant. The thinner insert blade wastes less material and allows for more parts per bar when parting off using a bar feeder. The insert cam key allows the user to leave the finger of the blade in the open position allowing for use of both hands for insert positioning. Improved toolholders’ tool steel offers 12% higher tensile strength.

Sandvik Coromant

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1500

Mastercam Community app

An iOS app is a shop-floor tool for Mastercam users and non-users, offering information, calculators, and immediate access to the Mastercam forum and knowledge base.

CNC Software Inc. / Mastercam

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-3340

Motorized industrial cart

The Drive Cart custom-built, motorized industrial cart can move up to five tons of material. It features a control panel with forward and reverse switches, an emergency stop button, battery meter, and power light. The cart’s tow hitch disengages the motor, allowing the cart to be towed by larger vehicles.

Conceptual Innovations

Centric clamping vise

The KONTEC KSC 80 centric clamping vise has jaw support for ID and OD clamping. It can be adapted for conventional clamping, short clamping depths for 5-sided machining, mold parts, plates, or saw cuts. The vise features a flat design, pre-tensioned and backlash-free center bearing, repeat accuracy of ±0.01mm, an integrated chip drain, and a protected spindle for process reliability.

Schunk Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2000

CNC simulator

The CNC simulator brings the CNC to the classroom and provides students with exposure to the CNC controls without the need for a full mill or lathe. The simulator is based on the Series Oi – Model F platform and can be operated in either milling or turning configurations. Students can program the simulator as a 3-axis mill or a 2-axis/1-spindle turning system. The simulator is portable, requiring only a standard wall outlet. Students can transfer the programs to the machines using the built-in Ethernet connections or standard Flash ATA or USB interface. The simulator is loaded with the Manual Guide i conversational programming interface, which allows the graphic generation of programs that are simulated in 3D prior to being converted back to conventional NC programs and used on machine tools.

Fanuc America Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8919 & #NC-712

Jig mills

CNC jig mill J1620 and J1620X machines are designed for mold base production, mold plates, precision hot runners, progressive and transfer dies, and other jig boring and milling applications. The fixed crossrail, massive ram design of the jig mills offers a straightness accuracy in X- and Y-axis better than 10µm, and the table squareness to the Z-axis is also better than 10µm.

Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8519