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Beckwood Press Company Announces Organizational Improvements

Beckwood Press Company, a manufacturer of custom hydraulic and servo-electric presses, automation systems and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has promoted Josh Dixon to Chief Operating Officer and named Brad Cook as the Director of Operations. Dixon will oversee company operations in all areas internally and externally, guiding the people and systems to enhance customer experience and global presence. His leadership will prepare the company for future expansion, while ensuring the path follows Beckwood's mission and core va...

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I.D. Grinding Wheels Offer High Efficiency in Precision Applications

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton IDeal-Prime Internal Diameter Grinding Wheels for precision applications. The wheels feature a new Norton Quantum Prime nano-crystalline ceramic grain embedded in an optimized matrix of Norton Vitrium3 bond. "The combination of the micro-fracture properties of the new ceramic grain from Saint-Gobain Abrasives and the retention capability of the bond helps ensure long wheel life, excellent grinding efficiency and consistent part quality with superior finish that results in cost savings of 30%...

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End Mill Radii Conform to Aerospace Specifications

IMCO Carbide Tool Inc. has launched M213 STREAKERS designed to handle extreme toolpaths in aluminum alloys, provide enhanced surface finishes and meet the requirements of today's aerospace industry. Features of the M213 STREAKERS include three large flute cavities, uniquely designed end face and gashing and 37° helixes to achieve deep cuts and high feedrates. IMCO's special end face and flute grinds combine to create a free cutting action, allowing aggressive plunging and ramping moves, according to the company. "Milling in al...

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Joint Venture Between Palmgren and Arboga of Sweden

Palmgren and Arboga of Sweden have entered into a joint venture to offer drilling machines throughout North America. Founded in 1932, Arboga is the oldest Swedish manufacturer of drill presses and has sold more than 650,000 units worldwide. Arboga's versatile drilling machines are especially designed with operational features that stand up to industrial use. The Arboga drills are suited for drilling, chamfering, reaming, tapping, counterboring and spot facing. They offer lower maintenance requirements than competing drilling machines, accor...

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Face Milling Platform Combines Multi-Corner Milling, High Feedrates

YG-1 offers the FM10 PNMU face milling indexable inserts that combine multi-corner face milling performance with high-feed capabilities. The advanced design of YG-1's FM10 PNMU inserts separates the cutting edge and the wiper, resulting in 10 true cutting edges. The 36° entry angle generates thinner chips, providing operators higher feed capabilities. The curved cutting ridge and wiper design directs cutting forces axially along the strength of the machining center into the spindle. These features are designed to optimize operation...

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Distributed Drive System for Conveyor Applications

Siemens offers the Sinamics G115D, a compact drive system specifically designed for horizontal conveyor applications. The drive system comprises the motor, drive and gearbox in one unit and is offered in two versions-wall-mounted and motor-mounted. The Sinamics G115D drive system features a robust design with a high IP protection class (up to IP66/UL Type 4X) and is suitable for use in harsh environments. Due to its compact dimensions, the Sinamics G115D can be installed in confined areas. The drive system can be operated reliably over a wi...

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