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Cutting Tools 70 MoldMaking Technology —— JULY 2018 ©2018 Crystallume DIAMOND DONE RIGHT Made in the U.S.A. www.crystallume.com To learn more, call 1-800-789-4322 Hard Metal, Graphite or Green Carbide? Crystallume delivers unparalleled performance and cost effective solutions. For the toughest jobs & finest details, manufacturers rely on Crystallume. SOLVING PROBLEMS WITH TECHNOLOGY Toolholding Collet System Uses Mechanics to Create Grip Force Rego-Fix says that the powRgrip tool- holding collet system generates clamp- ing forces equally as strong, if not stronger, than shrink-fit holders. The powRgrip system consists of three main components—holder, collet and press fit assembly mounting unit—that work together to generate what Rego-Fix describes as superior clamping force, high-vibration dampening and extreme precision. Unlike other clamping systems for which heat or hydraulics are used to expand the material, the powRgrip uses the mechanical properties of the holder material to generate gripping force with tool run-out below 0.0001". Interchangeable collets are available from 0.125-1.000". They are available in metric sizes as well, and they hold both carbide and high speed steel tools. The powRgrip system takes less than 10 seconds to press in a tool or to remove a tool from the holder. Because the system does not rely on heat, machinists can use the tools immediately after a tool change. Cycle testing of the system exceeded 20,000 insertions and removals. The powRgrip product line offers several ancillary technologies and accessories. Large powRgrip PG 32 collets are especially well suited for machining components that are made from Inconel and titanium. The large powRgrip PG 32 collets are also well suited for Rego-Fix secuRgrip technology, which combines powRgrip's gripping strength with a patented locking key system. Xtended Length Toolholders also enable operators to tackle machining appli- cations that require longer reach or present clearance challenges. Likewise, computer, communication and consumer electronics manufacturers can tackle the specific demands of small complex parts and molds with the slim-nose PG6 toolholders. These toolholders enable machinists to access difficult-to-reach features when drilling or milling. Rego-Fix Tool Corp. / 317-870-5959 / rego-fix.com Coating on Turning-Grade Inserts Resists Adhesion, Microchipping Sumitomo offers its line of AC1030U turning grade inserts for precision machin- ing, which are available in many geometries, including the company's GND groov- ing line. The inserts have an Absotech Bronze PVD coat- ing and a substrate, which are designed to create a high-quality cutting edge, resist adhesion and microchipping, and result in better surface finish. Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. / 800-950-5202 / sumicarbide.com

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