The MS32-6 multi-spindle machine features six main spindles and an optional synchronous spindle built on the cross slide. Designed for automatic machining of chucked parts, a double gripper-equipped robot, mounted in the work area, automatically loads and unloads parts. Even with small lot sizes, the multi-spindle machine offers a cost-effective alternative to vertical single spindle pick-up machines.

Index Corp. http://www.index-usa.com

Automatic bandsaw

The AF50 autofeed bandsaw combines a pneumatic clamping system and hydraulic feed control for automation, efficiency, and convenience and provides consistent, repeatable cuts. It operates on 115VAC, single-phase power and cuts lengths from 0.157" to 50" (4mm to 1,270mm). The pneumatic clamping system features an adjustable soft-squeeze, which reliably holds material from thin-walled tubing to 7" round steel bars.

Tormach Inc. https://www.tormach.com

Monoblock cutters for aluminum machining

Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) monoblock tools for serial production eliminate time-intensive blade setting when using cassette cutters. Monoblock tools, such as the dia-compact are immediately ready for use. The monoblock PCD tool suite features PCD cutters from 16mm to 250mm diameter.

In addition to the aluminum milling program, information for successful and cost-cutting machining of composite materials is available.

Lach Diamond Inc. https://www.lach-diamond.com