‘Redditch Revealed’ open house success

Included among the many highlights of the T W Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC) ‘Redditch Revealed’ open house at its Redditch-based Midlands & South showroom was the sale of a Hyundai-Wia LV800RM vertical turning lathe (VTL) to Sentinel Manufacturing.

Sumitomo exhibition successes

Major product launches at international machine tool venues JIMTOF2018 in Japan, AMB2018 Stuttgart and IMTS 2018 Chicago from Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal featured important developments in Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) and Polycrystalline Boron Nitride (PCBN) for hard turning, plus new milling inserts and drill range extensions.

Basketball basket milled with 5-axis technology

OPEN MIND Technologies AG has announced that its hyperMILL® CAM software has been utilized to conduct the 5-axis programming of a replica basketball hoop.
As one of the leading developers of CAM software solutions, hyperMILL was used in conjunction with a GROB G350 5-axis machining center using conical ball barrel cutters from OSG to machine the basketball hoop. Starting with a block of aluminum with a weight of more than 80kg and using a 320mm (12.6”) cutting tool length, the finished basketball hoop was milled to a final weight  of 565grams, a 99.3% material reduction.

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