Trumpf launches deburring tool

Trumpf is introducing its TruTool TKA 700 deburrer for chamfer lengths of up to 7 mm in mild steel (400 N/mm2). Only two work steps are required: the user can achieve 5 mm in the first step with the new model, with the remaining 2 mm generated in the second step. Different multi-edge cutters make it possible to produce helix angles between 15° and 60° (in 5° increments). Furthermore, users can deploy the new deburrer in weld seam preparation applications.

Even chamfering with radii of 2, 3 or 4 mm is possible without any problems. Notably, the tool features a 1700 W compact angular geared motor with speed control. According to Trumpf, the machine holds up even when the user is operating with high pressures and considerable feed rates, without any negative impact on the power unit’s useful life. The TruTool TKA 700 also features additional overload protection, which prevents the power unit from overheating in extreme cases of overstressing.

Ergonomics are very important in the practical operation of power tools, which is why Trumpf has ensured that the new deburrer is particularly quiet with low vibration levels thanks to precision-manufactured gears. The integrated soft start also facilitates smooth start-up, while a mechanical safety clutch minimises any kickback if the machine becomes blocked. This effect can happen when a chamfer length is set which is not compatible with the material, for example.

The handle position is also helpful, ensuring the user’s guiding hand is very close to the machining area, thus aiding stability and precise guidance. Trumpf’s new TruTool TKA 700 weighs just 3.5 kg.

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GrindingHub registration now open

In the past few weeks the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) has sent out registration forms to potential GrindingHub exhibitors all over the world.
“We first presented our trade fair concept just a couple of months ago, and since then we have succeeded in creating registration forms for the new GrindingHub exhibition and distributing them within record time,” reports VDW executive manager Dr Wilfried Schäfer.

VDW will be organising GrindingHub from 2022 in co-operation with Messe Stuttgart. The aim is to establish the event as the new leading trade fair for grinding technology and superfinishing. It will take place for the first time from 17 to 20 May 2022.
“Our goal is to concentrate on grinding technology itself and address the complete market,” explains Schäfer. The focus is therefore on grinding machines and abrasives, but also on the entire production environment of grinding technology, including relevant software tools, process peripherals and the necessary measuring and testing systems for all quality management processes related to grinding. In addition, the event will present focal points in the special ‘Grinding Solution Park’ exhibition area.

The face-to-face event will be supplemented by digital services for exhibitors and visitors, as well as a web conference in the years between the fairs. Plans for the show have already met with strong approval from many potential GrindingHub exhibitors.
“Companies from the industry approached the VDW and asked us to devise an expandable concept for a new trade fair,” says Schäfer. “We’re more than confident that we’ll be able to meet these demands.”

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MTC hosts diversity webinars

The MTC’s Tilly Shilling Initiative is hosting a series of virtual webinars to promote diversity and inclusivity in manufacturing. A total of seven webinars, run in conjunction with OAS, aim to encourage diversity, inclusion and family balance in STEM and the engineering community. At the first event, the MTC discussed the importance of LGBT+ diversity in manufacturing, and this webinar is now available on demand. The second event on 23 June will discuss the role of women in engineering, with other events set to cover employability, neurodiversity, the role of parents, racial diversity and authenticity in the workplace.

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Crestchic expands

Crestchic Loadbanks, a UK-headquartered manufacturer of load testing equipment, has announced plans to extend its factory, adding 60% to the current site footprint, while also recruiting a further 30 people. Work is officially due to commence in August 2021, with an anticipated nine-month build time. The company, based in Burton-on-Trent, has bucked the trend during the recent pandemic, resulting in the need to expand and recruit new talent. Paul Brickman, sales and marketing director at Crestchic, says: “The investments we are making in our business will help to meet increased demand from our core sectors.”

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Gearing up for DeburringExpo

Production engineers interested in the latest deburring and precision surface finishing technologies, should register for DeburringExpo 2021, which will take place at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre in Germany on 12-14 October. With theme parks covering ‘cleaning after deburring’, ‘automated deburring with industrial robots’ and ‘AM parts finishing’, highly topical issues will also be addressed at the 4th edition of this trade fair. An expert forum will offer information concerning the latest trends and developments, as well as practical solutions.

Demand is rising in sectors such as machine building, medical, pharmaceutical, toolmaking, metrology, precision engineering, sensor and drive technology, and automotive. Among other factors, export markets are also driving this trend. As a result, investments put on hold last year are back on the agenda once again.

Issues such as deburring, edge rounding and the production of precision surface finishes also play an important role in this regard. In some cases it is increasingly necessary to meet stricter as well as changing requirements during the manufacturing and reconditioning of products.

As the only technology platform for deburring, chamfering and the production of precision surface finishes, DeburringEXPO provides a complete overview of current production developments, trends, processes and methods, as well as quality assurance solutions and associated services.

The integrated three-day expert forum at DeburringEXPO is also in demand as a source of knowledge. Solutions for actual applications, as well as current developments, trends and future strategies, will be a central focus at the simultaneously interpreted presentations (German <> English).

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