PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT Software Package for Waterjet Cutting The efficiency and speed with which cutting tasks can be executed is to a great extent determined by proper job preparation. Resato supplies the IGEMS CAD/ CAM software package, specifically developed for waterjet cutting. The software package will be fully installed on a customer’s PC, on which we will also install the software for sending/receiving of cutting programs to/from the CNC controller. The CNC controller has a cable connection to the PC. Important features of the standard IGEMS software are: • Quick and easy operation, including drawing capability • Fast and logical workflow for: o Importing cutting jobs o Assigning the type and height of material o Fast and efficient manual nesting o Automatic generation of the CNC program o Sending the CNC program to the cutting table • Import of files in DXF and DWG formats • Determination of a material’s “machinability” through a single test cut • The machinability determines: o Cutting speed o Slowing and acceleration around corners and tight curves Options Nesting Module Signmaker Module Organizer Module Data Exchange Module Floating License School License www.resato.com New Chipbreaker Solution for High-Feed Milling in Hardened Steel Tungaloy is adding its latest chipbreaker innovation to the DoFeed family. The new MH chipbreaker line is dedicated to machining ISO H workpiece materials. DoFeed is a popular high feed mill line designed for 3D-profiling and contouring ISO H materials, such as die steels and pre-hardened tool steel blocks commonly used in the die and mold industry. The new MH chipbreaker is developed specifically for machining hardened steel of 50 HRc or above. www.ghmediabusiness.com AH8015 and AH8005 are the standard insert grades of this line, featuring high aluminum content, multi-layered AlTiN coating with a dedicated carbide substrate for excellent resistance to fracture and wear. AH8015 is designed for hardened steel of 45–55 HRc, while AH8005 is ideal for hardened steel of 55 HRc and above. o Chipping and fracture resistant, the MH chipbreaker is perfect for machining hardened steel o AH8015 for hardened steel of 45 -55 HRc; AH8005 for 55 HRc and above 45 • At-a-glance: o High density milling cutter for ultimate efficiency www.tungaloy.com A common issue in milling hardened steel is unstable tool life due to unexpected chipping or fracture on the insert’s cutting edge. Incorporating a large wiper radius on the cutting edge, MH chipbreaker enables a smooth tool entry to the hardened workpiece, reducing the risk of insert failures due to the abrupt impact at tool entry. The rake face angle is also optimized to enhance its robustness during tough hardened steel milling. Therefore, premature insert failure due to chipping and fracture on the cutting edge is significantly reduced.