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Complete machining? Yes, but correctly, please!

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Since a couple of days, the leading trade fair for metal working – the EMO Hannover – has opened it’s doors. Obviously each exhibitor aims to attract the trade fair’s visitors to its stand using every form of media imaginable. The goal of the whole event, and we don’t need to beat around the bush here, is to have as many good conversations with visitors as possible – in order to ultimately make a sale … whether it’s indexable inserts for metal machining, or in our case, high-tech grinding centers for manufacturing indexable inserts.

The Multigrind® CA for the real complete machining of inserts in a single clamping step – even in a fully automated process, if so desired. Photo: HAAS, 2011.

The Multigrind® CA for the real complete machining of inserts in a single clamping step – even in a fully automated process, if so desired. Photo: HAAS, 2011.

Emo means “I buy”
By the way, the little word “emo” comes from the Latin “emere,” which means “to purchase, to win someone over.” Which brings us back to our topic. Everyone wants to sell something at the EMO (Exposition Mondiale de la Machine Outil), including, of course, our colleagues at other grinding machine manufacturers. And to do so, many of them really lay it on thick in their advertising. I recently got the chance to read another ad from one of these grinding machine manufacturers. The ad boasted about complete tool machining. Which sounds interesting at first, if it really were true complete machining. But it isn’t.

Zero hits worldwide, but a world first from Trossingen
If you google the words “complete machining”, you’ll get about 150,000 hits. But now google “automated complete machining of indexable inserts in one clamping step”. No hits – but that is going to change very soon.

Complete machining of an insert Photo: HAAS 2011.

Complete machining of an insert Photo: HAAS 2011.

Blank in, insert out, that’s what complete machining is all about
When you come to the EMO in Hannover (the HAAS booth is located in Hall 6, Booth F28), we’ll show you the first grinding machine in the world which you can use to completely grind inserts with HAAS precision in a fully automated process with one clamping step. Thanks to the special kinematics of our Multigrind®CA, our designers and software experts achieved a real breakthrough in the production of carbide inserts. This is how easy complete machining is with a HAAS grinding machine:

Step 1: Grinding the periphery
Step 2: Grind the profile
Step 3: Grind the chip surface
Step 4: Remove the finished insert while looking at it in amazement

We’d love to show you all the other things you can do with our grinding software and grinding machines at the EMO in Hanover or at our headquarters in Trossingen, South Germany.

I look forward to your visit!

Best wishes, Dirk Wember

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