The Microconic Workholding system was featured at the Marubeni Citizen-Cincom of New England booth at the Eastec 2017 Machine Tool Show!
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom is the exclusive New England distributor for Citizen Cincom Swiss style lathes and Miyano Multi Axis turning centers as well as ne of our premier distributors of the Micorconic Workholding system
About the CINCOM L20 Low Frequency Vibration (LFV)
State-of-the-art LFV is a widely applicable cutting technology designed to avoid the problem of spiraling chips, entanglement of chips and built-up edges. Benefits include increased cutting tool life, reduced heat generation and reduced power consumption.
The popular Citizen CINCOM L20 series sliding headstock lathes are now available with Low Frequency Vibration (LFV).
This widely applicable cutting technology – able to handle a broad range of machining shapes and materials – is ideal for cutting difficult-to-cut materials. The state-of-the-art LFV suppresses various risks associated with these materials, such as entanglement of chips and built-up edges.
Depending on the material being cut, a variety of problems can be caused by chips getting entangled with each other, including increased cutting resistance, scarring, changes in the texture of the machined surface, tool nose damage, and built-up edges due to cutting heat. In LFV cutting, “air cutting” time prevents the machining temperature from rising, which both prolongs tool lives and gives relief from various problems caused by chips.
Marubeni Citizen introduced their famed L20 series with low-frequency vibration (LFV) cutting at IMTS 2016. The new LFV machine featured the Microconic workholding system in the subspindle. They utilized a F20M10 Microconic cartridge in their TF20 subspindle with one of our overgrip collets to demonstrate the performance of the new LFV.
You can check out our segment starting at 8 minutes into the video! We want to extend a very big thank you to Marubeni Citizen for putting our system as a feature of their very latest in technology!
Avinger Inc., based in Redwood City, California, designs, develops and manufactures precision medial device technology with the goal of helping patients keep their legs. Recently they began testing the Micoconic system on their Citizen L20 (7M8) Swiss Screw Machine using a Utilis 3000 series cutoff holder and an 1/5mm X 10mm insert. The bar stock was .225" OD round.
They where kind enough to share their test results with us.
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