EMO Milano 2015 - the high point of 2015's trade fair calendar
This year's EMO – the world's foremost trade fair for the metalworking industry – is heading for Milan, Italy, and adopting the motto “Costruiamo il futuro” (“Building the future”). More than 1300 companies will showcase the very latest developments in the field between 5th and 10th October.
The trade fair focuses on machine tools for cutting and reshaping, as well as production systems, precision tools, automated material flows, computer technology, industrial electronics, and accessories. It draws specialists from every key sector of industry, including mechanical engineering and plant construction, the automotive industry and its suppliers, aerospace technology, precision engineering and optics, medical technology, tool-making and mould-making, plus steel and lightweight construction – and the organisers are expecting 150,000 visitors to come through its doors this year.
Tapping into the potential for synergies
EMO MILANO 2015 is overlapping with the latter part of EXPO 2015, the aim being to provide an opportunity for visitors from every part of the world to congregate in Milan. This will help place it among the top flight of cities that are seen as cultivating an active, lively presence on the international stage. As a result, Milan hopes to continue reigning as the business capital of Italy – a country with a strong industrial tradition – for many years to come.
HORN and Febametal
HORN's Italian representative Febametal will be there to showcase the company's latest product developments and solutions. Febametal's collaboration with HORN dates back to the very year in which it was founded, 1995. Paul Horn GmbH Managing Director Lothar Horn puts it in a nutshell: “This long-standing partnership in the spirit of mutual trust is underpinned by technical expertise, communication with customers, our presence on the market and our striving to create innovations and move forward.” He adds: “At EMO in Milan, Febametal and HORN will make clear the positive effect that technology can have on costs per part produced.”
Read below to find out more about some of the new products and product enhancements.
Hall 10, Stand B10
Supermini type 105 for extremely small parts
The Supermini type 105 tool system from HORN successfully gets to grips with demanding tasks involving hole diameters between 0.2 mm and 6 mm (0.0079" and 0.2362"), with well over 1500 cutting insert versions.
Where it shines is its ability to be used in a whole range of applications for boring out, grooving, chamfering, threading, axial grooving, finish-boring, face turning, and broaching down to the very smallest diameters. Now, its existing scope for machining steel, cast iron, non-ferrous metals, exotic materials and hard materials up to 66HRc is being extended to include boring-out and grooving operations for extremely small parts.
A special cutting edge design for low feed rates at low cutting speeds, intended for micro-machining parts on this scale, has been added to the Supermini range, making it possible to create glossy surfaces with internal diameters from 0.2 mm (0.0079"). Versions for boring out can be obtained either without a corner radius or with one measuring 0.03 mm (0.0012"), while cutting edges with a corner radius of 0.05 mm (0.0020") are available for free-turning. Internal grooves from w = 0.5 mm (0.0020") can be achieved. The cutting edges also feature a matching coating with a hard rim zone.
Following in the footsteps of all HORN's Superminis, clamping the tools is a breeze – only one standard tool holder is required for clamping all inserts of a model series. These holders are available with or without internal cooling and with various left and right machine interfaces.
Expanded 406 tangential milling system
The patented 406 tangential milling system has been expanded twice over, now offering side milling cutters and screw-in milling cutters.
Available with diameters of 100 mm (3.9370") and 125 mm (4.9213") as well as cutting widths of 10 mm (0.3937") or 12 mm (0.4724"), the side milling cutters achieve slot depths of 26 mm (1.0236") or 34.5 mm (1.3583"). The bore and driver slot are compliant with DIN 138. Featuring cutting edge diameters of 16, 20, 25, 32 and 40 mm (0.6299"; 0.7874"; 0.9843"; 1.2598" and
1.5748") the screw-in milling cutters are equipped with a metric thread that has cylindrical level support, plus internal cooling. Like the previous version, which included a DIN 1835-B holder, these milling cutters come with two to six AS4B-grade rhombic indexable inserts of type 406, which are precision-ground and achieve a high level of precision with very good surface quality. Positive cutting and axial angles enable a soft cut. The secondary cutting edge with integrated trailing chamfer produces outstanding surfaces. An additional free-formed surface chamfer provides a stable wedge angle and a smooth milling process.
The cutting inserts with a corner radius of 0.4 mm or 0.8 mm (0.0157" or 0.0315") achieve cutting depths of up to 6.3 mm (0.2480") and are suitable for milling exact 90 ° shoulders. The entire cutting length can be used during this process. The side milling cutter is equipped with identical R406 inserts, but also requires the left version (L406).