18 June 2013
18 June 2013
The stand, in Hall 5, Number B42, will feature the company’s solid carbide cutting tool technology, as well as the full-size model of the Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC).
“This is the first time the Bloodhound SSC has been exhibited outside the UK,” explains EU Managing Director, Alan Pearce. “As both product and project sponsors, we are very excited about showing the Bloodhound at an international event that focuses on engineering. I am sure that visitors will appreciate the technical challenges involved with taking a hybrid jet/rocket powered, four-wheeled vehicle up to and beyond 1000mph, and of course we will highlight the areas where SGS solid carbide cutting tools have helped meet and surpass these challenges.”
As well as the Bloodhound SSC, visitors will also see live demonstrations of the company’s solid-carbide cutting tools. A five-axis DMG DMU 75 will be powered up on the stand and cycled through ‘typical’ customer components in a variety of materials, including aluminium, titanium and carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic.
In addition, the company will showcase the performance of the SGS S-Carb APR range of three- and four-flute roughing tools and the S-Carb APF four-flute finishing tools for machining aluminium, non-ferrous, and non-metallic materials.
Alan Pearce explains, “Ideally suited to machining aircraft-grade aluminium, as well as non-ferrous and non-metallic materials, the S-Carb APR and APF range of three- and four-flute end mills has been designed and developed with all the necessary machining process parameters in mind.”
A new line of composite-cutting tools was recently introduced by SGS and this will also be highlighted at the show. The new line addresses the challenges associated with cutting composites, by offering a series of four new tools and a further expansion of an existing product range.
“Around the world, leading companies involved in the motorsport, medical and aerospace industry sectors look to SGS for solutions. Not only are they machining difficult materials, but they also need performance levels that will keep them profitable, retain tight control on geometric form and provide an exceptional surface finish. Our cutting-tool range has been developed to meet and even exceed these demands, and the benefits they offer are now available to general engineering companies looking for more from their cutting tools,” concluded Alan Pearce.
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