American Machinist

Hydrostatic linear guideways. (Spotlight: parts cleaning).

HYRDOGLIDE, A NEW HYDROSTATIC linear guideway system debuting on the Quest CNC lathe, reportedly produces surface finishes in the 4 [mu]in. range and part roundnesses in the 5 [mu]in. range. The system also increases tool insert life, which is particularly useful for turning operations on 45 to 62-Rc hardened parts. According to the company, impact vibration tests and torsional-load testing show hydrostatic guideways provide dynamic stiffness during heavy cutting and reduce chatter. …

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