This was the third year in a row that Dormer Pramet has taken part in the world's premier trade fair for the metalworking sector. "This time around, our stand was divided into application areas - railways, heavy-duty machining and general mechanical engineering," says Aurand, explaining the stand concept. "Besides touching base with current customers and dealers, we were able to forge numerous new contacts. The fair gives us the opportunity to talk to customers and users outside the confines of specific projects. EMO Hannover is an outstanding forum for sharing experience." Dormer Pramet went all-out on social media, too, answering questions about machine tools, indexable inserts and their applications live on Twitter, via the hashtag #AskDormerPramet. "It was a real challenge to tweet the right answer to every question live," points out Social Media Manager Steve Hutton, "but we had the application experts right there with us at the stand, so we could make sure the answers were correct."
Among those experts was Timo Böhl, an application engineer from Dormer Pramet who helps out dealers and colleagues alike. What he appreciated most about EMO Hannover 2019 was the huge interest shown by visitors from all over the world in truly efficient solutions: "It was great to have so many in-depth conversations, particularly about our round tools, such as the tried-and-tested Force X solid carbide drills and our SBN10 high-feed miller." The Force X drills, which were on show in Hannover in the sizes 3xD and 5xD to 8xD, are designed as VHM drills that utilize CTW (continuously thinned web) technology, which has been developed to produce a very strong web design, reduce thrust forces and increase tool life. "The uniform edge preparation of the drills protects the cutting edges from premature wear, thus helping prevent chipping and flaking," explains Böhl. What's more, the strong corner design of the drills is said to produce excellent tool stability that noticeably reduces the forces encountered when the drill breaks through the exit surface.
"Our SBN10 high-feed millers, which are available in a diameter range of 16 to 42 millimeters, also proved very popular," says Böhl. "This type of tool is ideally suited for die and mold engineering, for instance copy milling, ramping, helical interpolation, slotting and plunging. We offer indexable inserts for steel, stainless steel, cast iron and hardened steel." Böhl has also announced that the company is planning to launch a new high-feed miller in November that features eight cutting edges.