PRODUCT NEWS FOR METALWORKING, MACHINE TOOLS AND AFTERMARKET PARTS www.consumablesmagazine.net OCTOBER 2016 A TREND PUBLICATION SPOTLIGHT CHANGE AGENT DRILLS Sumitomo expands drill line models Sumitomo Electric’s WDX Series large-di-ameter drill line now includes WDX-L coolant-through models. The WDX-L Indexable Drill reduces cost per part and features side port coolant. Diameter ranges from 0.5625 in. to 2.50 in. at 4XD drill body lengths. The WDX Series is available in English and metric sizes. Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. , Mount Prospect, Illinois, 847/635-0044, www.sumicarbide.com. In 1891, electrical engineer and inventor Elihu Thomson had this to say about arc welding: “It is not my present purpose to deal with any of these arc methods of electric metal-work. Their practicability is doubtful. So far as is known to the author, there are no existing instances of the use in practice of the electric arc for welding.” The findings of a 2015 report released by Transparency Market Research might surprise Professor Thomson. [ continued on page 2 ] GRINDING High amperage capabilities with tungsten electrode Two percent Thoriated tungsten electrodes offer reliable arc-striking, a low burn-off rate, highest quality of arc, 35 percent less power consumption and 50 percent less gas consumption. All Diamond Ground tungsten—regardless of the supplier — comes with both material certifications and material safety data sheets. Diamond Ground Products Inc. , Newbury Park, California, 805/498-3837, www.diamondground.com. ABRASIVES Vortec Pro maximizes cut rates and extends life Weiler Abrasives Group, which makes abrasives, power brushes, and mainte-nance products for surface conditioning, has rebranded and re-engineered its Vortec Pro abrasive flap discs under its Wolverine line of products. The re-en-gineered discs, featuring a self-sharp-ening Zirconia Alumina grain to deliver aggressive grinding from start to finish, maximizes cut rates and provides a 25 percent longer life compared to previ-ous Vortec Pro products. Weiler Corp. , Cresco, Pennsylvania, 570/595-7495, www.weilercorp.com. SAFETY GEAR Gloves meet latest hand protection standard A new hand protection classification, ANSI/ISEA 105-2016, was released this year to better equip safety managers to find appropriate gear on the job. The changes to cut protection testing more accurately identify levels of cut resistance by us-ing a narrower scale, which expands the upper limit on cut resistance. West Chester Gloves from Saf-T-Gard International Inc. resist cuts, punctures, abrasions, chemical permeation, conductive heat, vibration and more, while ensuring dexterity. All have been tested and proven under the new standard. West Chester Protective Gear , Cincinnati, 800/647-1900, www.westchestergear.com. DRILLS Solid carbide drill with two new sizes Walter USA LLC expanded its line of DC170 Supreme internally cooled, solid carbide drills with two new sizes, the 25xDc and 30xDc. These sizes extend the drill line, aimed at ISO material groups P, K and H, to new depths, while keeping the performance enhancing benefits of the DC170 line. Walter USA LLC , Waukesha, Wisconsin, 800/945-5554, www.walter-tools.com.