KSEM PLUS modular drills feature a steel body coupled to a high-strength steel head.
KSEM PLUS modular drills feature a steel body coupled to a high-strength steel head. The head features four coolant holes and uses a combination of inserts to balance cutting forces and reduce chip load per edge. Mating the body and head is a proprietary flexible drilling system, a coupling system that uses radially activated locking screws to ensure high repeatability and minimal runout. It allows one head to fit several body length and diameter ratios. The drill body features a central coolant hole that maintains rigidity while facilitating coolant flow through the tool.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.