NORTHERN KENTUCKY (April 4, 2012) — Selected by New Equipment Digest readers as winner in top award category, unique through-tool cooling system uses liquid nitrogen to make hard-metal machining more efficient than ever before. MAG’s cryogenic machining technology has been recognized as one of industry’s best new products of the year, winning a Gold King Award in the Metalworking category. This multi-patented technology uses liquid nitrogen in a unique through-spindle, through-tool system that cools the cutting edge more efficiently than ever before possible. The results produce much higher cutting speeds for increased metal removal and longer tool life.
New Equipment Digest’s King Awards competition, named for long-time chief editor Bob King, honors superior industrial product innovation. Winners are selected by the magazine’s print and digital readers voting in 11 industrial categories, and there were more than 6,000 votes cast in this year’s competition.The key to the efficiency of MAG’s cryogenic machining system is its ability to concentrate the cooling effect of liquid nitrogen (-321°F) in the body of the cutting insert. Ideal applications for cryogenic machining involve aggressive metal removal in the hardest workpiece materials, such as titanium, nickel-based alloys and nodular or compacted-graphite iron (CGI). “The King Award is special because winners are selected by people who use machine tools every day,” said Michael Judge, MAG Vice President of Cryogenic Business Development. “It shows that the effort we put into developing this advanced technology is having an impact in metalworking and freezing out the competition.”
MAG’s cryogenic machining, and other award winners, will be recognized at IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Conference, April 23-25 in Indianapolis. For more information about cryogenic machining and other MAG solutions for metalworking, please visit www.mag-ias.com.