ShapeSmart™ NP3
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ShapeSmart®NP3

The ShapeSmart®NP3 is a precision cylindrical grinding machine with 3 or 4 CNC axes depending on its configuration and is fitted with an iPendant type Fanuc numerical control

With a grinding diameter capacity of 0.025 to 25.0 mm (.001"– 1"), the ShapeSmart®NP3 is ideal for the economic preparation of cutting tool blanks such as endmills, drills, and other stepped cylindrical tools.

Your benefits

  • Patented grinding method, simultaneous rough and finish operations
  • Widest grinding range 0.025mm to 25mm
  • Super fast and easy to setup. Typical setup time is 10min (including blanks with mulitsteps)
  • Unmatched diameter/length ratio up to 400 x D
  • Perfect tool runnout within micron mm thanks to unique tool guiding system
  • Precision and size constancy in production of 0.003mm
  • Full software package included in the machine price
  • Ability to grind double ended blanks automatically
  • 10 different program available for one setup
  • Fast and reliable tool loading system. Simple and fast to setup compare to 6 axis robot. Easy to service
  • Free software upgrade during entire machine life time

Applications

Preparing cutting tool blanks, drills/step drills, dental drill blanks and precision punches are part of the ideal applications for the ShapeSmart®NP3.

The machine includes an electronic probe system that can located the end of finished cutting tool in order to grind any neck or clearance feature, such as long-reach mold endmills.