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The Proxxon World advantage

All Proxxon machinery can be serviced. Don't believe the stories from the past, that the machinery is sealed, or there are no parts available. As the Export Partner of Proxxon GmbH Germany, we keep on hand the spares inventory suggested by Germany, including motors for nearly every model, electronic components, PCBs, bearings, common mechanical spares.

Proxxon World has the technicians, the instrumentation, special tools, jigs & fixtures required, arrayed in a dedicated Proxxon service department. We handle warranty and non-warranty service for all the Proxxon equipment we sell.

Toolpost grinding with PD 230/E and PD 400 lathes

When you want to reduce a shaft diameter within very close tolerances, toolpost grinding is often the best way. Your Proxxon lathe now has an available holder 24098 which holds the 28481 and 28485 grinders parallel to the lathe long axis. With this sturdy holder mounted in the toolpost and a suitable grinding wheel mounted in the 28481 or 28485, you can perform amazingly accurate and well-finished cylindrical grinding.

Proxxon goes CNC - computer numerical control

Artisans, engineers, technicians, modelmakers, scientists, researchers all can enhance their work through computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools. Just as the word-processor changed journalism, so CNC changes lathe and mill machining.

  • Need to make a series of scaled parts?
  • Require left-hand and right-hand objects?
  • Want to alter some detail without recreating the entire design?
  • Making small batch production?
  • Want to eliminate most operator variations from your parts?

PD 250/E metal lathe now in stock!

Further quantities of the new PD 250/E metalworking lathe have arrived - April 2016. Made in Proxxon's Austria lathe factory, PD 250/E features larger swing over the bed, larger swing over enhanced cross-slide, improved chuck, longer distance between centres. Click this link and see the new specification and accessories now: http://www.proxxonworld.com.au/product/precision_lathe_pd_250_e

Lithium-ion battery powered Proxxon tools have landed!

Check out the new cordless drill/grinder 29800, cordless belt sander 29810 and cordless angle grinder 29815. Drop one of those numbers in the SEARCH field up top of any page. Buy the full kit with tool, accessories, charger and battery, or buy the "skin" versions 29802 - 29812 - 29817 and choose charger 29890 and batteries 29898 separately.

ALERT! There's electronic speed control on all three, including the angle grinder. Also take a peek at our 44701 full-face Velcro sanding backer disc for the angle grinder and for the WP/E corded polisher.

Proxx-O-Matic independent CNC control

Proxx-O-Matic stands alone like an industrial CNC unit.
No need for a control PC.
No need for EMC or Mach CNC control software.
No need to add a parallel port.
No need for a USB converter, no need for a cable.
No need for Gecko or any other stepper driver.
No need for a DC power supply.
No parameters to be set by you.
No breakout boards, no wiring to be done.
No drivers, no Windows trainwrecks, no EMC or Mach version arguments

See it here:
http://www.proxxonworld.com.au/product/proxx-o-matic_independent_cnc_con...

Compact™ parting tool system for FD 150/E & PD-series lathes

Our smallest blade holder 44406 for 1.5mm HSS blades 44405. When used in optional toolpost 44407 this holder performs well in shallow or deep grooving and parting off with our Proxxon FD 150/E miniature lathe.

Versions for PD 250/E & PD 400 lathes also available. See the system on our lathes HERE:
6mm http://www.proxxonworld.com.au/product/compact%E2%84%A2_parting_blade_ho...
8mm http://www.proxxonworld.com.au/product/compact%E2%84%A2_parting_blade_ho...
10mm http://www.proxxonworld.com.au/product/compact%E2%84%A2_parting_blade_ho...

Brutal™ parting blade holders and blades are ... BRUTAL!

The Brutal™ parting blade holders and available HSS blades are Relativity™ products. These large holders DO NOT SUIT Proxxon lathes. They are designed for large, industrial, metalworking lathes. Cutting edge height of the range covers 19mm, 22mm, 30mm, depending on blade overhang, due to a holder-induced 1-degree top rake. Be sure to use a height adjustable toolpost, to perfect the cutting edge height.

See these Brutal™ beasts here:
http://www.proxxonworld.com.au/product/brutal%E2%84%A2_parting_blade_hol...

Spin index fixture without end-float

Now in stock at Tuggerah Business Park, this Relativity™ spin index fixture for 5C collets suits FF 500 milling machines, the older FF 400 mills and other substantial machines. Index from 0 to 360 in accurate one-degree increments - within four minutes of arc.

See full specifications and five detail photos here:
http://www.proxxonworld.com.au/product/spin_index_fixture_for_mills