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ITS Mfg. adds milling machine center

October 1, 2015

ITS Mfg. Inc. of Crewe, Va., has added a customized Okuma MB-5000H horizontal machining center to its 36,000-sq.-ft. machine shop, extending the company’s capacity to 4- to 5-axis machining. The machine features a 20,000-RPM spindle that provides high-speed milling, boring, drilling, and...

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Ball-nose milling cutters feature five cutting edges

September 30, 2015

Mapal offers a new type of CPMill milling cutter for premachining. The solid-carbide, ball-nose milling cutter features five cutting edges instead of four, and its highly spiraled geometry helps ensure optimal chip removal, the company reports. The milling heads feature a CFS interface for...

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Heidenhain opens 5-axis machining lab

September 29, 2015

Heidenhain Corp., a supplier of precision measurement and control equipment, has installed a working 5-axis machining lab at its headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., equipped with the company’s TNC 640 contouring control for milling and turning. Available for training sessions and visits by...

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DMG Mori to double existing local service centers

September 28, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based DMG Mori has launched a direct-to-customer sales and service model in the U.S. The company will double its existing local service and sales centers to 27 locations across the country. The company is a provider of lathes, milling machines, electronics, and systems...

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Numet signs long-term agreements totaling $170 million

September 23, 2015

Numet Machining Techniques, Orange, Conn., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for jet turbine engines, has signed long-term agreements (LTAs) with three customers in excess of $170 million. This increases the company’s backlog through 2020 to more than $250 million....

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Methods Machine Tools names western region technical support manager

September 17, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of machine tools, automation, and accessories based in Sudbury, Mass., has appointed Tony Campos to the position of western region technical support manager. He is based at the Methods Technology Center in Tempe, Ariz., to support customers in the western U.S....

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Blind-hole taps made for use on stainless steels

September 16, 2015

The new TC142 blind-hole taps from Walter USA LLC are designed for machining stainless steels, ISO M materials, and ISO P materials, particularly the softer steels that require more chip control. They come in two versions. Grade WW60RB, suitable for high-volume production, offers a...

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Spindle machining unit visualizes cycles for programming

September 3, 2015

Suhner offers the BEA 16 spindle machining unit with new servo drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth. Software allows the user to program six different basic cycles (drilling, combined drilling, thread cutting, drilling with chip removal, drilling with jump function, and undercutting)...

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Tapping tools available in three styles

September 3, 2015

Palmgren’s parallel arm tapping tools help to improve operator utilization, reduce setup times, reduce material handling, and improve material flow, reports the company. Users can select the pneumatic tapping arm system, motor, and tap holder that best meets their needs. The Quick-Tap system...

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Collet pad jaws suitable for machining small-diameter parts

September 2, 2015

Collet pads and collet pad jaws are available from Dillon Chucks & Jaws for machining small-diameter parts. Collet pads can be changed quickly, and the jaws can be adapted to many styles of chucks, making them suitable for machining of stems, spools, crimp assemblies, manifolds for high-pressure...

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Kennametal appoints VP/CFO

August 28, 2015

Kennametal Inc., based in Latrobe, Pa., has appointed Jan Kees van Gaalen to the position of vice president and CFO. He replaces Martha Fusco, who has served as interim CFO since February 2015. She will continue in her role as vice president and corporate controller. Van Gaalen has more than 30...

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High-speed grinding machine equipped with CNC

August 17, 2015

Okuma’s GPW/GAW grinder series now is equipped with the intelligent OSP-P300G CNC. The open-architecture control runs on a Windows®-based platform and fully integrates the machine, motors, drives, and encoders, allowing for enhanced machine performance and true customization to suit particular...

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Multitasking turning center has built-in load/unload system

August 4, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, a turning center that machines parts in one operation. The machine has a built-in load/unload automation system; advanced operator recognition management software; true opposing twin spindles; and an 8-in. A2-6 25-HP or a 10...

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Full-grip jaws made from 1018 steel

July 31, 2015

Dillon Mfg. has introduced full-grip jaws made of 1018 cold-rolled steel from 6 to 15 in. dia., with heights of 2, 4, and 6 in. The heat-treatable and weldable steel jaws allow for complete gripping of the workpiece to help maintain repetitive accuracy. This type of jaw reduces distortion and...

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CNC manages machines from 3 to 5 axes

July 27, 2015

OPENMill™, a modular CNC system for machining centers, is available from Osai USA. These hardware and software modules manage equipment from simple 3-axis milling machines to complex 5-axis machining centers. The software programs and controls the machining center, managing the execution of...

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