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Formtek-Maine purchases machining center

July 6, 2015

Formtek-Maine, a manufacturer of coil metal processing equipment and systems in Clinton, Maine, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of a new Mazak 530C twin-pallet vertical machining center. The machine is the company’s eighth CNC vertical machining center. Its...

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Methods Machine Tools announces staff appointments

June 23, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools in Sudbury, Mass., has announced two recent staff appointments. The company has named James Kucharski as national sales manager for Nakamura -Tome turning centers in the U.S. With close to 25 years of experience, Kucharski has...

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Drill developed to machine stainless steels, titanium alloys

June 19, 2015

OSG has introduced the EXOCARB® WDO-SUS drills. They are designed to combat the common issues that occur when machining stainless steels and titanium alloys, such as work hardening, elongated chips, low thermal conductivity, and welding on the tool. The drill features MEGA COOLER™ coolant...

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Jaw nuts made from certified 4140 heat-treated steel

June 15, 2015

Dillon Mfg. Inc. offers jaw nuts and keys that are manufactured from certified 4140 heat-treated steel and shipped with an MSDS to verify. They provide wear resistance, impact resistance, high tensile strength, and extended jaw nut life, the company reports. The ISO 9000-2008-certified products...

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Insert grade suitable for long production runs

June 8, 2015

Walter has introduced the Tiger•tec® Silver WPP05S, a wear-resistant, indexable insert grade for steel machining. Its thick coating with optimized aluminum oxide microstructure make the insert grade suitable for roughing forged components and long production runs. The postcoating treatment adds...

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Chromalloy expands gas turbine component machining facility in Mexico

June 4, 2015

Chromalloy, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is expanding capabilities in Guaymas, Mexico, with a new facility that will double its current capacity there to machine new OEM gas turbine engine components. The 36,000-sq.-ft. plant is scheduled for completion in Q3 2015. Once online in early 2016, it...

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Leifeld Metal Spinning AG acquires Leico USA

June 1, 2015

Leifeld Metal Spinning, Ahlen, Germany, a manufacturer of machine tools for chipless metal forming, has acquired Leico USA Corp., a provider of maintenance, control upgrades, and repair for spinning and flow forming machines based in Livonia, Mich. The new subsidiary, operating as Leifeld USA...

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Mechanical arbors, chucks handle applications with high forces

June 1, 2015

Euro-Tech Corp. offers MyTec mechanical arbors and chucks with accuracy to 0.0004 in. and expansion rates up to 0.010 in. or more in a stainless steel construction. The arbors and chucks are suitable for workholding in applications that incur high forces or in auto-load applications in which high...

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Robotic job shop cell suitable for low-mix, high-volume applications

June 1, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Twin RoboDrill JobShop Cell, featuring two FANUC D21 RoboDrill vertical machining centers serviced by a single, articulating FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot. It can load and unload multiple parts at one time to amortize typically longer load/unload times...

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Methods Machine Tools celebrates Technology Center’s 10th anniversary with open house

May 28, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, held an open house on May 6-7 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its state-of-the-art Detroit Technology Center, Wixom, Mich. The event showcased the company’s machines and technology and...

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EDM handles small, medium-size parts

May 20, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA offers the entry-level ZNC-EDM 250, a sinker-type EDM with NC feed on the Z axis. Its compact design allows for machining of small and medium-size parts with a 17- by 11-in. table and 10- by 8- by 8-in. travel. The machine is designed with a rigid base, separate...

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Process allows tube threading in very short cycle times

May 19, 2015

Suhner, in cooperation with Wagner, has developed a process that allows threading operations in very short cycle times. The workpiece is fed from barstock material. After a cut-to-length operation, it is machined by three BEX15 machining units with Weldon toolholders. Operations include OD/ID and...

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SWIC renews NIMS accreditation for precision machining technology program

May 14, 2015

Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), Granite City, Ill., has renewed the NIMS accreditation of its precision machining technology program. This is the second time the college program has established itself as a NIMS-accredited training source, having first achieved it in 2009. This...

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Chipping away at fabricating success

May 14, 2015

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If you walk into a fabrication shop today, you more than likely are going to see a machining center on the shop floor. It's not that these shops are chasing machining work; they are just looking to add more manufacturing services to win more business from their current customer base.

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Aluminum full-grip jaws help minimize distortion for thin-walled parts

May 12, 2015

Dillon Mfg. offers aluminum full-grip jaws from 5 to 24 in. dia. for machining of thin-walled parts. These cast-aluminum (356-T6), wraparound top jaws can provide minimum jaw force and distribute the gripping pressure over more of the workpiece’s surface to help maintain accuracy. This type...

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