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Flexible pin clamping system produces form fit

April 14, 2015

Euro-Tech Corp. offers the Jaw flexible pin clamping element. Within seconds, it molds a part-specific outline, readying the workpiece for machining and inspection, the company reports. Each pin is locked hydraulically by a separate internal clamping sleeve. Axial movable pins contact the part...

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D&S Mfg. adds bridge mill

April 10, 2015

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and weldments, has announced the installation of an Okuma MCR-A5CII bridge mill in the recently completed 9,300-sq.-ft. addition at its plant in Black River Falls, Wis. The machine has a table capacity of 200 by 100 in. and...

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Concept Laser installs additive manufacturing system at Faustson Tool

April 10, 2015

Concept Laser, Grapevine, Texas, has installed an M2 cusing multilaser metal additive manufacturing system at Faustson Tool of Arvada, Colo., a precision machine shop serving the aerospace, aeronautics, defense, energy, medical, and semiconductor industries. The system is equipped with a new...

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CTMA announces opening of 2015 Apprentice Bursary Award program

April 9, 2015

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA), Cambridge, Ont., has announced the opening of the 2015 Annual Bursary Award program. The purpose of the program is to recognize, support, and provide encouragement to apprentices and pre-apprentices and to increase awareness of the value of...

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Turbine end mills offer barrel-shape design

April 9, 2015

Emuge Corp. has introduced new solid-carbide turbine end mills for milling turbine blades, impellers, blisks, and other complex 5-axis components. The end mill line features a variety of styles, including tapered ball nose, barrel-shape designs, and tool selections from the company’s Top-Cut,...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold open house

April 7, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house May 6 and 7, 2015, to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of its Detroit Technology Center in Wixom, Mich. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day....

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Methods Machine Tools sponsors Wentworth Institute capstone project

April 6, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has sponsored a senior year capstone project for several fifth-year electromechanical engineering students from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston. The project involved researching...

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Machining association chips away at ozone proposal

April 2, 2015

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The Precision Machined Products Association believes metal manufacturing operations will struggle to meet proposed EPA ozone standards.

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Straight, angle-head coolant-through tooling offered

April 2, 2015

Heimatec has announced the availability of a coolant-through feature on its current line items. This technology is designed to provide clean, fast cuts on large, deep parts - - applications in which chips and excess heat buildup are challenges. The company now offers high-pressure...

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Vertical machining center delivers full 5-axis capabilities

March 18, 2015

Okuma’s new MU-6300V vertical machining center is designed for 5-axis multisided machining in the aerospace and die/mold industries. It is available with a variety of spindle options, providing a configuration for nearly any 5-axis job. Pallet changes take place at the back of the machine,...

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Paramount acquires Numerical Productions Inc.

March 16, 2015

Oak Park, Mich.-based Paramount Precision Products has acquired the CNC machining company Numerical Productions Inc., Indianapolis. Paramount intends to expand its precision machining services to manufacturing companies located throughout the Midwest. Paramount Precision Products is a supplier...

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Horizontal CNC lathe produces minimal vibration

March 12, 2015

Okuma has introduced the HJ-250E horizontal CNC lathe featuring a FANUC control. Built on a one-piece cast-iron base with a horizontal way system and hand-scraped headstock and tailstock mounting surfaces, the machine provides stability, rigidity, and accuracy for a variety of applications, the...

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Radial arm drills offer drilling capacity to 3.94 in.

March 4, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools has introduced the R series of radial arm drills. They offer 1.3- to 3.94-in. drilling capacity with 32- to 124-in. spindle-to-column distance. The R-60 offers an infinitely variable spindle gearbox from 38 to 2,000 RPM. The R-100 model has a 22-step direct gear drive drill...

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Servomotors offer stall torque of 85.0, 120.0 Nm

March 4, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. has introduced the QSY 260B and QSY 260C EcoDyn series of servomotors with stall torque of 85.0 and 120.0 Nm, respectively. The motors provide low torque ripple for high-speed stability and positioning accuracy, the company reports. A high rotor moment of inertia provides for...

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CNC lathes require no CNC programming, G-code knowledge

March 3, 2015

Kaast Machine Tools Inc. offers CNC lathes with large spindle bores (6, 9, 12, or 14 in.) and double chuck systems. Swings are available from 18 to 51 in. with lengths from 40 to 244 in. The spindle motor range is 7.5 to 60 HP. The user does not need to have previous knowledge of CNC programming or...

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