Machining

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Vertical lathes available in seven sizes

August 12, 2014

Available in seven sizes from 31.5 in. to 102 in. swing, the VDM series of conventional vertical lathes from Knuth Machine Tools USA feature heavy-duty construction designed with fine-grain castings, a substantial headstock, heavy machine bed, and wide box ways. The machine, equipped for OD/ID...

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Machining center provides spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM

August 11, 2014

Designed for 3- to 5-axis machining of medium to large production lot sizes, Kern’s Ultra Precision EVO CNC machining center provides spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM, along with quick acceleration and feed rates. A polymer concrete monoblock frame absorbs forces and vibrations. The machine...

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Air chuck jaws provide gripping surface for delicate parts

August 6, 2014

Pin-location top jaws from Dillon Mfg. Inc. firmly hold small and delicate parts, such as those often machined using air chucks, without damaging or marring their surface. Two types of jaws are offered: blank (blocks) top jaws in 1018 steel or 6061 aluminum, or full circled (pie-shaped) top...

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Heavy-duty machining center accommodates up to 4,400 lbs.

July 10, 2014

Mitsui Seiki offers the HU100-5X large-capacity, heavy-duty machining center for such applications as aerospace, power generation, refrigeration and compressor, mold and die, and off-road equipment. It features an XYZ work zone capacity of 59.05 by 47.24 by 47.24 in. and accommodates a weight...

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Methods Machine Tools opens technology center in California

July 9, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has opened a new technology center in Anaheim, Calif. The 11,400-sq.-ft. facility supports operations in Southern California, replacing the company’s previous center in Buena Park, Calif. The...

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Planer-type horizontal boring/milling machine features extended Y axis

July 3, 2014

Toshiba Machine Co. America offers the BP-150.R22 planer-type horizontal boring and milling machine. It features a newly extended 140-in. Y axis and a 5.91-in.-dia. spindle. A long-nose spindle head extends the spindle by 7.87 in. to allow improved access to the workpiece and ensure stable...

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Turning center offers automatic part loading/unloading as option

July 3, 2014

The new Tongtai HS-22 high-speed, high-precision, slant-bed turning center, distributed by Absolute Machine Tools, can be equipped with an optional automatic part loading/unloading system. It functions from the end of the machine rather than a gantry system that operates from the top of the...

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Power chuck line includes previously optional specs as standard

July 1, 2014

SMW Autoblok has introduced a newly expanded product line for the IR-C power chuck. With specifications previously offered by request only, this expansion provides them as standard offerings on all sizes. With its self-centering jaws, the four-jaw chuck is suitable for clamping large or...

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Machining apprentices graduate from four-year AJAC program

June 27, 2014

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) hosted a graduation ceremony on June 27 at The Museum of Flight in Seattle to celebrate AJAC’s 21 graduating machinist (aircraft-oriented) apprentices. The graduates were awarded a nationally recognized journey-level certificate for...

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Coolant suitable for machining aluminum alloys

June 25, 2014

Wallover Oil Co. has introduced WS 8800 machining coolant. The chlorine-free, nonfoaming coolant is designed for machining and grinding of ferrous and nonferrous metals including stainless steel, titanium, cast iron, and all alloys of aluminum. A bioresistant additive controls bacteria and...

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Methods Machine Tools named as representative for Nakamura-Tome

June 23, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories in Sudbury, Mass., has announced that it now serves as a direct representative for turning center manufacturer Nakamura-Tome in the areas of Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. For more...

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EDM handles workpiece weights to 2,970 lbs.

June 23, 2014

Absolute Machine Tools offers the AccuteX DS-550CM die sinker EDM. The EDM has an X,Y, Z working capacity of 20 by 16 by 14 in. The worktable size is 32 by 18 in. Maximum workpiece size is 47 by 27 by 17 in., with a maximum workpiece weight of 2,970 lbs. The machine was designed using FEA to...

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Horizontal machining center handles difficult-to-machine materials

June 20, 2014

Okuma America Corp. offers the MA-12500H horizontal machining center for use on aluminum alloys, cast iron, and difficult-to-machine materials. Built on an integral bed and base and designed with reinforcing ribs for stability and load-carrying capacity, the machine incorporates the...

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Turning machines offered

June 18, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. offers two new turning machines. The MW120GTEX is a redesign of the MW120GT twin-spindle CNC chucker. The new turning center features a high-accuracy spindle for tight tolerance requirements. The Z-axis ball screw is centered to help improve accuracy, and an X-axis box...

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American Airlines, IAM reach three tentative agreements

June 17, 2014

American Airlines and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union have reached three tentative agreements covering more than 11,000 US Airways mechanics, fleet service agents, and maintenance training specialists. The tentative agreements cover the work groups separately and amend...

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