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Okuma America event showcases CNC manufacturing technology

December 16, 2014

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., hosted more than 500 customers, partners, and distributors at its 2014 Technology Showcase event on Dec 9-10, 2014. The event offered a variety of learning opportunities for attendees featuring hands-on demonstrations, App Store...

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Diversified Machine Systems’ community outreach provides nearly 13,000 meals

December 11, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), designer and manufacturer of 3- and 5-axis CNC routers and large-format machining centers, recently hosted a Springs Rescue Mission Neighbors Act food and clothing drive and held a silent auction at its company Christmas party to...

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New horizontal machining center models introduced

December 8, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced a newly expanded line of Kiwa horizontal machining centers. The KMH-300 direct-drive, 30-taper, 15,000-RPM, 300-mm dual-pallet machine has a compact footprint of 140 in. deep by 107 in. wide including the chip conveyor. Travels are 18.1 in. on the X and...

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Modig Machine Tool US announces distribution agreement with EMEC

December 4, 2014

Modig Machine Tool US Inc., Chicago, and EMEC Machine Tools Inc., Mississauga, Ont., have executed a multiyear distribution agreement. EMEC will assume exclusive end-user distribution of the full Modig product line in eastern Canada and provide installation and warranty services for customers in...

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Indian Hills Community College earns NIMS accreditation

December 2, 2014

Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa, has announced that its Machine Technology Program has earned NIMS accreditation — the highest benchmark that a metalworking training provider can achieve, according to the college. The IHCC staff and faculty have met NIMS national skill standards...

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Geometric, Machining Training Solutions partner to offer training programs

December 2, 2014

Manufacturing software provider Geometric, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Machining Training Solutions (MTS), a developer of CNC simulation-based training systems in Longwood, Fla., have partnered to address the lack of skilled CAD/CAM programmers and CNC operators for advanced computerized machines....

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Micromachining center handles complex components

November 25, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YMC 430 Ver. II, a new micromachining center suitable for delivering the precise manufacturing and high surface finishes required on small, complex features in components and dies/molds in industries such as medical and semiconductor. Features...

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Okuma opens Aerospace Center of Excellence

November 25, 2014

Okuma America Corp. has announced the opening of an Aerospace Center of Excellence at its facility in Charlotte, N.C. The company will debut the center at its annual open house on Dec. 9 and 10. The center is open to aerospace manufacturers for use as a testing and proving ground for advanced...

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Kennametal receives recognition from BMW for innovation, collaboration

November 20, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., was recognized at the 2014 BMW Supplier Innovation Awards in the productivity category for its development of new tooling that increased productivity in the manufacture of engine blocks at BMW’s Steyr, Australia, production facility. The company also was...

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Inserts feature bronze TiOCN top coating

November 13, 2014

New Beyond Drive™ cutting tool inserts from Kennametal are designed for use on cast irons, steels, and stainless steels. They feature a proprietary postcoat surface treatment to help improve edge toughness and depth-of-cut notch resistance, as well as a micropolished surface to help reduce...

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Lincoln Technical Institute adds training in CNC machining

November 12, 2014

Lincoln Educational Services Corp., West Orange, N.J., is expanding its CNC machining and manufacturing technology career training program to its Lincoln Technical Institute campus in New Britain, Conn. Lincoln is continuing its partnership with Haas Automation Inc., and the program curriculum...

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Toolholder features integrated transmission

November 10, 2014

Emuge Corp. has introduced the SPEEDSYNCHRO® toolholder, which features an integrated transmission of 1-to-4.412 for optimizing thread production on CNC machines with synchronous spindles. The integrated transmission is combined with Softsynchro® minimum-length compensation to work with high...

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Asco expands manufacturing lines in Oklahoma plant

November 6, 2014

Zaventem, Belgium-based Asco, a manufacturer of high lift mechanism devices, complex mechanical assemblies, and major functional components for the aerospace industry, is expanding its two-year-old Asco Aerospace USA plant in Stillwater, Okla. The 715,000-sq.-ft. facility manufactures wing and...

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Wire EDM offers large capacity

November 6, 2014

Sodick Inc. has introduced the VZ500LH wire EDM. Featuring rigid linear motor drive technology as standard, the machine offers large capacity and extreme height capability. It is suitable for mold and die, aerospace, and energy applications including parts such as turbine hubs, aerofoil vanes,...

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Horizontal machining center designed for use on heat-resistant materials

October 29, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YBM 7Ti 5-axis precision horizontal machining center for difficult-to-cut materials. The rotary table design and rigid machine structure allow machining of heat-resistant materials such as titanium and INCONEL® alloy. Features include a...

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