Machining

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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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Hurco announces acquisition of two machine tool companies

July 24, 2015

Hurco Companies Inc., Indianapolis, a manufacturer of metal cutting machine tools with integrated control technologies, has announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Waconia, Minn.-based Milltronics Mfg. Co. Inc. Milltronics designs and...

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Heidenhain names machine tool product specialist

July 21, 2015

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Heidenhain Corp. has hired Thomas F. LaRocca as a machine tool product specialist, North America. He is responsible for machine tool precision measurement product support. LaRocca holds a master’s degree in industrial management and a bachelor’s degree in industrial...

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MC Machinery Systems opens subsidiary in Mexico

July 21, 2015

MC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, Ill., has announced the opening of MC Machinery Systems de Mexico in El Marqués, Querétaro, Mexico. The new location offers EDM, fabrication, milling, and turning machines built by Mitsubishi and the family of brands MC Machinery represents. The operation...

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Horizontal machining center upgraded with industrial robot

July 21, 2015

Handtmann A-Punkt Automation GmbH has automated its HBZ Trunnion 80, a 5-axis HPC horizontal machining center, with a Kuka KR 600 Fortec 6-axis industrial robot controlled by a Siemens Sinumerik CNC with Run myRobot. Production is controlled by combining the Sinumerik 840D sl and the Kuka KR...

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Helical mill reduces machining times

July 16, 2015

The Walter Blaxx F5038 helical milling cutter offers a solid body for improved stability. It employs a tangential, quadruple-edge system of indexable inserts made of Tiger·tec® Silver that produce step-free shoulders. According to the manufacturer, the mill reduces machining times by up to 30...

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Vertical machining center delivers complex contouring of hard metal components

July 15, 2015

The FSP-80V vertical machining center from SNK America Inc. provides complex, simultaneous 5-axis contouring of difficult-to-cut materials. The super-rigid, box-frame spindle head houses a dual-face spindle driven by a 30-HP motor that generates 1,407 Nm of torque. The A and B rotary axes...

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Solid-carbide thread mills offered in new sizes

July 14, 2015

Emuge Corp. has expanded its line of THREADS-ALL™ solid-carbide thread mills with the addition of new 3XD sizes. They are designed for machining materials such as stainless, titanium, and INCONEL® alloy. The ZGF-I 3XD thread mills come in eight stock standard tool sizes--#10, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8,...

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Okuma America launches web-based machine selector tool

July 13, 2015

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a web-based machine selector tool at www.okuma.com/machine-selector. The tool helps users find the machine tools most suited to their specific manufacturing needs. Users begin by selecting the machine type: lathe,...

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LMC adds automated turning cell

July 8, 2015

LMC Workholding, a provider of chucks, cylinders, and workholding devices, has added an automated turning cell to its production equipment at its Logansport, Ind., manufacturing facility. The new Mazak MY350 and FANUC Automation R2000-265kg turning cell and robot are used to load parts weighing up...

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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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