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High-speed grinding machine equipped with CNC

August 17, 2015

Okuma’s GPW/GAW grinder series now is equipped with the intelligent OSP-P300G CNC. The open-architecture control runs on a Windows®-based platform and fully integrates the machine, motors, drives, and encoders, allowing for enhanced machine performance and true customization to suit particular...

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Multitasking turning center has built-in load/unload system

August 4, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, a turning center that machines parts in one operation. The machine has a built-in load/unload automation system; advanced operator recognition management software; true opposing twin spindles; and an 8-in. A2-6 25-HP or a 10...

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Full-grip jaws made from 1018 steel

July 31, 2015

Dillon Mfg. has introduced full-grip jaws made of 1018 cold-rolled steel from 6 to 15 in. dia., with heights of 2, 4, and 6 in. The heat-treatable and weldable steel jaws allow for complete gripping of the workpiece to help maintain repetitive accuracy. This type of jaw reduces distortion and...

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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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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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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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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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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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