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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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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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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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Single-edged grooving system allows deep grooving

October 20, 2014

Walter USA LLC has added sizes and designs to its Cut-SX single-edged grooving system for grooving and parting. The cutting depth of grooves is not limited to the length of the insert, allowing users to achieve deeper grooving and parting cuts. Features include precisely matched grooving...

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Vertical machining center provides high rigidity, heavy cutting ability

October 14, 2014

Okuma’s new Millac 852V II vertical machining center offers high rigidity, heavy cutting ability, and high operability. The strong base column construction has ribs that counter chatter and twisting during heavy-duty cutting. Traditional box ways are used for all axes to provide high accuracy and...

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Vertical lathe provides stable cutting in small footprint

October 7, 2014

Okuma has introduced the V760EX vertical lathe, an update to its V60R model. The new version provides a larger work envelope in the same footprint, allowing for an additional 4.33 in. in workpiece height and an additional 5.91-in. maximum turning diameter. The lathe provides stable,...

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NC software offers improvements to lathe control

October 2, 2014

Heidenhain has released new software and hardware for its MANUALplus 620 contouring control for CNCs and cycle lathes. The opposing spindle now is supported completely during automatic program generation. The cutoff cycle G859 now permits entering a default diameter at which a pickup device is...

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Automated vertical machining center handles high-temperature alloys

September 25, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the PX30i automated vertical machining center. The machine features design and engineering from Methods in a 5-axis machining center manufactured by Yasda. The machining center features a direct-drive spindle with self-adjusting preload. The spindle...

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Milling machine control includes optional turning functions

September 24, 2014

The TNC 640 milling machine control from Heidenhain includes optional turning functions. Turning operations can be enabled on a milling machine, allowing the operator to transition from milling to turning cycles in the same program. The turning operations can be programmed in plain text, just like...

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CNC 5-axis router offers small footprint

September 22, 2014

Diversified Machine Systems offers an enclosed, 5-axis, overhead-gantry CNC router. Initially designed for composites manufacturing, the router features a Fagor 8055i CNC, solid 2- by 3-ft. twin tables, and 30 in. of Z stroke, as well as a glass, clamshell-style roof. The small-footprint...

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Shaft turning machine handles lengths to 22.4 in.

September 17, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the ML400L shaft turning machine. A longer version of the company’s ML400 shaft turning machine, the unit expands the automated turning of shaft parts up to 22.4 in. in length and up to 7.9 in. dia. With its twin upper and lower turrets with roller...

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Catalog highlights tooling for metals, composites

September 15, 2014

Benz Inc. has released a new 40-page catalog detailing its tooling systems for applications for the metals and composites industries. The tooling is designed for turning and milling machines. The catalog highlights the tooling systems’ high torque transmission, accuracy, and high rigidity....

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CNC lathe uses two tools working simultaneously

September 8, 2014

Okuma offers the new LU4000 EX CNC lathe. It uses two turrets, allowing two tools to work simultaneously to provide process flexibility and high removal rates. The lathe incorporates a new 45-degree box bed with all box way construction, three-point bearing support for the spindle, crown gear...

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CNC turning center handles large parts

September 4, 2014

Okuma offers the VTM-2000YB multitasking CNC turning center, which provides heavy-duty construction for machining of large parts, such as those in the aerospace industry. The vertical architecture offers “natural” part handling and excellent chip fall, while taking up minimal floor space,...

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