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Stationary beveling machine allows hands-free beveling of plate and bar stock

June 14, 2016

Saar-Hartmetall USA has introduced the MMB 500 stationary beveling machine, suitable for processing small, medium, and large aluminum, steel, and stainless steel plate and bar stock workpieces. Designed for hands-free operation, the machine provides bevel angles from 30 to 60 degrees. The...

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Tooling customization capabilities offered

May 31, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers a variety of tooling customization capabilities, including special sizes, geometries, substrates, and coatings for tool bodies, blades, and inserts. Also available are customized thread mills, reamers, and boring tools. Through the online Insta-Quote™...

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Solid-carbide tooling’s geometry offers high cutting

May 31, 2016

Monaghan Tooling Group offers MK Tools’ solid-carbide tooling with Speed-Drill R4 geometry, offering high cutting speeds and long tool life in gray cast iron, ductile iron, and forged steel. It features a new corner radius design that is tangential to the drill point but nontangential to the...

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Horizontal machining center equipped with linear motors

May 31, 2016

Comau has introduced the SmartDriveComau 800L horizontal machining center. It can be used as a single machining center or integrated with a flexible production line. The unit is equipped with linear motors that offer high processing speed, maintained for up to five times longer than alternative...

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Soft jaw blanks offer easy-locating features

April 7, 2016

Soft jaw blanks from Dillon Jaws offer a milled surface on the jaw end, opposite to the clamping surface, which serves as a location point for positioning the counterbored holes and the jaws’ serrations for exact dimensional matching of the company’s jaw sets. According to the company,...

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High-feed cutter processes difficult-to-machine steels

April 7, 2016

The Pramet Penta HF high-feed cutter from Dormer Pramet can be used across various applications on multiple materials, including heat-treated and difficult-to-machine steels, stainless steels, and heat-resistant superalloys. The cutter features internal coolant on body for deep-cavity milling...

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Solid-carbide mill offers five cutting edges

March 29, 2016

Walter USA LLC has introduced the Prototyp Proto▪max™ ST Z-5 solid carbide milling tool for dynamic milling of steel, with secondary applications in stainless steel. The tool, which has five cutting edges, is available with a Weldon shank configuration for secure clamping, with or without...

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Runout compensation nuts correct runout errors, misalignment

March 28, 2016

ReamTec EasyZero runout compensation nuts from Monaghan Tooling Group correct runout errors and misalignment for all round tools using ER collets. The replacement nuts feature six adjustment screws that allow for up to 0.011-in. runout to be dialed in rapidly. With concentric cutting, all cutting...

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Mill/drill chucks feature 1:16 worm gear

March 24, 2016

Emuge Corp., in partnership with Albrecht Precision Chucks, has introduced FPC mill/drill chucks with a 1:16 worm gear. The patented design delivers 3 tons of traction force and 100 percent holding power for maximum rigidity, says the company. The collet-cone assembly absorbs nearly all vibration...

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Parabolic-flute drill designed for deep-hole drilling

March 21, 2016

Dormer Pramet offers PFX premium cobalt high-speed steel drills, available in screw machine, jobber, taper, and extra-length designs. It is suitable for most materials operating in depths of 3xD (A920, A921), 6xD (A900, A901), 10xD (A940, A941), and 15xD (A976, A977, A978). All drills feature a...

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Mill-turn control adds new cycles, features

March 14, 2016

Heidenhain’s TNC 640 mill-turn control has been updated with enhanced graphics, interpolation turning, and gear hobbing, allowing the control to be used in new applications such as machining large parts for power plants. Additionally, new manual probing cycles simplify workpiece setup. The new...

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Vertical machining center provides 5-axis capabilities

March 10, 2016

Okuma’s new MU-4000V, designed for 5-axis multisided machining, is suitable for the aerospace and die/mold industries. It provides high-speed, process-intensive machining combined with turning and 5-axis multitasking machining. The machine features a large work envelope and substantial base...

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Drill/tap, drill/mill centers offer increased X-axis travel

March 9, 2016

Haas Automation has introduced the DT-2 drill/tap center and DM-2 drill/mill center. The machines offer the high acceleration rates, fast axis speeds, and short tool-change times of the DT-1 and DM-1 models, but with an additional 8 in. of X-axis travel and table length and only a slight increase...

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Software feature helps simplify machining of shaped holes

March 8, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne’s ShapeSoft™ feature, recently added to the Laserdyne S94P control for multiaxis laser systems, helps simplify the creation of programs for producing cone, oblique cone, fan, and racetrack holes in a variety of turbine engine components, including blades, nozzle guide...

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Indexable milling cutter handles multiple materials

March 2, 2016

The Pramet Force AD universal shoulder milling cutter features differential pitch to reduce vibration and system noise. The cutter works with multiple materials in harsh environmental conditions. The body of the milling cutter is constructed of a new material suited to machine a pocket for the...

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