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Oberg Industries partners with Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering on additive manufacturing research

September 8, 2016

Oberg Industries, a manufacturer of complex tooling and precision machined or stamped metal components in Freeport, Pa., and the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have formed a two-year partnership in which Oberg will have full-time employees on-site to manage technical...

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Spirit Mfg. to close Wisconsin facility

September 7, 2016

Spirit Mfg., a wholly owned subsidiary of HyPro Inc., has announced plans to close its facility in New Berlin, Wis. The company is a contract manufacturer of machined parts for OEMs. Layoffs are slated for November, affecting 60 employees. Many employees are being offered positions at HyPro’s...

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Brixey & Meyer Capital acquires Stillwater Technologies

August 30, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Brixey & Meyer Capital (BMC) has announced it has acquired Stillwater Technologies, a Troy, Ohio-based supplier of precision machining and resistance welding systems to the communications, aerospace, defense, automotive, and energy sectors. Stillwater currently has about 90...

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Electric hand-held beveling tool offers new milling head design

August 30, 2016

Saar-Hartmetall USA has announced the availability of its upgraded SMA30E hand-held beveling tool. It features a new milling head design that uses dice-shaped inserts that now have eight cutting edges instead of the typical four cutting edges. The new milling head design also allows for quick...

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Vertical machining center has 16- by 14-in. work envelope

August 25, 2016

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Feeler HV-1100V vertical machining center. It features a dedicated trunnion, 4+1 axis configuration, and a 13.8-in. rotary table. The trunnion—Autocam with roller cam technology—offers a 16- by 14-in. work envelope. The tilting A axis has a full...

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Cutting fluid offers extra lubricity for hard-to-machine materials

August 25, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has released the new Coolcut S-50™ soluble cutting fluid for reducing heat buildup and friction on workpieces. EP additives in the liquid provide extra lubricity for cutting of high-tensile steel, stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, and copper alloys. The fluid also...

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Reamers suitable for high-volume production

August 24, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers ALVAN® expandable precision reamers for high-volume production. The line is available through an exclusive supply agreement with S.C.A.M.I., the Italy-based manufacturer. Offered with carbide, cermet, polycrystalline diamond (PCD), and cubic boron nitride (CBN)...

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Coolant-through threadmills suitable for blind hole applications

July 28, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers a line of coolant-through threadmills, designed to improve chip evacuation when threading blind holes. According to the company, they reduce tool deflection and provide straight, precise thread forms. Inch-shank and metric-shank versions are offered. The...

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Triumph facility relocating to Kansas

July 26, 2016

Triumph Group Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has announced plans to relocate its Grandview, Mo., operations to a newly built, 156,000-sq.-ft. facility in Edgerton, Kan., to accommodate company growth. The relocation is expected to begin in September 2016 and be complete by June 2017. The facility,...

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Liberty Hall Capital Partners acquires J&M Machine

June 22, 2016

New York-based Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry, has acquired J&M Machine LLC, Renton, Wash., a Tier 2 supplier of precision machined metallic parts and assemblies for the global aerospace...

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Hermle North America restructures leadership

June 21, 2016

Hermle North America, Franklin, Wis., a provider of 5-axis precision machines, has announced a change in leadership structure with a new 3EO team. The team, comprising three of the company’s top team members, share duties and responsibility. Manuel Merkt has been named vice president of...

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Okuma to host shop floor automation event June 22

June 17, 2016

CNC machine tool provider Okuma America Corp. will host an Easy Shop Floor Automation event, June 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Partners in THINC in Charlotte, N.C. The event will include tips and demonstrations of simple automation technologies for machine tool users. Automated gauging,...

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PCX Aerostructures adds machining capability

June 15, 2016

PCX Aerostructures LLC has announced the addition of a WFL M65 Millturn machining center at its Newington, Conn., headquarters. The machine serves as a lathe, 5-axis machining center, 3-D CMM, gear shaper, and deep hole drilling machine. It allows for complete machining of complex parts with...

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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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Okuma donates CNC machines to Central Piedmont Community College

June 13, 2016

Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has donated an MC-V4020 CNC vertical machining center and an ES-L8II CNC lathe to the engineering technology programs at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), Charlotte. The equipment supports Okuma’s and CPCC’s efforts to give students the...

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