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QCMI receives 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award

April 17, 2014

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has received the 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award in the 51- to 150-employee category from the San Diego Business Journal. QCMI won the award based on its longevity, sustained growth, and community...

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Kennametal raises $1 million for United Way

April 17, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has announced that it raised $1 million in support of the United Way and its agencies during the 2013 campaign. Kennametal Chairman, President, and CEO Carlos Cardoso accepted the first-ever Live United award given by The United Way of Westmoreland County to...

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Machines perform linear ID/OD broaching with one tool

April 17, 2014

Benz Inc. offers two broaching systems that perform rotary and linear broaching for the machine tool industry. Both tools enable machine shops to perform linear ID and OD broaching with one tool. The new LinA broaching system changes the rotary motion of the live tool turret into a linear motion...

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Okuma, Partners in THINC name Sandvik Coromant as Partner of the Year

April 15, 2014

CNC machine tool provider Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its distributors have chosen Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, N.J., a global supplier of metalworking tools and tooling systems, as Partner of the Year among all the members of Partners in THINC. Sandvik Coromant was...

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Program allows user to preview entire machining process

April 15, 2014

Geometric Ltd. has introduced CAMWorks® Virtual Machine, a program that enables users to verify the true G-code, not only the CL data, and check on complex machine settings, subprograms, canned cycles, and work offsets in a virtual environment. The user can preview the entire machining...

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Knuth Machine Tools USA names president

April 9, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a supplier of machining and fabricating equipment in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Daniel Maerklin as president. He has more than 10 years of experience in the machine tool industry, having worked with R&D, sales and service, and major accounts. Maerklin worked...

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Vertical turning lathe handles up to 4,400 lbs.

April 9, 2014

Toshiba Machine Co. America has introduced the TUE-100 vertical turning lathe, designed for high-speed, heavy-duty cutting with a maximum load up to 4,400 lbs. Two types of bearings support the radial and axial loads of the table. With a 200- by 138- by 174-in. footprint, the machine offers feed...

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Plate processor offers optional bevel cutting, 12-station tool changing

April 8, 2014

Peddinghaus has introduced the HSFDB-C plate processor. It can perform drilling, scribing, countersinking, tapping, milling, oxyfuel cutting, and plasma cutting. The system can feed material to the operating area of the machine as opposed to bringing the operating area of the machine to the...

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Fuchs Lubricants wins expanded Boeing approval

April 7, 2014

Fuchs Lubricants Co., Harvey, Ill., has announced that its Ecocool S 761 B machining coolant now is approved under Boeing’s BAC-5008 specification for Usage Areas 2 and 3, in addition to previous approvals for Usage Areas 5 and 6. These approvals cover machining of heat-treated steels,...

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Protomatic introduces new website

April 4, 2014

CNC contract manufacturer Protomatic, Dexter, Mich., has launched a new website at www.protomatic.com that describes the company’s services and capabilities, particularly in the medical and aerospace industries. Viewable on desktop computers or mobile devices, the site provides information on...

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CNC tool grinding software simplifies manufacturing of complex-geometry machine tools

April 1, 2014

Num Corp. has released version 3.8 of its Numroto tool grinding software package. The software automates multihelical and variable-flute grinding and provides a new form cutter function for profile inserts. It is available as an update to existing users of the software. The software runs on...

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Exotic Metals Forming to open plant in Washington

March 25, 2014

Kent, Wash.-based aerospace manufacturer Exotic Metals Forming Co. has announced plans to build a 150,000-sq.-ft. plant in Airway Heights, Wash., creating 150 jobs. The company, which currently employs 900 people, produces machined sheet metal parts for the aviation industry, including...

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Field machining tool handles pipes up to 67.5-in. OD

March 24, 2014

H&S Tool has introduced the BFC-66 field machining tool for pipes up to 67.5 in. OD. The 0.75-in. locator pad adjustment offers increased working range coverage per pad extension to help minimize the number of extensions required to machine the minimum diameter of 52 in. The tool has a drive...

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Multitasking CNC lathe machines process-intensive parts

March 18, 2014

Okuma has introduced the new Multus U series general-purpose multitasking CNC lathe in two machine sizes — U3000 and U4000 — for machining process-intensive parts. A highly rigid traveling column allows for cutting along the entire Y axis. Variations such as multiple bed lengths,...

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NTMA elects board chairman, members

March 18, 2014

The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), Cleveland, has elected Ted Toth, vice president and managing director of Rosenberger-Toth in Pennsauken, N.J., as chairman of the NTMA board of directors. The association also elected Herb Homeyer, president of Homeyer Precision Mfg. in St....

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