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Conveyor/filtration system made for entry-level machining centers

February 9, 2016

Jorgensen Conveyors Inc. has introduced the EcoFilter® conveyor and filtration system for entry-level and midpriced turning and machining centers. It uses a two-stage metal chip removal and coolant filtration design: a hinged steel belt conveyor removes large chips, while a flow-through...

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CGTech opens office in South Korea

February 5, 2016

CGTech, an Irvine, Calif.-based developer of CNC verification and simulation software, has announced the formation of a subsidiary company in South Korea. Based south of Seoul, CGTech-Korea is responsible for marketing, sales, technical support, and reseller support throughout the country. In...

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Benz Inc. to expand in North Carolina

February 5, 2016

Machining head manufacturer Benz Inc., a member of the Zimmer Group, has announced plans to expand and relocate from Charlotte, N.C., to Hickory, N.C. The move will enable the company to expand its operations and store more inventory for delivery to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The facility...

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Annular cutters feature one-touch shank

February 2, 2016

CS Unitec offers 10-series one-touch tungsten carbide-tipped (TCT) cutters. They cut burr-free holes up to 2-3/4 in. dia. and up to 3-3/8 in. deep in structural steel and other metals. The cutters can be mounted and replaced without the need for tools. When holding with a set screw on machines...

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Tool presetter app designed for machining center

February 2, 2016

Koma Precision’s new Elbo Controlli tool presetter app, available from the Okuma App Store at www.myokuma.com, allows users to measure a tool’s radius and length and send the offsets to the Okuma OSP-P control to update the local tool offset table. Physical measurements can be completed...

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Camcraft named an IndustryWeek Best Plant for 2015

January 25, 2016

Camcraft, a Hanover Park, Ill., manufacturer of precision-machined components, has been named a Best Plant Award winner for 2015 by IndustryWeek. In announcing the award, the publication stated that the award winners’ “drive for continuous improvement in all phases of their operations is a...

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5-axis CNC machining system bundled with 3-D software

January 13, 2016

Geometric Ltd., in partnership with Ganesh Machinery, has announced the availability of a turnkey 5-axis CNC machining system for the North American markets. The system includes CAMWorks® 3-D CNC machining software, a VFM 5X-8 5-axis vertical machining center, and a certified postprocessor....

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Solid-carbide end mills introduced

January 8, 2016

Emuge Corp. has introduced Emuge-Franken solid-carbide end mills for applications from universal milling to aerospace and high-hardness machining. The line includes the Top-Cut™ VAR variable-helix, solid-carbide inch end mill for universal milling applications in almost all materials;...

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Methods Machine Tools announces staff changes

January 6, 2016

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, 3-D printing technology, automation, and accessories, has announced two staff changes. The firm has hired Benjamin Fisk as general manager, 3D additive manufacturing. Fisk has more than 15 years of experience in...

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Okuma event highlights emerging CNC machining technologies

December 18, 2015

Okuma America Corp. hosted more than 600 customers, partners, and distributors at its Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Showcase events, Dec. 8-10, 2015. Held at Okuma America’s headquarters and Aerospace Center for Excellence in Charlotte, N.C., the event highlighted emerging CNC machining...

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TCI Precision Metals adds Amada duplex milling machine

December 16, 2015

Gardena, Calif.-based TCI Precision Metals has installed an Amada THV430 duplex milling machine. According to the company, the machine provides four times the output of traditional milling machines to help shorten customer lead times. The firm’s Custom Machine-Ready Blanks™ are milled in...

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Joining Technologies launches full-service machine shop

December 16, 2015

Joining Technologies Inc. has opened a full-service machining facility at its headquarters in East Granby, Conn. The shop provides weld tooling and fixtures to the company’s multiple divisions and directly to customers. Joining Technologies offers precision fusion processes, including laser...

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Methods Machine Tools announces staff award, appointment

December 15, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories based in Sudbury, Mass., has announced that Brittany Speroni, mechanical engineer, has been named as a 2015 recipient of Manufacturing Engineering magazine's 30 Under 30 awards for her talent and...

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Femtosecond laser pulses produce micron-scale features

December 9, 2015

The new Rapid FX from Coherent Inc. is a femtosecond laser for high-precision micromachining. The solid-state laser delivers 900-fs pulse widths, with a pulse energy of up to 100 µJ, at a repetition rate of 100 kHz (with optional operation at up to 200 kHz). With its beam quality...

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Touch probe for machine tools uses pressure sensing

December 9, 2015

Heidenhain offers the TS 740 touch probe with pressure sensor. The unit has an accuracy of < +/-1 µm at a probing velocity of 0.25 m/min. The trigger pulse is obtained through force analysis. The forces acting during probing are processed electronically. This method provides consistent probe...

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