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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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Undersurface trimming unit machines both panel sides simultaneously

April 6, 2016

Benz Inc. has announced that its new undersurface trimming unit allows machining on both sides of a panel without flipping it. The unit is designed with a head that allows the user to reach in up to 6 in. from all edges for an elevated workpiece for undersurface machining. A flush-mounted ER25...

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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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Three-fluted drill introduced

February 18, 2016

Mapal Dr. Kress KG offers the Tritan-Drill three-fluted drill for use on a variety of steel, cast materials, and nonferrous metals. Its geometry is designed for optimum chip removal and a low cutting pressure, producing rounder bores and reducing burr formation, says the company. The drill can...

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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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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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