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Double-column machining center reduces number of setups

June 26, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has introduced the MCR-A5CII double-column machining center. With its multiple heads, the unit can machine all five sides of a part from a single setup. According to the company, tasks that require five to six setups on a vertical machining center can be accomplished in two to...

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Schwarze-Robitec adds drilling, milling center

June 25, 2013

Tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec has invested 1 million euro in its new drilling and milling center at its headquarters in Cologne, Germany. In one clamping, the system can machine up to 30 tons of heavy components on five sides. The machine is operated from a cockpit, with...

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Formtek adds turning center

June 20, 2013

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, as part of a comprehensive plan to expand its manufacturing capabilities, has taken delivery of a new Mazak 500M slant-bed turning center. The lathe increases the company's turning capabilities up to 36 in. dia. and 118 in. long. The new machine is intended to add capacity...

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Micromachining system suitable for multipurpose, small-scale production

June 20, 2013

IPG Photonics Corp. has introduced the IX-255 UV laser micromachining system. The flexible system is designed for multipurpose, R&D, and small-scale production applications. The multifunctional system can be configured with a beam energy density up to 25 J/cm2 for applications such as drilling...

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Laboratory Testing Inc. announces two promotions

June 10, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc., a provider of tensile, impact, hardness, fracture toughness, and stress rupture testing in Hatfield, Pa., has announced the promotions of Glenn Derstine to senior technical adviser for mechanical testing and machining and Brandon McVaugh to destructive testing manager for...

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Walter announces personnel changes

June 3, 2013

Walter USA, a manufacturer of cutting tools in Waukesha, Wis., has announced the appointment of Kim Seidelman to managing director and Jeff Kraez to national sales director. Seidelman joined Walter through the Valenite integration in 2010 as the director of sales for key accounts. He started his...

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Turning center software upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Turning center software upgraded

May 30, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced version 6.0 of its CAMplete TurnMill software for Nakamura-Tome multitasking turning centers. The software includes several upgrades for greater macro language support, improved error handling, and increased post-processing capabilities. The software is...

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Milling machine made for delicate work

May 21, 2013

Advanced Control Technology (ACT) offers the DMC-III desktop CNC milling machine for delicate work. The lightweight machine is designed for engraving, 3-D moldmaking, research labs, and PC board drilling....

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Ceramic end mills machine nickel-based, high-temp alloys - TheFabricator.com

Ceramic end mills machine nickel-based, high-temp alloys

May 19, 2013

Kennametal has introduced Beyond KYS40™ solid ceramic end mills, designed to machine high-strength, nickel-based alloys. The SiAlON ceramic grade offers high heat resistance and strong cutting edges (negative rake). The end mills provide roughing at cutting speeds up to 3,300 SFM with tool...

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Metalworking fluids designed for heavy machining - TheFabricator.com

Metalworking fluids designed for heavy machining

May 19, 2013

CIMCOOL® Fluid Technology offers CIMPERIAL® soluble oils, designed for heavy-duty machining and grinding on ferrous and nonferrous metals. 1072C is a chlorinated soluble oil for machining and grinding operations that offers stability in high-hardness, high-sulfate, and high-chloride...

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Matsuura Machinery opens U.S. subsidiary

May 13, 2013

Matsurra Machinery Corp., Japan, has opened a U.S. subsidiary, Matsuura Machinery USA, in St. Paul, Minn., to import machines and service customers. A grand opening will take place May 14 at 11:00 a.m., followed by an open house on May 15-16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To register for the grand...

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CNC made for entry-level milling, turning

May 8, 2013

Siemens offers the Sinumerik 808D, a CNC for entry-level milling and turning machines. The control is designed for the high-volume 230-V, three-phase, and economy machine tool markets. With up to 3-axis plus spindle control capability in milling or turning applications, the CNC is offered as a...

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Walter launches redesigned website

May 7, 2013

Walter USA LLC, Waukesha, Wis., has unveiled a redesigned website at www.walter-tools.com/us featuring more information and services. It embodies the company's integrated Toolshop rapid ordering system to help simplify and speed up ordering of the company’s cutting tools for milling, drilling,...

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Future Products marks 50 years in business

May 1, 2013

Future Products, a manufacturer of precision die tooling and machined components, is celebrating its 50th year in business. Irvin F. Swider purchased the business in April 1963, initially manufacturing punch and die buttons. Originally an eight-man operation, the company quickly added staff and...

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Bolt-on trunnion tables help reduce part handling

April 25, 2013

The TrunnionTable.com Stallion 9\20 and 9\23 tables allow users to exploit the rotary fourth-axis capability of horizontal and vertical machining centers. The bolt-on trunnions are work-ready out of the box, with standard-sized models designed for the most commonly used models of Kurt vises,...

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