Machining

If you need information on machining, this technology area has the scoop on machines, tooling, software, and lubricants.

Filter Content
Vertical turning lathe machines large, heavy parts - TheFabricator.com

Vertical turning lathe machines large, heavy parts

March 19, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the new Feeler FVT-600 vertical turning lathe, suitable for machining large, heavy parts such as those used in the aerospace and power generation industries. To automate processes for high-volume production applications, the machine is available in...

Continue Reading

Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks - TheFabricator.com

Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks

March 19, 2013

Rockford Systems Inc. offers chip shields for Bridgeport milling machines. The shields place a barrier between flying chips, sparks, and machine coolant and the operators or other employees in the area. They can be moved in or out of position quickly for tool and part changes. The shields are...

Continue Reading

Roller cam rotary table offers 110 ft.-lbs. of spindle torque

March 18, 2013

Haas Automation offers the HRC210 high-speed, cam-driven rotary table, which provides cutting and indexing speeds up to 830 degrees/sec. Offering 110 ft.-lbs. of spindle torque for synchronous 4-axis machining, its pneumatic brake yields 134 ft.-lbs. of holding torque for stationary work. Indexing...

Continue Reading

Merrill Tool & Machine adds largest-of-its-kind 5-axis mill

March 14, 2013

Merrill Tool & Machine, Merrill, Mich., a provider of design, engineering, and manufacturing services, has expanded its parts machining capabilities with the installation of the largest-of-its-kind Mazak Versatech V-140N 5-axis milling machine. The machine arrived at the 120,000-sq.-ft....

Continue Reading

Vegetable-based cutting oil works on variety of metals

March 14, 2013

Heck Industries offers Crazy Larry's Secret Lube cutting oil. Suitable for tapping, drilling, milling, reaming, turning, and broaching, the lubricant can be sprayed or brushed on. The vegetable-based cutting oil is suitable for use on steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and brass. It is...

Continue Reading

T&H Lemont acquires large-diameter, 5-axis turning center

March 13, 2013

T&H Lemont, an Inductotherm Group company in Countryside, Ill., has installed a Hwacheon Hi-Tech 850YMC CNC turning center. The new machine expands the company's overall diameter and length capabilities to hard turn and finish products up to 45 in. dia. and up to 100 in. long. The lathe...

Continue Reading

Automated welding system performs bore repair - TheFabricator.com

Automated welding system performs bore repair

March 7, 2013

The BW3000 AutoBoreWelder automated welding system from Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems attaches directly to several of the manufacturer's boring machine mounting fixtures, allowing a single setup for both welding and machining operations. The welding machine can weld in...

Continue Reading

Mazak Corp. establishes scholarship for Cincinnati State engineering students

March 6, 2013

Mazak Corp., Florence, Ky., has provided $24,000 to the SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., for the creation of the Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship. The scholarship is for students entering or currently attending Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, Ohio,...

Continue Reading

Jennison Mfg. Group receives API certification

February 27, 2013

Jennison Mfg. Group, Pittsburgh, has received final audit approval and obtained its American Petroleum Institute (API) certification, positioning the company to provide machined parts for the oil and gas industry. API auditors verified conformance with API SPEC Q1, ISO/TS 29001, and ISO 9001:2008....

Continue Reading

Conventional lathe incorporates CNC lathe components

February 20, 2013

Knuth Machine Tools offers the Servoturn 410 turning machine, which operates like a conventional lathe but incorporates incrementally implemented CNC elements. The machine provides the features that skilled workers want from a conventional lathe while eliminating tedious tasks and simplifying...

Continue Reading

Wheel cell incorporates wheel drilling machine, two lathes, robot - TheFabricator.com

Wheel cell incorporates wheel drilling machine, two lathes, robot

February 19, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has launched the new All-Okuma wheel cell. It includes the new MB-56VA-AW aluminum wheel drilling machine, as well as two Okuma CNC lathes in a choice of sizes, a FANUC robot, and a variety of conveyance options. All three machines feature the THINC®-OSP...

Continue Reading

Milling cutters designed to deliver reduced cutting force on titanium - TheFabricator.com

Milling cutters designed to deliver reduced cutting force on titanium

February 7, 2013

The KSRM™ line of milling cutters from Kennametal are engineered for titanium and stainless steel applications. Their design enables pocketing, profiling, ramping, and plunging with up to 0.04 in. fz. The inserts offer up to eight indexable positions. They are designed with a high...

Continue Reading

Horizontal machining center processes titanium, steel, aluminum - TheFabricator.com

Horizontal machining center processes titanium, steel, aluminum

February 5, 2013

Handtmann offers HBZ Trunnion 5-axis horizontal machining centers. They feature smaller components than typical HMCs for fast machining of workpieces that require deep pockets and drilled holes. There is no chip buildup, as they fall out of the cavity. The X, Y, and Z axes travel independently...

Continue Reading

Graebener-Reika establishes new headquarters in Pennsylvania - TheFabricator.com

Graebener-Reika establishes new headquarters in Pennsylvania

February 4, 2013

Graebener-Reika Inc., a provider of machinery for processing tube, pipe, bar, plate, and sheet metal, has announced the establishment of its technical and sales headquarters in Reading, Pa. The 12,000-sq.-ft. facility houses the company's engineering, sales, and service staff with on-site...

Continue Reading

Automatic edge milling machine designed for shipyard applications - TheFabricator.com

Automatic edge milling machine designed for shipyard applications

January 31, 2013

Kranendonk has developed an edge preparation system that uses a force-guided milling head that can move in three orientations. Designed for shipyard applications that must meet PSPC coating regulations, it mills a constant 0.078-in. radius to any plate contour, even with inaccurate plate edges,...

Continue Reading