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Okuma opens Aerospace Center of Excellence

November 25, 2014

Okuma America Corp. has announced the opening of an Aerospace Center of Excellence at its facility in Charlotte, N.C. The company will debut the center at its annual open house on Dec. 9 and 10. The center is open to aerospace manufacturers for use as a testing and proving ground for advanced...

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Kennametal receives recognition from BMW for innovation, collaboration

November 20, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., was recognized at the 2014 BMW Supplier Innovation Awards in the productivity category for its development of new tooling that increased productivity in the manufacture of engine blocks at BMW’s Steyr, Australia, production facility. The company also was...

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Inserts feature bronze TiOCN top coating

November 13, 2014

New Beyond Drive™ cutting tool inserts from Kennametal are designed for use on cast irons, steels, and stainless steels. They feature a proprietary postcoat surface treatment to help improve edge toughness and depth-of-cut notch resistance, as well as a micropolished surface to help reduce...

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Lincoln Technical Institute adds training in CNC machining

November 12, 2014

Lincoln Educational Services Corp., West Orange, N.J., is expanding its CNC machining and manufacturing technology career training program to its Lincoln Technical Institute campus in New Britain, Conn. Lincoln is continuing its partnership with Haas Automation Inc., and the program curriculum...

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Toolholder features integrated transmission

November 10, 2014

Emuge Corp. has introduced the SPEEDSYNCHRO® toolholder, which features an integrated transmission of 1-to-4.412 for optimizing thread production on CNC machines with synchronous spindles. The integrated transmission is combined with Softsynchro® minimum-length compensation to work with high...

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Asco expands manufacturing lines in Oklahoma plant

November 6, 2014

Zaventem, Belgium-based Asco, a manufacturer of high lift mechanism devices, complex mechanical assemblies, and major functional components for the aerospace industry, is expanding its two-year-old Asco Aerospace USA plant in Stillwater, Okla. The 715,000-sq.-ft. facility manufactures wing and...

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Wire EDM offers large capacity

November 6, 2014

Sodick Inc. has introduced the VZ500LH wire EDM. Featuring rigid linear motor drive technology as standard, the machine offers large capacity and extreme height capability. It is suitable for mold and die, aerospace, and energy applications including parts such as turbine hubs, aerofoil vanes,...

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Horizontal machining center designed for use on heat-resistant materials

October 29, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YBM 7Ti 5-axis precision horizontal machining center for difficult-to-cut materials. The rotary table design and rigid machine structure allow machining of heat-resistant materials such as titanium and INCONEL® alloy. Features include a...

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QCMI establishes machinist training program

October 21, 2014

Precision machining manufacturer Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has partnered with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to establish the QCMI Machinist Training Program. The first class of six students will start Nov. 10, 2014. The success of the program will be the first...

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Single-edged grooving system allows deep grooving

October 20, 2014

Walter USA LLC has added sizes and designs to its Cut-SX single-edged grooving system for grooving and parting. The cutting depth of grooves is not limited to the length of the insert, allowing users to achieve deeper grooving and parting cuts. Features include precisely matched grooving...

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Freedom Machine Tool launches mobile-friendly website

October 15, 2014

Freedom Machine Tool, Colorado Springs, Colo., a manufacturer of industrial-grade, 3-axis CNC routers and a subsidiary brand of Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), has released a responsive, mobile-friendly website delivering instant online quotes at The site features newly...

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Vertical machining center provides high rigidity, heavy cutting ability

October 14, 2014

Okuma’s new Millac 852V II vertical machining center offers high rigidity, heavy cutting ability, and high operability. The strong base column construction has ribs that counter chatter and twisting during heavy-duty cutting. Traditional box ways are used for all axes to provide high accuracy and...

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Vertical lathe provides stable cutting in small footprint

October 7, 2014

Okuma has introduced the V760EX vertical lathe, an update to its V60R model. The new version provides a larger work envelope in the same footprint, allowing for an additional 4.33 in. in workpiece height and an additional 5.91-in. maximum turning diameter. The lathe provides stable,...

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NC software offers improvements to lathe control

October 2, 2014

Heidenhain has released new software and hardware for its MANUALplus 620 contouring control for CNCs and cycle lathes. The opposing spindle now is supported completely during automatic program generation. The cutoff cycle G859 now permits entering a default diameter at which a pickup device is...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold open house at Arizona technology center

October 1, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house at its technology center in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 5-6, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. The company...

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