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New milling process uses trochoidal machining strategies -

New milling process uses trochoidal machining strategies

December 17, 2012

Delcam's PowerMILL software for five-axis machining is being used to program a novel machining method for the creation of "fir-tree" profiles in components for turbo machinery without the need for special broaching equipment. The milling process, which is based on the trochoidal machining...

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Indexable milling inserts feature 12 cutting edges -

Indexable milling inserts feature 12 cutting edges

December 13, 2012

Kennametal has introduced the new Rodeka™ series of inserts for indexable milling. The double-sided inserts feature 12 cutting edges. An antirotation feature helps provide stability for higher feed rates and cutting forces with an insert in the pocket. Three variable topography styles are...

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Casting braze plugs block holes before machining -

Casting braze plugs block holes before machining

December 5, 2012

Advanced Laser Technologies offers braze plugs for filling the holes left in a casting. The precision-laser-cut plugs are brazed into the casting, which subsequently is heat-treated and finish-machined. Supplied in any high-nickel-based superalloy to match the cast materials, the plugs are...

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CNCs made for turning, milling

December 3, 2012

Siemens has introduced two new versions of its CNC for job shops. The Sinumerik 828D Basic T is designed for shop floor turning machines. It combines CNC, PLC, operator panel, and axis control for five axes/spindles, including live tooling. This allows milling and drilling operations on a turning...

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Heat-eliminating cold gun is CE-compliant

November 14, 2012

In addition to producing a cold, quiet stream of air to reduce heat buildup in machining operations, Exair's Cold Gun Aircoolant System™ has met the safety, health, and environmental standards of the European Union to attain the CE mark. The system incorporates a stainless steel vortex tube to...

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Industrial PC has large touch panel for 3-D modeling -

Industrial PC has large touch panel for 3-D modeling

November 6, 2012

FANUC FA America has introduced the new Panel i 19-in. industrial PC with color LCD and new touch panel. The PC uses solid-state drives (SSDs) rather than standard hard drives. It features Windows® Embedded instead of a desktop operating system, allowing the operating system to be locked...

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L&M Precision Fabrication remodels Washington facility

November 5, 2012

L&M Precision Fabrication, a provider of sheet metal forming and machining services for the aerospace, electronic, medical, and military markets, has announced the completion of a recent remodeling effort at its Airway Heights, Wash., facility. The major goals for the remodel included...

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Clamping system available with solid-carbide end mills -

Clamping system available with solid-carbide end mills

October 29, 2012

Walter USA LLC has announced the availability of the Haimer Safe-Lock™ clamping system with specially modified Walter Prototyp solid-carbide mills. The problem of pullout or microcreep is prevalent in high-speed machining applications and when working with difficult-to-machine materials...

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End mills designed for aerospace machining -

End mills designed for aerospace machining

October 25, 2012

Emuge Corp. has introduced Emuge-Franken TiNox-Cut, a new series of end mills developed to machine tough materials. The end mills process nickel alloys such as INCONEL® 718, Nimonic®, Waspaloy®, titanium 6A1-4V, and tough steels like stainless 316. The mills' variable flute spacing...

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Vertical machining centers made for large components

October 23, 2012

Two new F series vertical machining centers from Makino are designed to handle large production parts and big die and mold components. They come standard with core-cooled ball screws and scale feedback. The smaller F8 features X-, Y-, and Z-axis travels of 51.2, 31.5, and 25.6 in., respectively; a...

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Alexandria Industries names director of business developmen

October 15, 2012

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has announced that Tom Jensen has joined the company as director of business development, working from Denver. He has extensive experience in aluminum extrusions, secondary machining and finishing operations, and sales and business management. A graduate...

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Metal Craft Spinning and Stamping adds lathe

October 8, 2012

Metal Craft Spinning and Stamping, a provider of metal spinning, stamping, and tooling services in Etobicoke, Ont., has acquired a Nova Sidera Orion 400 Playback spinning lathe. The new machine allows the company to run three shifts. The lathe has a maximum swing of 33.50 in. and a maximum...

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Esco Tool establishes MILLHOG® Channel on YouTube

October 8, 2012

Esco Tool, Holliston, Mass., has introduced a new channel on YouTube that features tool demonstrations and tutorials about its line of boiler tube welding end prep tools. The MILLHOG® Channel at provides more than 20 videos about specialty tools for cutting and...

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Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine expands in South Carolina

September 27, 2012

Ajax Rolled Ring & Machine has opened a $2 million manufacturing facility at its York County, S.C., location. Up to 25 new positions will be added over the next two years to operate the new machining facility. The company is a supplier of seamless steel forged rings from 12 to 100 in. dia. for...

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Machining center performs five-sided, five-axis machining

September 26, 2012

The new UMC-750 universal machining center from Haas Automation Inc. performs five-sided and simultaneous five-axis machining. The five-axis, 40-taper vertical machining center features 30- by 22- by 20-in. travels and an integrated dual-axis trunnion table that can position parts to nearly any...

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