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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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Handtmann A-Punkt Automation marks 25 years in business

September 25, 2014

Handtmann A‐Punkt Automation GmbH, a manufacturer of 5-axis machining centers in Baienfurt, Germany, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. The firm was established as A-Punkt Automation GmbH in 1989. Its name changed after being taken over by Handtmann Co. Group. The takeover also changed...

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Automated vertical machining center handles high-temperature alloys

September 25, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the PX30i automated vertical machining center. The machine features design and engineering from Methods in a 5-axis machining center manufactured by Yasda. The machining center features a direct-drive spindle with self-adjusting preload. The spindle...

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Milling machine control includes optional turning functions

September 24, 2014

The TNC 640 milling machine control from Heidenhain includes optional turning functions. Turning operations can be enabled on a milling machine, allowing the operator to transition from milling to turning cycles in the same program. The turning operations can be programmed in plain text, just like...

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CNC 5-axis router offers small footprint

September 22, 2014

Diversified Machine Systems offers an enclosed, 5-axis, overhead-gantry CNC router. Initially designed for composites manufacturing, the router features a Fagor 8055i CNC, solid 2- by 3-ft. twin tables, and 30 in. of Z stroke, as well as a glass, clamshell-style roof. The small-footprint...

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Shaft turning machine handles lengths to 22.4 in.

September 17, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the ML400L shaft turning machine. A longer version of the company’s ML400 shaft turning machine, the unit expands the automated turning of shaft parts up to 22.4 in. in length and up to 7.9 in. dia. With its twin upper and lower turrets with roller...

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IMTS 2014: Disruptive technologies step forward

September 16, 2014 | By Dan Davis

IMTS 2014 is proof that the metal manufacturing of tomorrow is going to be a bit different than what is done today.

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Catalog highlights tooling for metals, composites

September 15, 2014

Benz Inc. has released a new 40-page catalog detailing its tooling systems for applications for the metals and composites industries. The tooling is designed for turning and milling machines. The catalog highlights the tooling systems’ high torque transmission, accuracy, and high rigidity....

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