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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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Gene Haas Foundation announces $50,000 in scholarships

September 11, 2014

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has announced $50,000 in scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors seeking a postsecondary degree in machining, advanced manufacturing technology, or engineering with a curriculum that includes CNC technology training. A $1,000 grant per school...

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CNC lathe uses two tools working simultaneously

September 8, 2014

Okuma offers the new LU4000 EX CNC lathe. It uses two turrets, allowing two tools to work simultaneously to provide process flexibility and high removal rates. The lathe incorporates a new 45-degree box bed with all box way construction, three-point bearing support for the spindle, crown gear...

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CNC turning center handles large parts

September 4, 2014

Okuma offers the VTM-2000YB multitasking CNC turning center, which provides heavy-duty construction for machining of large parts, such as those in the aerospace industry. The vertical architecture offers “natural” part handling and excellent chip fall, while taking up minimal floor space,...

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Air Products licenses cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems

August 26, 2014

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., has licensed its proprietary cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems Inc. (ARS), Macungie, Pa., a manufacturer of industrial and research cryogenic equipment. The technology license agreement gives ARS extensive rights to the patented ICEFLY®...

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