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RTI Intl. Metals to acquire Remmele Eng.

January 16, 2012

RTI Intl. Metals Inc., Pittsburgh, a global supplier of advanced titanium mill products and fabricated components, has agreed to acquire Remmele Eng. Inc., New Brighton, Minn., a provider of precision machining and collaborative engineering for the aerospace, defense, and medical device sectors....

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United Performance Metals earns nonconventional machining NADCAP approval

January 4, 2012

The laser cutting facility installed early in 2011 at United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, recently was audited and certified in accordance with the requirements of the National Aerospace Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP). NADCAP is an accreditation organization that...

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Machining fluid has high degree of cleanliness, low reportable VOCs

November 11, 2011

Chemtool Inc.’s NuSol 21 Ultra Max 2 is a hybrid technology machining fluid providing corrosion protection for tooling, parts, and equipment. It has a blend of high-molecular-weight PAO emulsion, ester technology, and sulfur/chlorine emulsions and offers resistance to hard water and aluminum...

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Short-pulse laser for micromachining, precision marking introduced

October 31, 2011

Teem Photonics has added a laser with 25 percent higher repetition rate and 25 percent shorter pulse to its passively Q-switched PicoSpark™ line of lasers for micromachining and precision marking. The master-oscillator, fiber-amplified laser now is offered with 50-kHz repetition rate for higher...

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Advance Mfg. celebrates 50th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Advance Mfg. celebrates 50th anniversary

October 7, 2011

Advance Mfg. Co. Inc., Westfield, Mass., marks 50 years in the precision machining industry in 2011. Founded by Tony Amanti in 1961 with $10,000, a handful of employees, and a few machines, the firm now employs nearly 200 at its 120,000-sq.-ft. facility and remains family-owned and -operated....

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Whitney Tool celebrates 40 years in manufacturing

August 30, 2010

In September Whitney Tool Co., located in Bedford, Ind., marks its 40th anniversary as a manufacturer of industrial cutting tools. The public and the company's customers, suppliers, and sales force are invited to tour the plant and view demonstrations of the manufacturing process during an open...

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ERP software enhanced with human resource and sales order RMA modules

October 13, 2009

MIE Solutions has released version 10.4 of its MIE Trak production control and job tracking software for the manufacturing industry. The new release includes a human resources module and a new quality...

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Quick-change cylinder lock reduces changeover times on large tools, fixtures, molds, and dies

October 13, 2009

Tooling Technology has added a new product to its line of Segen pneumatic quick-change cylinder locks.The new PD500 Mega Cylinder helps decrease changeover times on large tools, fixtures, molds, and...

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CMM Scanning System

Reducing CMM Scanning Time

March 9, 2009

A new high speed scanning system for coordinate measuring machines is achieving tremendous productivity gains. Manufacturers have retrofitted existing CMMs with the new Renscan5 system and infinite positioning REVO head from Renishaw and applied the system to speeding inspection on some of their more complex and time-consuming parts.

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New Grinder Control

March 1, 2009

Toyoda Machinery's SelectG is a universal grinder designed for flexible, precise, small-lot work. The grinder's newly developed CNC grinder control, the GC50, has been redesigned to improve the...

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Multi-Surface Grinder

March 1, 2009

Bryant Grinder, a division of Vermont Machine Tool Corporation, has introduced a new modular multi-surface grinding machine with extended flexibility to grind complex workpieces.The machine,...

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12-Pocket Automatic Tool Changer

March 1, 2009

Huffman Corporation has unveiled the new HS-225GC multi-axis grinding center with a 12-Pocket automatic tool changer (ATC).The ATC enables flexible solutions for a wide variety of complex parts...

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CNC Tool Grinding System

March 1, 2009

ANCA has recently introduced the MX7, a next-generation CNC grinding system designed for high flexibility and quick changeover to accommodate smaller batch sizes with high volume capability for...

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Grinding Supperalloys

Productive Grinding of Superalloys

March 1, 2009

Since the early days of metallurgy, alloys have evolved to meet performance requirements.

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CNC user interface

Controlling High Speed Machining

March 1, 2009

According to Drane, high speed machining with features such as 10,000+ RPM spindles, coolant through the spindle, high speed dual-arm tool changers and rapid traverse speeds in excess of 1,000 IPM, are all typically necessary to maximize your high speed requirements. However, many ignore perhaps the most important element of a high speed machining center... the CNC system.

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