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CNC made for entry-level milling, turning

May 8, 2013

Siemens offers the Sinumerik 808D, a CNC for entry-level milling and turning machines. The control is designed for the high-volume 230-V, three-phase, and economy machine tool markets. With up to 3-axis plus spindle control capability in milling or turning applications, the CNC is offered as a...

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Walter launches redesigned website

May 7, 2013

Walter USA LLC, Waukesha, Wis., has unveiled a redesigned website at featuring more information and services. It embodies the company's integrated Toolshop rapid ordering system to help simplify and speed up ordering of the company’s cutting tools for milling, drilling,...

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Future Products marks 50 years in business

May 1, 2013

Future Products, a manufacturer of precision die tooling and machined components, is celebrating its 50th year in business. Irvin F. Swider purchased the business in April 1963, initially manufacturing punch and die buttons. Originally an eight-man operation, the company quickly added staff and...

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Bolt-on trunnion tables help reduce part handling

April 25, 2013

The Stallion 9\20 and 9\23 tables allow users to exploit the rotary fourth-axis capability of horizontal and vertical machining centers. The bolt-on trunnions are work-ready out of the box, with standard-sized models designed for the most commonly used models of Kurt vises,...

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Diehl Steel adds plate mill

April 18, 2013

Diehl Steel, Cincinnati, has installed a new plate mill that allows the company to custom-machine steel material up to 30 in. wide by 50 in. long by 12 in. high. The company now can machine larger sizes of tool steel, alloy steel, high-speed steel, carbon steel, powder-metal product, and stainless...

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Enhancements made to horizontal machining center

April 11, 2013

Mazak Corp. has made several enhancements to its Horizontal Center Nexus (HCN) 4000-III horizontal machining center. Y-axis travel and stroke have been expanded, and the Z axis has a higher allowable thrust. Rapid traverse speed now is 2,362 IPM, and machine acceleration rate is 1G. The...

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Surface treatments add wear resistance to complex components

April 3, 2013

UltraFlex™ wear-resistant surface treatments from Kennametal are designed for components with complex geometries in the power-generation and oil and gas industries. The treatments provide metallurgical-bonded, void-free cladding for critical components in demanding environments. They protect...

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Turn/mill center features swiveling B axis

April 2, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome NTJ-100 multitasking turn/mill center. Applications include low- to high-volume lots of medical, aerospace, and general job shop components. The machine offers fast tool changes of up to 54 toolstations for turning and 24 toolstations...

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Metals Technologies purchases Hess Industries equipment

March 28, 2013

Siemens' Metal Technologies business unit has purchased the equipment and technology from Hess Industries Inc., Niles, Mich. This purchase gives Siemens the full capability to repair and calibrate BFI ShapeMeter rolls in the North American market. The purchase includes roll test stands,...

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Milling machine accommodates workpieces up to 440 lbs.

March 28, 2013

GF AgieCharmilles offers the 5-axis Mikron HEM 500U for machining aluminum, alloy, and steel parts. The milling machine features a 12,000-RPM spindle and 30-tool magazine that provides a 2-sec. chip-to-chip time for high-speed, continuous milling operations and increased spindle uptime. A...

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Wireless rotary axis calibrator measures angular position to ±1 arcsecond

March 26, 2013

The new Renishaw XR20-W calibration system measures the angular position of rotary axes to within ±1 arcsecond, wirelessly, for testing the accuracy of lathes, multiaxis machine tools, mill/turn machines, trunnion tables, and spindles. The system works in conjunction with XL-80 or ML10 laser...

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Vertical turning lathe machines large, heavy parts -

Vertical turning lathe machines large, heavy parts

March 19, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the new Feeler FVT-600 vertical turning lathe, suitable for machining large, heavy parts such as those used in the aerospace and power generation industries. To automate processes for high-volume production applications, the machine is available in...

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Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks

March 19, 2013

Rockford Systems Inc. offers chip shields for Bridgeport milling machines. The shields place a barrier between flying chips, sparks, and machine coolant and the operators or other employees in the area. They can be moved in or out of position quickly for tool and part changes. The shields are...

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Roller cam rotary table offers 110 ft.-lbs. of spindle torque

March 18, 2013

Haas Automation offers the HRC210 high-speed, cam-driven rotary table, which provides cutting and indexing speeds up to 830 degrees/sec. Offering 110 ft.-lbs. of spindle torque for synchronous 4-axis machining, its pneumatic brake yields 134 ft.-lbs. of holding torque for stationary work. Indexing...

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Merrill Tool & Machine adds largest-of-its-kind 5-axis mill

March 14, 2013

Merrill Tool & Machine, Merrill, Mich., a provider of design, engineering, and manufacturing services, has expanded its parts machining capabilities with the installation of the largest-of-its-kind Mazak Versatech V-140N 5-axis milling machine. The machine arrived at the 120,000-sq.-ft....

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