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Milling machine accommodates workpieces up to 440 lbs. -

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 -

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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Vegetable-based cutting oil works on variety of metals

March 14, 2013

Heck Industries offers Crazy Larry's Secret Lube cutting oil. Suitable for tapping, drilling, milling, reaming, turning, and broaching, the lubricant can be sprayed or brushed on. The vegetable-based cutting oil is suitable for use on steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and brass. It is...

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T&H Lemont acquires large-diameter, 5-axis turning center

March 13, 2013

T&H Lemont, an Inductotherm Group company in Countryside, Ill., has installed a Hwacheon Hi-Tech 850YMC CNC turning center. The new machine expands the company's overall diameter and length capabilities to hard turn and finish products up to 45 in. dia. and up to 100 in. long. The lathe...

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Automated welding system performs bore repair -

Automated welding system performs bore repair

March 7, 2013

The BW3000 AutoBoreWelder automated welding system from Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems attaches directly to several of the manufacturer's boring machine mounting fixtures, allowing a single setup for both welding and machining operations. The welding machine can weld in...

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Mazak Corp. establishes scholarship for Cincinnati State engineering students

March 6, 2013

Mazak Corp., Florence, Ky., has provided $24,000 to the SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., for the creation of the Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship. The scholarship is for students entering or currently attending Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, Ohio,...

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Jennison Mfg. Group receives API certification

February 27, 2013

Jennison Mfg. Group, Pittsburgh, has received final audit approval and obtained its American Petroleum Institute (API) certification, positioning the company to provide machined parts for the oil and gas industry. API auditors verified conformance with API SPEC Q1, ISO/TS 29001, and ISO 9001:2008....

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Conventional lathe incorporates CNC lathe components

February 20, 2013

Knuth Machine Tools offers the Servoturn 410 turning machine, which operates like a conventional lathe but incorporates incrementally implemented CNC elements. The machine provides the features that skilled workers want from a conventional lathe while eliminating tedious tasks and simplifying...

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Wheel cell incorporates wheel drilling machine, two lathes, robot -

Wheel cell incorporates wheel drilling machine, two lathes, robot

February 19, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has launched the new All-Okuma wheel cell. It includes the new MB-56VA-AW aluminum wheel drilling machine, as well as two Okuma CNC lathes in a choice of sizes, a FANUC robot, and a variety of conveyance options. All three machines feature the THINC®-OSP...

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Milling cutters designed to deliver reduced cutting force on titanium -

Milling cutters designed to deliver reduced cutting force on titanium

February 7, 2013

The KSRM™ line of milling cutters from Kennametal are engineered for titanium and stainless steel applications. Their design enables pocketing, profiling, ramping, and plunging with up to 0.04 in. fz. The inserts offer up to eight indexable positions. They are designed with a high...

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Horizontal machining center processes titanium, steel, aluminum -

Horizontal machining center processes titanium, steel, aluminum

February 5, 2013

Handtmann offers HBZ Trunnion 5-axis horizontal machining centers. They feature smaller components than typical HMCs for fast machining of workpieces that require deep pockets and drilled holes. There is no chip buildup, as they fall out of the cavity. The X, Y, and Z axes travel independently...

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