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Machining apprentices graduate from four-year AJAC program

June 27, 2014

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) hosted a graduation ceremony on June 27 at The Museum of Flight in Seattle to celebrate AJAC’s 21 graduating machinist (aircraft-oriented) apprentices. The graduates were awarded a nationally recognized journey-level certificate for...

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Coolant suitable for machining aluminum alloys

June 25, 2014

Wallover Oil Co. has introduced WS 8800 machining coolant. The chlorine-free, nonfoaming coolant is designed for machining and grinding of ferrous and nonferrous metals including stainless steel, titanium, cast iron, and all alloys of aluminum. A bioresistant additive controls bacteria and...

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Methods Machine Tools named as representative for Nakamura-Tome

June 23, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories in Sudbury, Mass., has announced that it now serves as a direct representative for turning center manufacturer Nakamura-Tome in the areas of Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. For more...

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EDM handles workpiece weights to 2,970 lbs.

June 23, 2014

Absolute Machine Tools offers the AccuteX DS-550CM die sinker EDM. The EDM has an X,Y, Z working capacity of 20 by 16 by 14 in. The worktable size is 32 by 18 in. Maximum workpiece size is 47 by 27 by 17 in., with a maximum workpiece weight of 2,970 lbs. The machine was designed using FEA to...

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Horizontal machining center handles difficult-to-machine materials

June 20, 2014

Okuma America Corp. offers the MA-12500H horizontal machining center for use on aluminum alloys, cast iron, and difficult-to-machine materials. Built on an integral bed and base and designed with reinforcing ribs for stability and load-carrying capacity, the machine incorporates the...

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Turning machines offered

June 18, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. offers two new turning machines. The MW120GTEX is a redesign of the MW120GT twin-spindle CNC chucker. The new turning center features a high-accuracy spindle for tight tolerance requirements. The Z-axis ball screw is centered to help improve accuracy, and an X-axis box...

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American Airlines, IAM reach three tentative agreements

June 17, 2014

American Airlines and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union have reached three tentative agreements covering more than 11,000 US Airways mechanics, fleet service agents, and maintenance training specialists. The tentative agreements cover the work groups separately and amend...

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Vertical knee mill CNC employs 3-D graphic help forms

June 9, 2014

Acu-Rite, a brand of Heidenhain, offers the MillPWRG2 CNC for vertical knee mills. The control is programmed via plain language user prompts that are accompanied by 3-D graphic help forms that describe each cycle step. Using simplified navigation that eliminates multiple menu screens, the CNC...

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Aztalan Eng. welcomes Sen. Ron Johnson

June 2, 2014

Aztalan Eng., an employee-owned manufacturer of precision machined parts in Lake Mills, Wis., welcomed Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., to its facility on May 27. The visit focused on how the company and other global manufacturers are attracting young professionals at a time when meeting the demands for a...

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QCMI wins San Diego’s 2014 #1 Healthiest Company Award in the small company category

June 2, 2014

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has won the 2014 #1 Healthiest Company Award in the small company category (1 to 100 employees) sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal. The fifth annual awards event honored 50 companies. Five awards were...

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Proto Labs completes start-up of new Minnesota facility

May 21, 2014

Proto Labs Inc., an online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, has completed the move of its CNC milling operation from Maple Plain, Minn., to its new production facility in Plymouth, Minn. The previous manufacturing space in Maple Plain will be converted to office space and will house...

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Kennametal names Industrial, Infrastructure segment leaders

May 21, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has appointed two executives to lead its principal business segments. Effective June 9, Jeswant Gill becomes vice president of Kennametal and executive vice president of the Industrial segment, with global responsibility for the business, which comprises about 55...

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Hard jaws feature diamond-shaped serrations for increased pull-down effect

May 8, 2014

Hard jaws from Dillon Mfg. Inc. feature diamond-shaped serrations for increased pull-down effect, which helps reduce part slippage and pushback from using a bar feeder. The serrations on the gripping surfaces also are suitable for cast parts, scaly parts, or parts with imperfections. The hard...

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Indexable milling grade made for machining high-temperature alloys

May 8, 2014

The KCSM30 milling grade from Kennametal features a fine-grained carbide substrate for strength and stability and a TiAlN PVD coating for wear resistance, making it suitable for working on titanium at cutting speeds up to 230 SFM. It is available in the manufacturer’s proprietary Beyond Blast...

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Machining center suitable for low-volume, high-mix parts

May 7, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the new Yasda H40i 5-axis, high-precision machining center. According to the manufacturer, the machine meets the demands for tight tolerances and short cycle times required by manufacturers in segments such as aerospace, die/mold, and automotive. A...

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