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NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation announce scholarships for young manufacturing talent

April 20, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and certification body serving the precision manufacturing industry, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to...

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Fidia moves North American operations to new headquarters facility in Michigan

April 19, 2016

Fidia S.p.A., based in Turin, Italy, has moved its North American operations from Troy, Mich., to a new 14,000-sq.-ft. headquarters facility in Rochester Hills, Mich. Fidia designs and builds NCs and high-speed milling machine systems for the production of complex-shaped parts for the automotive,...

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Gene Haas Foundation provides $250,000 grant to Workshops for Warriors

April 12, 2016

Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has presented a $250,000 grant to Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement. Originally founded in 2008 as a workforce...

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MC Machinery Systems names national sales manager

April 8, 2016

Wood Dale, Ill.-based MC Machinery Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has named Fred Puzon as national sales manager responsible for managing all sales and product development activities in the company’s Machining Technologies department. Puzon, who has been in the...

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Soft jaw blanks offer easy-locating features

April 7, 2016

Soft jaw blanks from Dillon Jaws offer a milled surface on the jaw end, opposite to the clamping surface, which serves as a location point for positioning the counterbored holes and the jaws’ serrations for exact dimensional matching of the company’s jaw sets. According to the company,...

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High-feed cutter processes difficult-to-machine steels

April 7, 2016

The Pramet Penta HF high-feed cutter from Dormer Pramet can be used across various applications on multiple materials, including heat-treated and difficult-to-machine steels, stainless steels, and heat-resistant superalloys. The cutter features internal coolant on body for deep-cavity milling...

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Kennametal director receives Women in Manufacturing STEP Award

April 1, 2016

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has announced that Director of Global Strategic Pricing Cheryl Bush received honors in the 4th Women in Manufacturing STEP (science, technology, engineering, and production) Awards presented by The Manufacturing Institute. The STEP Awards recognize women at all...

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How fabricators manage machining

March 31, 2016


These days certain custom fabrication operations have in-house machining capabilities. How these capabilities are managed depends on a company’s location, access to talent, and customer demands. The FABRICATOR talked with managers at two custom fabricators, each of which takes a distinct approach to managing its machining operations.

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PCX Aerostructures expands machining capacity

March 29, 2016

Cam-Tech Mfg., a division of PCX Aerostructures, has installed a new machining center to expand production of large-format aircraft parts at its Mansfield, Texas, facility. The T1 Makino 5-axis machining center has a 59- by 51- by 78-in. envelope. PCX Aerostructures is a supplier of highly...

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Solid-carbide mill offers five cutting edges

March 29, 2016

Walter USA LLC has introduced the Prototyp Proto▪max™ ST Z-5 solid carbide milling tool for dynamic milling of steel, with secondary applications in stainless steel. The tool, which has five cutting edges, is available with a Weldon shank configuration for secure clamping, with or without...

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Runout compensation nuts correct runout errors, misalignment

March 28, 2016

ReamTec EasyZero runout compensation nuts from Monaghan Tooling Group correct runout errors and misalignment for all round tools using ER collets. The replacement nuts feature six adjustment screws that allow for up to 0.011-in. runout to be dialed in rapidly. With concentric cutting, all cutting...

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Mill/drill chucks feature 1:16 worm gear

March 24, 2016

Emuge Corp., in partnership with Albrecht Precision Chucks, has introduced FPC mill/drill chucks with a 1:16 worm gear. The patented design delivers 3 tons of traction force and 100 percent holding power for maximum rigidity, says the company. The collet-cone assembly absorbs nearly all vibration...

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Dapra opens milling center in Illinois

March 22, 2016

Dapra Corp., a manufacturer of indexable milling tools and a supplier of direct part marking systems, has announced the opening of a new Midwest Tech Center site for customer training and testing in Rockford, Ill. The facility serves as a site for training, prototype testing, turnkey...

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Parabolic-flute drill designed for deep-hole drilling

March 21, 2016

Dormer Pramet offers PFX premium cobalt high-speed steel drills, available in screw machine, jobber, taper, and extra-length designs. It is suitable for most materials operating in depths of 3xD (A920, A921), 6xD (A900, A901), 10xD (A940, A941), and 15xD (A976, A977, A978). All drills feature a...

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Accurate Welding adds 3-axis milling machine

March 16, 2016

Accurate Welding & Fabricating, Harrison Township, Mich., has added a 3-axis CNC milling machine, giving the company additional capacity to fulfill customer requirements. The Vision Wide machine has an envelope of 165-in. X-axis travel, 90-in. Y-axis travel, and 55-in. Z-axis travel. The...

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