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Turbine end mills offer barrel-shape design

April 9, 2015

Emuge Corp. has introduced new solid-carbide turbine end mills for milling turbine blades, impellers, blisks, and other complex 5-axis components. The end mill line features a variety of styles, including tapered ball nose, barrel-shape designs, and tool selections from the company’s Top-Cut,...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold open house

April 7, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house May 6 and 7, 2015, to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of its Detroit Technology Center in Wixom, Mich. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day....

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Methods Machine Tools sponsors Wentworth Institute capstone project

April 6, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has sponsored a senior year capstone project for several fifth-year electromechanical engineering students from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston. The project involved researching...

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Machining association chips away at ozone proposal

April 2, 2015

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The Precision Machined Products Association believes metal manufacturing operations will struggle to meet proposed EPA ozone standards.

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Straight, angle-head coolant-through tooling offered

April 2, 2015

Heimatec has announced the availability of a coolant-through feature on its current line items. This technology is designed to provide clean, fast cuts on large, deep parts - - applications in which chips and excess heat buildup are challenges. The company now offers high-pressure...

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Vertical machining center delivers full 5-axis capabilities

March 18, 2015

Okuma’s new MU-6300V vertical machining center is designed for 5-axis multisided machining in the aerospace and die/mold industries. It is available with a variety of spindle options, providing a configuration for nearly any 5-axis job. Pallet changes take place at the back of the machine,...

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Paramount acquires Numerical Productions Inc.

March 16, 2015

Oak Park, Mich.-based Paramount Precision Products has acquired the CNC machining company Numerical Productions Inc., Indianapolis. Paramount intends to expand its precision machining services to manufacturing companies located throughout the Midwest. Paramount Precision Products is a supplier...

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Horizontal CNC lathe produces minimal vibration

March 12, 2015

Okuma has introduced the HJ-250E horizontal CNC lathe featuring a FANUC control. Built on a one-piece cast-iron base with a horizontal way system and hand-scraped headstock and tailstock mounting surfaces, the machine provides stability, rigidity, and accuracy for a variety of applications, the...

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Radial arm drills offer drilling capacity to 3.94 in.

March 4, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools has introduced the R series of radial arm drills. They offer 1.3- to 3.94-in. drilling capacity with 32- to 124-in. spindle-to-column distance. The R-60 offers an infinitely variable spindle gearbox from 38 to 2,000 RPM. The R-100 model has a 22-step direct gear drive drill...

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Servomotors offer stall torque of 85.0, 120.0 Nm

March 4, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. has introduced the QSY 260B and QSY 260C EcoDyn series of servomotors with stall torque of 85.0 and 120.0 Nm, respectively. The motors provide low torque ripple for high-speed stability and positioning accuracy, the company reports. A high rotor moment of inertia provides for...

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CNC lathes require no CNC programming, G-code knowledge

March 3, 2015

Kaast Machine Tools Inc. offers CNC lathes with large spindle bores (6, 9, 12, or 14 in.) and double chuck systems. Swings are available from 18 to 51 in. with lengths from 40 to 244 in. The spindle motor range is 7.5 to 60 HP. The user does not need to have previous knowledge of CNC programming or...

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Milling lathe has true Y axis and subspindle

March 2, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Feeler FT-250SY CNC turning center. It features a true Y axis with 3.94 in. of travel, which provides rigidity and a robust machining environment, the company reports. The machine also offers a 20-HP, 4,500-RPM, 8-in. subspindle in addition to the...

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Kennametal VP/CFO to retire

February 19, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has announced that vice president and CFO Frank Simpkins will retire from the company March 31, 2015. The firm has named Vice President and Corporate Controller Martha Fusco to serve as interim CFO. Simpkins, who joined the company in October 1995 as business...

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5-axis boring-milling machine handles complex molds, dies

February 19, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YBM Vi40, a 5-axis vertical CNC jig boring-milling machine for hard milling applications of complex dies, molds, and components in industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, and electronics. The machine offers simultaneous...

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Wrobel Eng. completes 2014 capital improvements

February 17, 2015

Wrobel Eng., a provider of precision CNC machining and sheet metal fabrication services in Avon, Mass., has completed its 2014 capital improvement plan targeting new technologies, equipment upgrades, facility improvements, and workforce initiatives. The company has added onboard inspection to...

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