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Tool presetter app designed for machining center

February 2, 2016

Koma Precision’s new Elbo Controlli tool presetter app, available from the Okuma App Store at www.myokuma.com, allows users to measure a tool’s radius and length and send the offsets to the Okuma OSP-P control to update the local tool offset table. Physical measurements can be completed...

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5-axis CNC machining system bundled with 3-D software

January 13, 2016

Geometric Ltd., in partnership with Ganesh Machinery, has announced the availability of a turnkey 5-axis CNC machining system for the North American markets. The system includes CAMWorks® 3-D CNC machining software, a VFM 5X-8 5-axis vertical machining center, and a certified postprocessor....

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Solid-carbide end mills introduced

January 8, 2016

Emuge Corp. has introduced Emuge-Franken solid-carbide end mills for applications from universal milling to aerospace and high-hardness machining. The line includes the Top-Cut™ VAR variable-helix, solid-carbide inch end mill for universal milling applications in almost all materials;...

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Femtosecond laser pulses produce micron-scale features

December 9, 2015

The new Rapid FX from Coherent Inc. is a femtosecond laser for high-precision micromachining. The solid-state laser delivers 900-fs pulse widths, with a pulse energy of up to 100 µJ, at a repetition rate of 100 kHz (with optional operation at up to 200 kHz). With its beam quality...

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Touch probe for machine tools uses pressure sensing

December 9, 2015

Heidenhain offers the TS 740 touch probe with pressure sensor. The unit has an accuracy of < +/-1 µm at a probing velocity of 0.25 m/min. The trigger pulse is obtained through force analysis. The forces acting during probing are processed electronically. This method provides consistent probe...

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3-D CNC machining software offers enhancements for toolpath generation

November 5, 2015

Geometric Ltd. has released CAMWorks® 2016 software, the latest release of its suite of 3-D CNC machining applications. It offers new capabilities that can help users move seamlessly from design to manufacturing while enabling cost-effective handling of design and manufacturing changes, the...

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Horizontal honing system provides low to moderate stock removal

October 26, 2015

Ohio Tool Works has introduced the VersaHone horizontal honing system. It is suitable for honing applications that require low to moderate stock removal, such as hydraulic cylinder repair, gas meter runs, aerospace parts, plastic injection barrels rework, and compressor components. The system is...

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Lubricating grease made for use with manual, power chucks

October 16, 2015

Dillon Chucks and Jaws’ HPG500, a boundary lubricant that prevents metal-to-metal contact under high-load and slow-speed conditions, is designed for use with high-end manual chucks and power chucks. The NLDI Grade 2 lubricating grease offers high mechanical stability, high load-carrying...

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Ball-nose milling cutters feature five cutting edges

September 30, 2015

Mapal offers a new type of CPMill milling cutter for premachining. The solid-carbide, ball-nose milling cutter features five cutting edges instead of four, and its highly spiraled geometry helps ensure optimal chip removal, the company reports. The milling heads feature a CFS interface for...

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Blind-hole taps made for use on stainless steels

September 16, 2015

The new TC142 blind-hole taps from Walter USA LLC are designed for machining stainless steels, ISO M materials, and ISO P materials, particularly the softer steels that require more chip control. They come in two versions. Grade WW60RB, suitable for high-volume production, offers a...

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Spindle machining unit visualizes cycles for programming

September 3, 2015

Suhner offers the BEA 16 spindle machining unit with new servo drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth. Software allows the user to program six different basic cycles (drilling, combined drilling, thread cutting, drilling with chip removal, drilling with jump function, and undercutting)...

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Tapping tools available in three styles

September 3, 2015

Palmgren’s parallel arm tapping tools help to improve operator utilization, reduce setup times, reduce material handling, and improve material flow, reports the company. Users can select the pneumatic tapping arm system, motor, and tap holder that best meets their needs. The Quick-Tap system...

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Collet pad jaws suitable for machining small-diameter parts

September 2, 2015

Collet pads and collet pad jaws are available from Dillon Chucks & Jaws for machining small-diameter parts. Collet pads can be changed quickly, and the jaws can be adapted to many styles of chucks, making them suitable for machining of stems, spools, crimp assemblies, manifolds for high-pressure...

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High-speed grinding machine equipped with CNC

August 17, 2015

Okuma’s GPW/GAW grinder series now is equipped with the intelligent OSP-P300G CNC. The open-architecture control runs on a Windows®-based platform and fully integrates the machine, motors, drives, and encoders, allowing for enhanced machine performance and true customization to suit particular...

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Multitasking turning center has built-in load/unload system

August 4, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, a turning center that machines parts in one operation. The machine has a built-in load/unload automation system; advanced operator recognition management software; true opposing twin spindles; and an 8-in. A2-6 25-HP or a 10...

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