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Plate processor offers optional bevel cutting, 12-station tool changing

April 8, 2014

Peddinghaus has introduced the HSFDB-C plate processor. It can perform drilling, scribing, countersinking, tapping, milling, oxyfuel cutting, and plasma cutting. The system can feed material to the operating area of the machine as opposed to bringing the operating area of the machine to the...

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CNC tool grinding software simplifies manufacturing of complex-geometry machine tools

April 1, 2014

Num Corp. has released version 3.8 of its Numroto tool grinding software package. The software automates multihelical and variable-flute grinding and provides a new form cutter function for profile inserts. It is available as an update to existing users of the software. The software runs on...

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Field machining tool handles pipes up to 67.5-in. OD

March 24, 2014

H&S Tool has introduced the BFC-66 field machining tool for pipes up to 67.5 in. OD. The 0.75-in. locator pad adjustment offers increased working range coverage per pad extension to help minimize the number of extensions required to machine the minimum diameter of 52 in. The tool has a drive...

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Multitasking CNC lathe machines process-intensive parts

March 18, 2014

Okuma has introduced the new Multus U series general-purpose multitasking CNC lathe in two machine sizes — U3000 and U4000 — for machining process-intensive parts. A highly rigid traveling column allows for cutting along the entire Y axis. Variations such as multiple bed lengths,...

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Simulation tools added to CAM software

March 10, 2014

Delcam offers the 2014 R2 version of its PowerMill CAM software for high-speed and 5-axis machining. Simulation and customization tools have been added, and editing flexibility has been increased. The ordering of the Vortex tool paths, the software’s high-efficiency area-clearance strategy,...

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Turning insert’s chip step is designed in continuous curve

March 6, 2014

Beyond™ MR (medium roughing) inserts from Kennametal are designed for turning stainless steel with smooth cutting action and high wear resistance. The chip step is designed in a continuous curve so that alternating stresses are reduced. The radius of curvature of the chip step surface is...

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CNC made for basic machine tools

March 3, 2014

Siemens Industry Inc. has introduced the Sinumerik 808D Advanced CNC, designed for basic milling and turning machines. It offers up to 5 axes/spindle motion control on a single machine channel, with drive bus communication between the CNC and drive to help improve position control, data transfer...

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Mill organizer holds 90 percent of needed tools

February 27, 2014

Jeffery Tools offers the Milling Machine Organizer. It incorporates an R8 collet rack, toolholder, and digital readout platform. Storage drawers include one for a 115-piece drill index. The unit puts all tools within reach for execution of 90 percent of machine operations without the operator...

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Vegetable-derived metalworking lubricant designed for roll forming, deep-hole drilling

February 26, 2014

QualiChem has introduced EQO-Pure 452, a vegetable-based, water-soluble lubricant for severe hardened steel and stainless steel machining applications. The heavy-duty micro-emulsion fluid with EP additives is formulated to help improve tool life and part quality while eliminating foaming and...

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Face milling platform features eight cutting edges

February 25, 2014

With eight cutting edges, Kennametal’s new KSSM8+™ face milling platform cuts cast-iron and steel workpieces. The IC10 size provides a 0.354-in. depth of cut, while the IC 12.7 achieves a 0.236-in. depth of cut. Both have high lead angles (88 and 87 degrees, respectively), making them...

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Workholding system provides multipart clamping for horizontal machining

February 20, 2014

Lexair’s modular Civi Rail workholding system provides multipart clamping for horizontal machining centers in almost limitless configurations. A V-jaw design pulls parts down against the parallels, and a 60-degree angle on serrations increases clamping surface for a sure hold on high-value parts....

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CNC operator panel made for advanced machine tool applications

February 20, 2014

Siemens OP 019 is a new CNC operator panel that enables seamless design integration to the Sinumerik Operate GUI and Sinumerik 840D sl CNC for use on high-end milling, turning, grinding, and laser cutting machine tools. Using touchscreen operation and including the new PCU 50.5 power control...

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Grooving/parting system works on turning, milling machines

February 17, 2014

Walter USA LLC has introduced the Walter Cut SX grooving and parting system for turning and milling operations. Its design features self-clamping, single-edge grooving inserts with positive-locking integration in the tool insert seat. The locking action is made possible by the curved shape of the...

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Jaw nuts, keys perform workholding in high-speed machining applications

February 10, 2014

Manufactured from 4140 heat-treated steel, jaw nuts, T-nuts, and keys from Dillon Mfg. Inc. provide wear resistance, impact resistance, high tensile strength, and extended jaw nut life. They are available to fit commonly used power chucks from 6 to 24 in. dia. The products are suitable for...

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Cutting fluid engineered for difficult machining applications

January 28, 2014

QualiChem has introduced Xtreme Cut 292 water-based metalworking fluid. It is designed for use with difficult alloys such as titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and stainless steel. Low drag-out rates help reduce coolant usage, and extended sump life helps reduce disposal costs. The fluid eliminates...

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