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Vertical machining center provides 5-axis capabilities

March 10, 2016

Okuma’s new MU-4000V, designed for 5-axis multisided machining, is suitable for the aerospace and die/mold industries. It provides high-speed, process-intensive machining combined with turning and 5-axis multitasking machining. The machine features a large work envelope and substantial base...

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Drill/tap, drill/mill centers offer increased X-axis travel

March 9, 2016

Haas Automation has introduced the DT-2 drill/tap center and DM-2 drill/mill center. The machines offer the high acceleration rates, fast axis speeds, and short tool-change times of the DT-1 and DM-1 models, but with an additional 8 in. of X-axis travel and table length and only a slight increase...

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Software feature helps simplify machining of shaped holes

March 8, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne’s ShapeSoft™ feature, recently added to the Laserdyne S94P control for multiaxis laser systems, helps simplify the creation of programs for producing cone, oblique cone, fan, and racetrack holes in a variety of turbine engine components, including blades, nozzle guide...

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Indexable milling cutter handles multiple materials

March 2, 2016

The Pramet Force AD universal shoulder milling cutter features differential pitch to reduce vibration and system noise. The cutter works with multiple materials in harsh environmental conditions. The body of the milling cutter is constructed of a new material suited to machine a pocket for the...

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Three-fluted drill introduced

February 18, 2016

Mapal Dr. Kress KG offers the Tritan-Drill three-fluted drill for use on a variety of steel, cast materials, and nonferrous metals. Its geometry is designed for optimum chip removal and a low cutting pressure, producing rounder bores and reducing burr formation, says the company. The drill can...

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Conveyor/filtration system made for entry-level machining centers

February 9, 2016

Jorgensen Conveyors Inc. has introduced the EcoFilter® conveyor and filtration system for entry-level and midpriced turning and machining centers. It uses a two-stage metal chip removal and coolant filtration design: a hinged steel belt conveyor removes large chips, while a flow-through...

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Annular cutters feature one-touch shank

February 2, 2016

CS Unitec offers 10-series one-touch tungsten carbide-tipped (TCT) cutters. They cut burr-free holes up to 2-3/4 in. dia. and up to 3-3/8 in. deep in structural steel and other metals. The cutters can be mounted and replaced without the need for tools. When holding with a set screw on machines...

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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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