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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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Roll Machining Technologies adds milling center

February 16, 2015

Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions has added a Doosan DNM 650 milling center to its facility in Romeoville, Ill. The machine, equipped with a spindle motor, features an 18.5-kW, 12,000-RPM, direct-drive spindle; 30-position tool changer; the FANUC i-series control; and a 4.27- by 2.2-ft....

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OSG’s Train the Nation tour returns for 2015, 2016

February 16, 2015

OSG USA Inc., a manufacturer of taps, end mills, drills, and indexable cutting tools in Glendale Heights, Ill., has announced that its Train the Nation training tour is back for 2015 and 2016. The training is an eight-discipline course covering all aspects of machining 3-D parts. Company experts...

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Universal collet chuck holds 0.0001-in. runout

February 12, 2015

Widia has introduced a universal, high-precision collet chuck for use in such operations as milling, drilling, reaming, and tapping. It maintains a runout accuracy of 0.0001 in. at 3xD. The chuck allows the continued use of standard ER collets while upgrading to precision collets. Thick chuck...

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Knuth Machine Tools appoints senior regional sales manager

February 2, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, Lincolnshire, Ill., a supplier of machine tools and accessories, has promoted Steve Gutman to the position of senior regional sales manager. He has been with the company for eight years, serving previously as a sales representative and most recently as the Midwest and...

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Disc brushes available with molded shell mill mount

January 27, 2015

Osborn has introduced ATB composite disc brushes with a molded shell mill mount. The new brush design fits into the user’s existing shell mill holders and eliminates the need for adapters to fit into milling machines and for additional tooling between the user’s spindle and the composite...

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Morris Midwest to hold open house March 17-18

January 26, 2015

Morris Midwest, a division of Morris Group Inc., will hold Morris Madness, its fourth annual open house and technology show, on March 17-18, 2015, in Roselle, Ill. More than 20 precision machine tools from Okuma, Tsugami, and Hardinge Group will be under power, in addition to tooling and...

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Dielectric Corp. acquires Centerline Machine

January 23, 2015

Dielectric Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has announced its acquisition of Waupaca, Wis.-based Centerline Machine Inc., a provider of machined and fabricated parts and products made of steel, composites, and exotic alloys. The acquisition enables Dielectric to offer machining in a variety of...

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