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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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Okuma adds staff to sales, product specialist teams

March 3, 2016

Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has added Brian Sides and Tom O’Toole to its sales and product specialist teams. Both are veterans in the CNC machine tool industry with more than 50 years of combined experience. Sides, sales engineer, joined the company in 1992 as an electrical engineer...

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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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Emuge Corp. appoints milling products manager

March 1, 2016

Emuge Corp., West Boylston, Mass., a manufacturer of taps, thread mills, toolholders, clamping devices, and other rotary cutting tools, has announced the appointment of Dan Doiron to the position of product manager, milling. Before joining the company, Doiron worked at Micron for eight years,...

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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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Sheet metal and plate meet the mill and lathe

February 17, 2016


3-D software may be bringing two different crafts, sheet metal fabrication and machining, just a little closer together.

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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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CGTech opens office in South Korea

February 5, 2016

CGTech, an Irvine, Calif.-based developer of CNC verification and simulation software, has announced the formation of a subsidiary company in South Korea. Based south of Seoul, CGTech-Korea is responsible for marketing, sales, technical support, and reseller support throughout the country. In...

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Benz Inc. to expand in North Carolina

February 5, 2016

Machining head manufacturer Benz Inc., a member of the Zimmer Group, has announced plans to expand and relocate from Charlotte, N.C., to Hickory, N.C. The move will enable the company to expand its operations and store more inventory for delivery to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The facility...

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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, 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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Camcraft named an IndustryWeek Best Plant for 2015

January 25, 2016

Camcraft, a Hanover Park, Ill., manufacturer of precision-machined components, has been named a Best Plant Award winner for 2015 by IndustryWeek. In announcing the award, the publication stated that the award winners’ “drive for continuous improvement in all phases of their operations is a...

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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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