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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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Full-grip jaws made from 1018 steel

July 31, 2015

Dillon Mfg. has introduced full-grip jaws made of 1018 cold-rolled steel from 6 to 15 in. dia., with heights of 2, 4, and 6 in. The heat-treatable and weldable steel jaws allow for complete gripping of the workpiece to help maintain repetitive accuracy. This type of jaw reduces distortion and...

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CNC manages machines from 3 to 5 axes

July 27, 2015

OPENMill™, a modular CNC system for machining centers, is available from Osai USA. These hardware and software modules manage equipment from simple 3-axis milling machines to complex 5-axis machining centers. The software programs and controls the machining center, managing the execution of...

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Horizontal machining center upgraded with industrial robot

July 21, 2015

Handtmann A-Punkt Automation GmbH has automated its HBZ Trunnion 80, a 5-axis HPC horizontal machining center, with a Kuka KR 600 Fortec 6-axis industrial robot controlled by a Siemens Sinumerik CNC with Run myRobot. Production is controlled by combining the Sinumerik 840D sl and the Kuka KR...

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Helical mill reduces machining times

July 16, 2015

The Walter Blaxx F5038 helical milling cutter offers a solid body for improved stability. It employs a tangential, quadruple-edge system of indexable inserts made of Tiger·tec® Silver that produce step-free shoulders. According to the manufacturer, the mill reduces machining times by up to 30...

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Vertical machining center delivers complex contouring of hard metal components

July 15, 2015

The FSP-80V vertical machining center from SNK America Inc. provides complex, simultaneous 5-axis contouring of difficult-to-cut materials. The super-rigid, box-frame spindle head houses a dual-face spindle driven by a 30-HP motor that generates 1,407 Nm of torque. The A and B rotary axes...

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