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Protomatic introduces new website

April 4, 2014

CNC contract manufacturer Protomatic, Dexter, Mich., has launched a new website at www.protomatic.com that describes the company’s services and capabilities, particularly in the medical and aerospace industries. Viewable on desktop computers or mobile devices, the site provides information on...

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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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Exotic Metals Forming to open plant in Washington

March 25, 2014

Kent, Wash.-based aerospace manufacturer Exotic Metals Forming Co. has announced plans to build a 150,000-sq.-ft. plant in Airway Heights, Wash., creating 150 jobs. The company, which currently employs 900 people, produces machined sheet metal parts for the aviation industry, including...

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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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NTMA elects board chairman, members

March 18, 2014

The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), Cleveland, has elected Ted Toth, vice president and managing director of Rosenberger-Toth in Pennsauken, N.J., as chairman of the NTMA board of directors. The association also elected Herb Homeyer, president of Homeyer Precision Mfg. in St....

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Oberg Industries hires director of manufacturing

March 18, 2014

Oberg Industries, a contract manufacturer of precision machined or stamped metal components and precision tooling in Freeport, Pa., has hired Mark Pelo as director of manufacturing. Pelo has more than 28 years of experience as an engineer and senior manager of manufacturing process development,...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold grand opening of technology center

March 12, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold a grand opening at its Technology Center in San Leandro, Calif., on May 14-15 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. The...

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D&S Mfg. adds four new CNC machining centers

March 11, 2014

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has acquired four new machining centers to increase machining capacity and allow for the retirement of its used equipment. The additions are a Toyoda FH630SX horizontal machining center, paired with an ABB 6-axis robot and equipped with a pallet changer; two...

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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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Hurco reports departure of senior officer

March 4, 2014

Hurco Companies Inc., Indianapolis, has announced the departure of its CFO, John G. Oblazney. He has resigned from his positions as vice president, secretary, treasurer, and CFO to pursue other interests. The functions Oblazney previously performed will be handled in the interim by Sonja K....

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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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