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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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Methods Machine Tools announces staff changes

January 6, 2016

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, 3-D printing technology, automation, and accessories, has announced two staff changes. The firm has hired Benjamin Fisk as general manager, 3D additive manufacturing. Fisk has more than 15 years of experience in...

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Okuma event highlights emerging CNC machining technologies

December 18, 2015

Okuma America Corp. hosted more than 600 customers, partners, and distributors at its Manufacturing Excellence and Technology Showcase events, Dec. 8-10, 2015. Held at Okuma America’s headquarters and Aerospace Center for Excellence in Charlotte, N.C., the event highlighted emerging CNC machining...

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TCI Precision Metals adds Amada duplex milling machine

December 16, 2015

Gardena, Calif.-based TCI Precision Metals has installed an Amada THV430 duplex milling machine. According to the company, the machine provides four times the output of traditional milling machines to help shorten customer lead times. The firm’s Custom Machine-Ready Blanks™ are milled in...

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Joining Technologies launches full-service machine shop

December 16, 2015

Joining Technologies Inc. has opened a full-service machining facility at its headquarters in East Granby, Conn. The shop provides weld tooling and fixtures to the company’s multiple divisions and directly to customers. Joining Technologies offers precision fusion processes, including laser...

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Methods Machine Tools announces staff award, appointment

December 15, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories based in Sudbury, Mass., has announced that Brittany Speroni, mechanical engineer, has been named as a 2015 recipient of Manufacturing Engineering magazine's 30 Under 30 awards for her talent and...

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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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Fives Group announces executive appointments

December 4, 2015

Fives Group, Hebron, Ky., has appointed Stéphane Mayer as new head of the metal cutting and composites business line. Mayer has held several aerospace leadership positions, including president/CEO of Daher and CEO of ATR. Mayer replaces Jean-Camille Uring, who will retire at the end of 2016....

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Benz Inc. launches new microsite

December 4, 2015

Benz Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that it recently went live with a new microsite at www.benztooling.com. The new site features an overview of the firm’s products, including tooling systems for metalworking turning and milling machines, as well as quick-change tooling and angle heads...

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Toshiba Machine Co. America appoints West Coast regional sales manager

November 17, 2015

Toshiba Machine Co. America, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has appointed David Steiner as West Coast regional sales manager for machine tools. Steiner has been with the company since 1998, most recently as senior manager. He now is based out of the company’s Ontario, Calif., technical center. The...

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Two Illinois high schools earn NIMS accreditation for precision manufacturing programs

November 17, 2015

Fairfax, Va.-based NIMS has announced accreditation of the precision manufacturing programs at South Elgin High School, South Elgin, Ill., and Streamwood High School, Streamwood, Ill. The staff and faculty of both schools and of School District U-46 have met NIMS standards for metalworking...

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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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Nautic Partners acquires Aerostar Aerospace

October 28, 2015

Private equity firm Nautic Partners LLC, Providence, R.I., has acquired Aerostar Aerospace Mfg. LLC. Based in Phoenix, Ariz., Aerostar manufactures complex, close-tolerance machined parts for commercial aircraft from such materials as titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and other hard-metal alloys....

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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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