Machining

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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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Vegetable-derived metalworking lubricant designed for roll forming, deep-hole drilling

February 26, 2014

QualiChem has introduced EQO-Pure 452, a vegetable-based, water-soluble lubricant for severe hardened steel and stainless steel machining applications. The heavy-duty micro-emulsion fluid with EP additives is formulated to help improve tool life and part quality while eliminating foaming and...

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Face milling platform features eight cutting edges

February 25, 2014

With eight cutting edges, Kennametal’s new KSSM8+™ face milling platform cuts cast-iron and steel workpieces. The IC10 size provides a 0.354-in. depth of cut, while the IC 12.7 achieves a 0.236-in. depth of cut. Both have high lead angles (88 and 87 degrees, respectively), making them...

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Workholding system provides multipart clamping for horizontal machining

February 20, 2014

Lexair’s modular Civi Rail workholding system provides multipart clamping for horizontal machining centers in almost limitless configurations. A V-jaw design pulls parts down against the parallels, and a 60-degree angle on serrations increases clamping surface for a sure hold on high-value parts....

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CNC operator panel made for advanced machine tool applications

February 20, 2014

Siemens OP 019 is a new CNC operator panel that enables seamless design integration to the Sinumerik Operate GUI and Sinumerik 840D sl CNC for use on high-end milling, turning, grinding, and laser cutting machine tools. Using touchscreen operation and including the new PCU 50.5 power control...

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Voortman announces name change

February 19, 2014

Voortman Automatisering has changed its name to Voortman Steel Machinery. According to the company, the new name better defines its core business for its international activities. Voortman Steel Machinery, Rijssen, Netherlands, is one of the eight companies that comprise the Voortman Steel...

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General Sheet Metal Works acquires AAA Tool and Die

February 17, 2014

Metal fabricating company General Sheet Metal Works Inc., South Bend, Ind., has acquired AAA Tool and Die Co. Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Former owner John Shirrell remains with the company as a sales and engineering consultant. AAA produces tooling and dies and performs...

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Grooving/parting system works on turning, milling machines

February 17, 2014

Walter USA LLC has introduced the Walter Cut SX grooving and parting system for turning and milling operations. Its design features self-clamping, single-edge grooving inserts with positive-locking integration in the tool insert seat. The locking action is made possible by the curved shape of the...

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Jaw nuts, keys perform workholding in high-speed machining applications

February 10, 2014

Manufactured from 4140 heat-treated steel, jaw nuts, T-nuts, and keys from Dillon Mfg. Inc. provide wear resistance, impact resistance, high tensile strength, and extended jaw nut life. They are available to fit commonly used power chucks from 6 to 24 in. dia. The products are suitable for...

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Cutting fluid engineered for difficult machining applications

January 28, 2014

QualiChem has introduced Xtreme Cut 292 water-based metalworking fluid. It is designed for use with difficult alloys such as titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and stainless steel. Low drag-out rates help reduce coolant usage, and extended sump life helps reduce disposal costs. The fluid eliminates...

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Precision Technologies Group hires CFO

January 23, 2014

Precision Technologies Group (PTG), a U.K.-based producer of high-precision machine tools and components, has appointed Laurence Neary as CFO. Before joining the company, Neary was finance director of the U.K. arm of Nederman. Before that he worked as financial controller at...

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Horizontal machining center

Horizontal machining center handles tough materials

January 22, 2014

The HC 400 horizontal machining center from Doosan is designed for OEMs and job shops. Its Meehanite® cast-iron bed, large linear roller guideway, and 10,000-RPM inline spindle enable heavy cuts on tough materials. The machine is equipped with an automatic pallet changer featuring twin...

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