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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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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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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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Flex shaft machining

Flex-shaft machining units handle any part size

January 20, 2014

Suhner Industrial Products Corp. offers single-tool Multi-Master flex-shaft machining units. These compact, self-contained, modular units can be positioned in any direction around a workpiece. In most cases, all operations can be performed in one cycle, reducing the overall machining cycle...

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Turning center

Turning center designed for entry-level multitasking

January 14, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200 multitasking turning center, featuring a single spindle and single turret in a heavy-duty, compact machine. The standard package is equipped with a milling drive, high-speed C axis, and 3.23-in.-stroke Y axis. Standard...

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End mill delivers high-rate metal removal for titanium roughing at low torque

December 10, 2013

5ME's CYCLO CUT® Max-Flute end mills enable machining of internal structures in titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and stainless steel components with removal rates of up to 12 cu. IPM at 45 ft.-lbs. of torque. The 20-flute end mills use shallow, radial widths of cut to transfer less heat to the cutting...

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Vertical jig boring-milling machine handles jobs from roughing to finishing - TheFabricator.com

Vertical jig boring-milling machine handles jobs from roughing to finishing

November 18, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has announced the introduction of the new Yasda YBM 640V3, a 3-axis CNC vertical jig borer. It provides high-speed, precision boring and milling operations for high-accuracy mold, die, and complex component manufacturing. The unit is designed for moldmaking for such...

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End mill geometry designed for chatter-free machining - TheFabricator.com

End mill geometry designed for chatter-free machining

November 18, 2013

Haimer GmbH offers Power Mill solid-carbide end mills. Made from fine-grain carbide, they are equipped with the manufacturer’s pullout protection system, Safe-Lock™, for HSC and HPC machining. The end-mill geometries are based on an unequal flute and helix design for chatter-free...

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Low-odor rust blocker features low VOC - TheFabricator.com

Low-odor rust blocker features low VOC

November 5, 2013

Dri Touch® Amber Low-VOC from Birchwood Technologies is a rust blocker with low VOC and almost no odor. Rated for 96 to 120 hours salt spray and 600+ hours of humidity protection, the rust blocker meets water displacement test Mil-C-16173 and stain test Mil-C-22235A. With a flash point of...

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Horizontal machining centers designed to save space, energy

November 4, 2013

Sugino Corp. has introduced the Self-Center™ H15 and H15B horizontal machining centers. They are suitable for high-precision milling, drilling, tapping, and boring of small to medium-size parts in aluminum, cast iron, and carbon steel, such as brake, engine, and transmission components. The...

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Functions added to contouring control - TheFabricator.com

Functions added to contouring control

October 30, 2013

Heidenhain has released the newest software for the TNC 320 contouring control. The control handles universal milling, drilling, and boring machines, with three axes plus spindle and the possibility of adding another axis. New functions include straight-line and arc engraving and manual probing...

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Solid-carbide end mills made for smooth machining, chip evacuation - TheFabricator.com

Solid-carbide end mills made for smooth machining, chip evacuation

October 30, 2013

Haimer GmbH has introduced Power Mill solid-carbide end mills. Made from fine-grain carbide, they are equipped with the company's Safe-Lock™ pullout protection system. Their geometries are based on an unequal flute and helix design for chatter-free machining. All tools are PVD-coated and...

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Programming simplified on milling machine CNC - TheFabricator.com

Programming simplified on milling machine CNC

October 28, 2013

Heidenhain Corp. offers the Acu-Rite MILLPWR G2 CNC for milling machines. According to the manufacturer, the control is simple and easy to operate for vertical knee mills while maintaining the same power as its MILLPWR predecessor. Programming is done via plain language user prompts accompanied...

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