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Process allows tube threading in very short cycle times

May 19, 2015

Suhner, in cooperation with Wagner, has developed a process that allows threading operations in very short cycle times. The workpiece is fed from barstock material. After a cut-to-length operation, it is machined by three BEX15 machining units with Weldon toolholders. Operations include OD/ID and...

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Aluminum full-grip jaws help minimize distortion for thin-walled parts

May 12, 2015

Dillon Mfg. offers aluminum full-grip jaws from 5 to 24 in. dia. for machining of thin-walled parts. These cast-aluminum (356-T6), wraparound top jaws can provide minimum jaw force and distribute the gripping pressure over more of the workpiece’s surface to help maintain accuracy. This type...

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Mist collector offers 99 percent filtration efficiency in double pass

April 28, 2015

Clarcor Industrial Air has introduced a UAS® Smog-Hog® MSH-11 compact, machine-mount mist collector. It delivers greater than 90 percent high-filtration efficiency at 0.3 µm with single pass and 99 percent for double pass. Low airflow resistance results in low motor energy consumption. The...

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Subspindle multitasking turning center eliminates deburring, milling

April 27, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200LMY-S subspindle multitasking turning center. It features an upgraded long bed with subspindle, a powerful milling drive, a high-speed C axis, and a 3.23-in.-stroke Y axis. Deburring, milling, drilling, and repositioning of fixtures...

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Milling disc offers high removal rate, long life

April 22, 2015

In.Motion Technology Distribution LLC has announced the launch of a milling disc designed for beveling, weld preparation, and weld repair. According to the company, the discs offer a significantly higher material removal rate than conventional abrasive, eliminating the fine dust associated with...

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Flexible pin clamping system produces form fit

April 14, 2015

Euro-Tech Corp. offers the Jaw flexible pin clamping element. Within seconds, it molds a part-specific outline, readying the workpiece for machining and inspection, the company reports. Each pin is locked hydraulically by a separate internal clamping sleeve. Axial movable pins contact the part...

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Turbine end mills offer barrel-shape design

April 9, 2015

Emuge Corp. has introduced new solid-carbide turbine end mills for milling turbine blades, impellers, blisks, and other complex 5-axis components. The end mill line features a variety of styles, including tapered ball nose, barrel-shape designs, and tool selections from the company’s Top-Cut,...

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Straight, angle-head coolant-through tooling offered

April 2, 2015

Heimatec has announced the availability of a coolant-through feature on its current line items. This technology is designed to provide clean, fast cuts on large, deep parts - - applications in which chips and excess heat buildup are challenges. The company now offers high-pressure...

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Vertical machining center delivers full 5-axis capabilities

March 18, 2015

Okuma’s new MU-6300V vertical machining center is designed for 5-axis multisided machining in the aerospace and die/mold industries. It is available with a variety of spindle options, providing a configuration for nearly any 5-axis job. Pallet changes take place at the back of the machine,...

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Horizontal CNC lathe produces minimal vibration

March 12, 2015

Okuma has introduced the HJ-250E horizontal CNC lathe featuring a FANUC control. Built on a one-piece cast-iron base with a horizontal way system and hand-scraped headstock and tailstock mounting surfaces, the machine provides stability, rigidity, and accuracy for a variety of applications, the...

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Radial arm drills offer drilling capacity to 3.94 in.

March 4, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools has introduced the R series of radial arm drills. They offer 1.3- to 3.94-in. drilling capacity with 32- to 124-in. spindle-to-column distance. The R-60 offers an infinitely variable spindle gearbox from 38 to 2,000 RPM. The R-100 model has a 22-step direct gear drive drill...

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Servomotors offer stall torque of 85.0, 120.0 Nm

March 4, 2015

Heidenhain Corp. has introduced the QSY 260B and QSY 260C EcoDyn series of servomotors with stall torque of 85.0 and 120.0 Nm, respectively. The motors provide low torque ripple for high-speed stability and positioning accuracy, the company reports. A high rotor moment of inertia provides for...

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CNC lathes require no CNC programming, G-code knowledge

March 3, 2015

Kaast Machine Tools Inc. offers CNC lathes with large spindle bores (6, 9, 12, or 14 in.) and double chuck systems. Swings are available from 18 to 51 in. with lengths from 40 to 244 in. The spindle motor range is 7.5 to 60 HP. The user does not need to have previous knowledge of CNC programming or...

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Milling lathe has true Y axis and subspindle

March 2, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Feeler FT-250SY CNC turning center. It features a true Y axis with 3.94 in. of travel, which provides rigidity and a robust machining environment, the company reports. The machine also offers a 20-HP, 4,500-RPM, 8-in. subspindle in addition to the...

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5-axis boring-milling machine handles complex molds, dies

February 19, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YBM Vi40, a 5-axis vertical CNC jig boring-milling machine for hard milling applications of complex dies, molds, and components in industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, and electronics. The machine offers simultaneous...

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