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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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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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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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    Methods Machine Tools names West Coast service manager - TheFabricator.com

    Methods Machine Tools names West Coast service manager

    December 10, 2013

    Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has hired Ted Harris for the position of West Coast service manager, responsible for the region from Washington to California. Before joining the company, Harris spent seven years at...

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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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    Weiss-Aug acquires JK Tool & Die

    November 18, 2013

    Weiss-Aug, a contract manufacturer of precision metal stampings, insert molding, and assemblies in East Hanover, N.J., has acquired JK Tool & Die, located in Apollo, Pa. The acquired company operates as a subsidiary. JK Tool & Die produces complex stamping dies and provides short-run...

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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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    Methods Machine Tools expands operations in Southern California - TheFabricator.com

    Methods Machine Tools expands operations in Southern California

    November 4, 2013

    Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has announced the opening of a new, expanded technology center in Anaheim, Calif., and the appointment of Steve Raucci as general manager of the facility. Raucci has served as a...

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    OMAX names Aqua Machinery as Mexico distributor

    October 31, 2013

    OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Aqua Machinery SA de CV to market, sell, and support its JetMachining® centers and MAXIEM® JetCutting centers in Mexico. Aqua Machinery's main office, service workshop, and showroom are located in Mexico City....

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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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