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Universal collet chuck holds 0.0001-in. runout

February 12, 2015

Widia has introduced a universal, high-precision collet chuck for use in such operations as milling, drilling, reaming, and tapping. It maintains a runout accuracy of 0.0001 in. at 3xD. The chuck allows the continued use of standard ER collets while upgrading to precision collets. Thick chuck...

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Disc brushes available with molded shell mill mount

January 27, 2015

Osborn has introduced ATB composite disc brushes with a molded shell mill mount. The new brush design fits into the user’s existing shell mill holders and eliminates the need for adapters to fit into milling machines and for additional tooling between the user’s spindle and the composite...

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Tools designed for threading titanium alloys

January 20, 2015

Emuge Corp. has introduced a line of tools for threading alloyed titanium materials. From taps with new geometry designs to solid carbide thread mills, the tools are suitable for use in aerospace, defense, and medical machining applications. Tap sizes from No. 0 to 1 in. are available in UNC,...

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Adjustable-angle heads do the work of multiple tooling heads

January 7, 2015

Benz offers adjustable-angle heads for machining and milling operations. Because it can be adjusted to tricky angles, a single head can replace and do the work of multiple tooling heads. Available in small to large custom sizes, the heads are engineered for use in general manufacturing and...

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Jaw forming ring grips workpiece uniformly for cutting, forming operations

December 23, 2014

Dillon Mfg. offers a jaw forming ring that provides a uniform grip on the workpiece for cutting and forming operations. Mounted in direct contact with the top jaw, the ring preloads the chucking system. Jaw life for requalifying or reforming is maximized by lessening the amount of jaw stock removal...

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New horizontal machining center models introduced

December 8, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced a newly expanded line of Kiwa horizontal machining centers. The KMH-300 direct-drive, 30-taper, 15,000-RPM, 300-mm dual-pallet machine has a compact footprint of 140 in. deep by 107 in. wide including the chip conveyor. Travels are 18.1 in. on the X and...

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Micromachining center handles complex components

November 25, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YMC 430 Ver. II, a new micromachining center suitable for delivering the precise manufacturing and high surface finishes required on small, complex features in components and dies/molds in industries such as medical and semiconductor. Features...

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Inserts feature bronze TiOCN top coating

November 13, 2014

New Beyond Drive™ cutting tool inserts from Kennametal are designed for use on cast irons, steels, and stainless steels. They feature a proprietary postcoat surface treatment to help improve edge toughness and depth-of-cut notch resistance, as well as a micropolished surface to help reduce...

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Toolholder features integrated transmission

November 10, 2014

Emuge Corp. has introduced the SPEEDSYNCHRO® toolholder, which features an integrated transmission of 1-to-4.412 for optimizing thread production on CNC machines with synchronous spindles. The integrated transmission is combined with Softsynchro® minimum-length compensation to work with high...

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Wire EDM offers large capacity

November 6, 2014

Sodick Inc. has introduced the VZ500LH wire EDM. Featuring rigid linear motor drive technology as standard, the machine offers large capacity and extreme height capability. It is suitable for mold and die, aerospace, and energy applications including parts such as turbine hubs, aerofoil vanes,...

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Horizontal machining center designed for use on heat-resistant materials

October 29, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Yasda YBM 7Ti 5-axis precision horizontal machining center for difficult-to-cut materials. The rotary table design and rigid machine structure allow machining of heat-resistant materials such as titanium and INCONEL® alloy. Features include a...

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Single-edged grooving system allows deep grooving

October 20, 2014

Walter USA LLC has added sizes and designs to its Cut-SX single-edged grooving system for grooving and parting. The cutting depth of grooves is not limited to the length of the insert, allowing users to achieve deeper grooving and parting cuts. Features include precisely matched grooving...

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Vertical machining center provides high rigidity, heavy cutting ability

October 14, 2014

Okuma’s new Millac 852V II vertical machining center offers high rigidity, heavy cutting ability, and high operability. The strong base column construction has ribs that counter chatter and twisting during heavy-duty cutting. Traditional box ways are used for all axes to provide high accuracy and...

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Vertical lathe provides stable cutting in small footprint

October 7, 2014

Okuma has introduced the V760EX vertical lathe, an update to its V60R model. The new version provides a larger work envelope in the same footprint, allowing for an additional 4.33 in. in workpiece height and an additional 5.91-in. maximum turning diameter. The lathe provides stable,...

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NC software offers improvements to lathe control

October 2, 2014

Heidenhain has released new software and hardware for its MANUALplus 620 contouring control for CNCs and cycle lathes. The opposing spindle now is supported completely during automatic program generation. The cutoff cycle G859 now permits entering a default diameter at which a pickup device is...

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