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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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Thread table positions material in and out of threading machines - TheFabricator.com

Thread table positions material in and out of threading machines

October 21, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. offers a thread table that integrates with the big-bore lathes used to produce API and premium threads on tube and pipe in production applications. The table positions material in and out of these threaders quickly. The thread table uses adjustable stops to...

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Handbook covers machining with MQL

October 4, 2013

Unist Inc. has published "The MQL Handbook," an introduction to machining with minimum quantity lubrication. The publication explains the basic principles of MQL. It features information for beginner and veteran machinists. The handbook currently is available as a free download....

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Insert's clamp design reduces vibrations - TheFabricator.com

Insert's clamp design reduces vibrations

October 3, 2013

Kennametal has introduced Beyond Shield™ inserts. They combine a clamping system with new superhard PCBN grades for machining of cast iron. The clamping system allows smaller inserts to perform in the same applications as larger inserts. The three-point clamp design applies clamping force...

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Tap tool processes many different materials - TheFabricator.com

Tap tool processes many different materials

September 24, 2013

WIDIA™ offers the VariTap(TAM) tap for processing multiple work materials, such as aluminum, stainless steel, and cast iron. The design includes a proprietary spiral point geometry that lowers tapping torque, extending tool life while driving chips forward in through-holes. The geometry...

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Grooving, cutoff system adds PH geometry - TheFabricator.com

Grooving, cutoff system adds PH geometry

September 24, 2013

WIDIA™ has introduced the WMT™ grooving and cutoff system with new PH geometry, designed for plunging and turning in materials harder than 35 HRC or in heavily interrupted cuts in a variety of work materials. One toolholder seats whatever insert geometries are needed: PT for...

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Spindle connection helps maximize metal removal in titanium, hard alloys

September 24, 2013

Kennametal's KM4X100™ spindle connection combines high clamping force and optimized interference levels to provide a strong connection, high stiffness, and high bending load capacity for machining such materials as titanium alloys, INCONEL® alloys, and new aluminum alloys. Using three-surface...

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App assists with tool selection, configuration - TheFabricator.com

App assists with tool selection, configuration

September 24, 2013

Kennametal has launched NOVO™ app to assist with tool selection and configuration based on the user's part and process requirements. CAD models, complete assembly lists, and automated job report functionality are included. According to the manufacturer, the app is designed to serve as a...

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High-energy picosecond pulses enable machining of thick materials - TheFabricator.com

High-energy picosecond pulses enable machining of thick materials

September 20, 2013

Coherent Inc. has expanded the Talisker HE series of ultrafast industrial lasers. Its high-energy pulses enable drilling, cutting, and scribing of thick materials. It is available with a choice of output options: 200-µJ pulse energy in the near-IR (1,064 nm), 120-µJ per pulse in the...

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Boundary lubricant prevents metal-to-metal contact in high-load, slow-speed conditions

September 19, 2013

Dillon Mfg. Inc. has introduced HPG500 boundary lubricant that prevents metal-to-metal contact under high-load and slow-speed conditions for high-end manual chucks or power chucks. The NLDI Grade 2 lubricating grease has a water washout rating of less than 3 percent, making it one of the most...

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App provides customized, scheduled maintenance reminders for CNC machines

September 11, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has released a new app that displays scheduled maintenance and inspection reminders. Depending on the particular maintenance that needs to be performed, service recommendations can be displayed on a daily basis or intermittently throughout the life of the Okuma CNC machine tool...

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Collet pad jaws allow quick changeover - TheFabricator.com

Collet pad jaws allow quick changeover

September 10, 2013

Collet pads and collet pad jaws from Dillon Chucks & Jaws allow quick changeover for machinists working with small-diameter parts such as stems, spools, crimp assemblies, manifolds for high-pressure air systems, medical parts, miscellaneous fittings, mechanical and transmission components,...

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Burs designed for machining steels

September 10, 2013

Pferd has developed a line of new burs optimized for machining steels, including hardened and heat-treated steels. The tooth geometry of the STEEL Cut TC burs is designed to remove material 30 percent faster than conventional double-cut burs, according to the manufacturer. They provide smooth...

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Straight-cut control made for milling, drilling, boring machines - TheFabricator.com

Straight-cut control made for milling, drilling, boring machines

September 4, 2013

Heidenhain has introduced the TNC 128 compact, straight-cut CNC. The intuitive control is designed for use with milling, drilling, and boring machines. For program creation, the control provides "help"” graphics, practical prompts, machining cycles, and cycles for coordinate...

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