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Wallover Oil marks 150 years in business

October 28, 2013

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants in Strongsville, Ohio, has received an official resolution from the Ohio House of Representatives, honoring the company on its 150th anniversary. Founded in 1863 by P.M. Wallover, the company has withstood the Civil...

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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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L&M Precision Fabrication expands CNC machining capabilities

October 16, 2013

L&M Precision Fabrication, a contract metal manufacturer in Airway Heights, Wash., has installed new Haas 4-axis Super Speed vertical milling centers. The purchase is expected to more than triple the company's current metal machining capabilities for customers in the aerospace, electronic,...

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Methods Machine Tools plans November open house

October 7, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house at its technology center in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 13-14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. On display will be a Yasda YBM-640 VIII vertical CNC jig boring-milling machine;...

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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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Laserflex to expand South Carolina facility

October 3, 2013

Laserflex Inc., a metal fabrication company based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced plans to relocate its business in Duncan, S.C., to a new facility in Wellford, S.C. The move will include a $4 million expansion and the addition of 23,000 sq. ft. to house machining, painting, and laser tube cutting...

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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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PPI purchases StampSource

September 30, 2013

PPI, Athens, Ga., has signed a memorandum of understanding with StampSource (Taggart Enterprises) to purchase StampSource, a metal stamping and fabricating company in Charlotte, N.C. StampSource will be aligned with Gap Partners under the PPI umbrella to expand its metal stamping and fabrication...

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Siemens, Kuka announce partnership

September 25, 2013

The Drive Technologies Division of Siemens AG, Munich, and Kuka Robotics GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, have announced their cooperation in integrating Kuka robots and Siemens CNC systems for loading machine tools. The standard implementation of the concept includes loading by a Kuka robot, which is...

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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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TCI Precision Metals, Fastenal form distribution agreement

September 20, 2013

TCI Precision Metals, Gardena, Calif., has announced an agreement with Fastenal Co., Rockford, Ill., to distribute TCI's machine-ready blanks through its more than 2,600 stores, printed catalog, and website. The blanks available through Fastenal include 6061 aluminum, 304 stainless, and 316...

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