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Toshiba Machine Co. America appoints West Coast regional sales manager

November 17, 2015

Toshiba Machine Co. America, Elk Grove Village, Ill., has appointed David Steiner as West Coast regional sales manager for machine tools. Steiner has been with the company since 1998, most recently as senior manager. He now is based out of the company’s Ontario, Calif., technical center. The...

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Two Illinois high schools earn NIMS accreditation for precision manufacturing programs

November 17, 2015

Fairfax, Va.-based NIMS has announced accreditation of the precision manufacturing programs at South Elgin High School, South Elgin, Ill., and Streamwood High School, Streamwood, Ill. The staff and faculty of both schools and of School District U-46 have met NIMS standards for metalworking...

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3-D CNC machining software offers enhancements for toolpath generation

November 5, 2015

Geometric Ltd. has released CAMWorks® 2016 software, the latest release of its suite of 3-D CNC machining applications. It offers new capabilities that can help users move seamlessly from design to manufacturing while enabling cost-effective handling of design and manufacturing changes, the...

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Nautic Partners acquires Aerostar Aerospace

October 28, 2015

Private equity firm Nautic Partners LLC, Providence, R.I., has acquired Aerostar Aerospace Mfg. LLC. Based in Phoenix, Ariz., Aerostar manufactures complex, close-tolerance machined parts for commercial aircraft from such materials as titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and other hard-metal alloys....

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Horizontal honing system provides low to moderate stock removal

October 26, 2015

Ohio Tool Works has introduced the VersaHone horizontal honing system. It is suitable for honing applications that require low to moderate stock removal, such as hydraulic cylinder repair, gas meter runs, aerospace parts, plastic injection barrels rework, and compressor components. The system is...

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Okuma to host annual Technology Showcase Dec. 9-10

October 23, 2015

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp. will host its annual Technology Showcase on Dec. 9-10 in Charlotte, N.C. Machine tool users are invited to attend and view machine tool cutting demonstrations and learn about new CNC machining technologies. Machines on display will include...

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Lubricating grease made for use with manual, power chucks

October 16, 2015

Dillon Chucks and Jaws’ HPG500, a boundary lubricant that prevents metal-to-metal contact under high-load and slow-speed conditions, is designed for use with high-end manual chucks and power chucks. The NLDI Grade 2 lubricating grease offers high mechanical stability, high load-carrying...

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ITS Mfg. adds milling machine center

October 1, 2015

ITS Mfg. Inc. of Crewe, Va., has added a customized Okuma MB-5000H horizontal machining center to its 36,000-sq.-ft. machine shop, extending the company’s capacity to 4- to 5-axis machining. The machine features a 20,000-RPM spindle that provides high-speed milling, boring, drilling, and...

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Ball-nose milling cutters feature five cutting edges

September 30, 2015

Mapal offers a new type of CPMill milling cutter for premachining. The solid-carbide, ball-nose milling cutter features five cutting edges instead of four, and its highly spiraled geometry helps ensure optimal chip removal, the company reports. The milling heads feature a CFS interface for...

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Heidenhain opens 5-axis machining lab

September 29, 2015

Heidenhain Corp., a supplier of precision measurement and control equipment, has installed a working 5-axis machining lab at its headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., equipped with the company’s TNC 640 contouring control for milling and turning. Available for training sessions and visits by...

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DMG Mori to double existing local service centers

September 28, 2015

Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based DMG Mori has launched a direct-to-customer sales and service model in the U.S. The company will double its existing local service and sales centers to 27 locations across the country. The company is a provider of lathes, milling machines, electronics, and systems...

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Numet signs long-term agreements totaling $170 million

September 23, 2015

Numet Machining Techniques, Orange, Conn., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for jet turbine engines, has signed long-term agreements (LTAs) with three customers in excess of $170 million. This increases the company’s backlog through 2020 to more than $250 million....

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Methods Machine Tools names western region technical support manager

September 17, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of machine tools, automation, and accessories based in Sudbury, Mass., has appointed Tony Campos to the position of western region technical support manager. He is based at the Methods Technology Center in Tempe, Ariz., to support customers in the western U.S....

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Blind-hole taps made for use on stainless steels

September 16, 2015

The new TC142 blind-hole taps from Walter USA LLC are designed for machining stainless steels, ISO M materials, and ISO P materials, particularly the softer steels that require more chip control. They come in two versions. Grade WW60RB, suitable for high-volume production, offers a...

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Spindle machining unit visualizes cycles for programming

September 3, 2015

Suhner offers the BEA 16 spindle machining unit with new servo drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth. Software allows the user to program six different basic cycles (drilling, combined drilling, thread cutting, drilling with chip removal, drilling with jump function, and undercutting)...

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