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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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System reduces 5-axis machine tuning time to 10 min. - TheFabricator.com

System reduces 5-axis machine tuning time to 10 min.

September 3, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has introduced the optional 5-axis Auto-Tuning system, which replaces the manual tuning process typically used to maintain motion accuracy in CNC machining. The system performs measurements and compensation in real time, allowing for adjustments to be made in 10 min.,...

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Machining coolant provides corrosion protection, bioresistance

August 29, 2013

Wallover Oil Co. has introduced WS 7800 machining coolant. The low-foaming coolant forms a stable microemulsion in a variety of water qualities. It is suitable for use on various metals, including ferrous alloys, titanium, cast aluminum, and aerospace aluminum and copper alloys. The coolant offers...

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Enclosed 5-axis machining center requires small floor space

August 28, 2013

Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) offers the Euro 5 CNC 5-axis machining center, designed to comply with the latest CE standards. The enclosed machining center contains airborne dust and debris to comply with health and safety standards. Its small footprint helps minimize factory floor space...

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Optional function enables turning on horizontal machining center

August 27, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has introduced its Turn-Cut function, which allows for processing work on horizontal machining centers without the need to use secondary machinery for a turning application. The function is available as an option on the company’s MA and MB series of horizontal machining...

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White paper explains importance of aligning rotating machine tools

August 27, 2013

Pinpoint Laser Systems has released the white paper "Helpful Alignment Tips for Machine Shops." The white paper is intended to illustrate to plant managers, engineers, and owners the value of aligning rotating machine tools. It describes how to use the company's Laser Microgage system to evaluate...

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Schuler awarded major order from Turkey

August 26, 2013

To expand its rail division, the Turkish company Karabük Iron & Steel Industry and Trade Inc. (Kardemir) has placed an order with Schuler worth more than 90 million euros for a line to produce railway wheels. It is the largest single order the press manufacturer has received in its 174-year...

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Machining coolant designed for high-pressure machining

August 14, 2013

Wallover Oil Co. has introduced WS 8800 machining coolant. The chlorine-free coolant is designed for machining and grinding of ferrous and nonferrous metals, including stainless steel, titanium, cast aluminum alloys, and cast iron. The coolant's low-foaming characteristics make it suitable for...

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Future Products adds vertical machining center

August 14, 2013

Future Products, Clawson, Mich., a manufacturer of precision die tooling and machined components, has added a new Roku-Roku HC-658 high-precision vertical machining center to its metal punch facility in Cadillac, Mich. The hybrid vertical machining center features capabilities for machining...

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Options added to digital CNC

August 7, 2013

Heidenhain has added software options to its TNC 620 control. The digital CNC can be customized with features and software options to meet machine builders’ and end users’ specific needs. Users purchase only the options that are required for their applications and can add other...

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Laser system machines formed metal parts

August 7, 2013

Prima Power Laserdyne has introduced the new Laserdyne 430 series of laser systems for cutting, welding, and drilling of 2-D and 3-D drawn, thermoformed, hydroformed, punched, stamped, and spun metal parts. The new laser system can integrate the manufacturer's BeamDirector® motion and process...

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Metalworking fluid contains 70 percent biobased content - TheFabricator.com

Metalworking fluid contains 70 percent biobased content

July 31, 2013

Cortec®'s EcoLine® metalworking fluid, powered by Nano-VpCI®, is a biodegradable, multifunctional product formulated with biobased lubricants, additives, and emulsifiers. It can be used as an alternative to chlorinated products and mineral oils. Containing 70 percent biobased...

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Twin-spindle machining center designed for midsized workpieces

July 30, 2013

MAG has introduced the new twin-spindle Specht 450 Duo for small-engine and parts production applications. The machining center, requiring 120.56 sq. ft. of floor space and featuring a spindle distance of 21.26 in., is the smallest twin-spindle machine manufactured by the company. It is designed...

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GSM Industrial acquires assets of Schugt Mfg.

July 30, 2013

GSM Industrial, Lancaster, Pa., a fabricator and installer of custom industrial steel products, has acquired the assets of Schugt Mfg., a precision CNC machining shop in Dover, Pa. The acquisition allows GSM to expand its machining capabilities. As part of the deal, five Schugt employees,...

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