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Voortman announces name change

February 19, 2014

Voortman Automatisering has changed its name to Voortman Steel Machinery. According to the company, the new name better defines its core business for its international activities. Voortman Steel Machinery, Rijssen, Netherlands, is one of the eight companies that comprise the Voortman Steel...

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General Sheet Metal Works acquires AAA Tool and Die

February 17, 2014

Metal fabricating company General Sheet Metal Works Inc., South Bend, Ind., has acquired AAA Tool and Die Co. Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Former owner John Shirrell remains with the company as a sales and engineering consultant. AAA produces tooling and dies and performs...

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Grooving/parting system works on turning, milling machines

February 17, 2014

Walter USA LLC has introduced the Walter Cut SX grooving and parting system for turning and milling operations. Its design features self-clamping, single-edge grooving inserts with positive-locking integration in the tool insert seat. The locking action is made possible by the curved shape of the...

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Jaw nuts, keys perform workholding in high-speed machining applications

February 10, 2014

Manufactured from 4140 heat-treated steel, jaw nuts, T-nuts, and keys from Dillon Mfg. Inc. provide wear resistance, impact resistance, high tensile strength, and extended jaw nut life. They are available to fit commonly used power chucks from 6 to 24 in. dia. The products are suitable for...

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Cutting fluid engineered for difficult machining applications

January 28, 2014

QualiChem has introduced Xtreme Cut 292 water-based metalworking fluid. It is designed for use with difficult alloys such as titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and stainless steel. Low drag-out rates help reduce coolant usage, and extended sump life helps reduce disposal costs. The fluid eliminates...

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Precision Technologies Group hires CFO

January 23, 2014

Precision Technologies Group (PTG), a U.K.-based producer of high-precision machine tools and components, has appointed Laurence Neary as CFO. Before joining the company, Neary was finance director of the U.K. arm of Nederman. Before that he worked as financial controller at...

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Horizontal machining center

Horizontal machining center handles tough materials

January 22, 2014

The HC 400 horizontal machining center from Doosan is designed for OEMs and job shops. Its Meehanite® cast-iron bed, large linear roller guideway, and 10,000-RPM inline spindle enable heavy cuts on tough materials. The machine is equipped with an automatic pallet changer featuring twin...

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Flex shaft machining

Flex-shaft machining units handle any part size

January 20, 2014

Suhner Industrial Products Corp. offers single-tool Multi-Master flex-shaft machining units. These compact, self-contained, modular units can be positioned in any direction around a workpiece. In most cases, all operations can be performed in one cycle, reducing the overall machining cycle...

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Turning center

Turning center designed for entry-level multitasking

January 14, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200 multitasking turning center, featuring a single spindle and single turret in a heavy-duty, compact machine. The standard package is equipped with a milling drive, high-speed C axis, and 3.23-in.-stroke Y axis. Standard...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    End mill delivers high-rate metal removal for titanium roughing at low torque

    December 10, 2013

    5ME's CYCLO CUT® Max-Flute end mills enable machining of internal structures in titanium, INCONEL® alloy, and stainless steel components with removal rates of up to 12 cu. IPM at 45 ft.-lbs. of torque. The 20-flute end mills use shallow, radial widths of cut to transfer less heat to the cutting...

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    Methods Machine Tools names West Coast service manager - TheFabricator.com

    Methods Machine Tools names West Coast service manager

    December 10, 2013

    Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has hired Ted Harris for the position of West Coast service manager, responsible for the region from Washington to California. Before joining the company, Harris spent seven years at...

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    Vertical jig boring-milling machine handles jobs from roughing to finishing - TheFabricator.com

    Vertical jig boring-milling machine handles jobs from roughing to finishing

    November 18, 2013

    Methods Machine Tools Inc. has announced the introduction of the new Yasda YBM 640V3, a 3-axis CNC vertical jig borer. It provides high-speed, precision boring and milling operations for high-accuracy mold, die, and complex component manufacturing. The unit is designed for moldmaking for such...

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    End mill geometry designed for chatter-free machining - TheFabricator.com

    End mill geometry designed for chatter-free machining

    November 18, 2013

    Haimer GmbH offers Power Mill solid-carbide end mills. Made from fine-grain carbide, they are equipped with the manufacturer’s pullout protection system, Safe-Lock™, for HSC and HPC machining. The end-mill geometries are based on an unequal flute and helix design for chatter-free...

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    Weiss-Aug acquires JK Tool & Die

    November 18, 2013

    Weiss-Aug, a contract manufacturer of precision metal stampings, insert molding, and assemblies in East Hanover, N.J., has acquired JK Tool & Die, located in Apollo, Pa. The acquired company operates as a subsidiary. JK Tool & Die produces complex stamping dies and provides short-run...

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