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Double-column machining center reduces number of setups

June 26, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has introduced the MCR-A5CII double-column machining center. With its multiple heads, the unit can machine all five sides of a part from a single setup. According to the company, tasks that require five to six setups on a vertical machining center can be accomplished in two to...

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Micromachining system suitable for multipurpose, small-scale production

June 20, 2013

IPG Photonics Corp. has introduced the IX-255 UV laser micromachining system. The flexible system is designed for multipurpose, R&D, and small-scale production applications. The multifunctional system can be configured with a beam energy density up to 25 J/cm2 for applications such as drilling...

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Turning center software upgraded - TheFabricator.com

Turning center software upgraded

May 30, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced version 6.0 of its CAMplete TurnMill software for Nakamura-Tome multitasking turning centers. The software includes several upgrades for greater macro language support, improved error handling, and increased post-processing capabilities. The software is...

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Milling machine made for delicate work

May 21, 2013

Advanced Control Technology (ACT) offers the DMC-III desktop CNC milling machine for delicate work. The lightweight machine is designed for engraving, 3-D moldmaking, research labs, and PC board drilling....

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Ceramic end mills machine nickel-based, high-temp alloys - TheFabricator.com

Ceramic end mills machine nickel-based, high-temp alloys

May 19, 2013

Kennametal has introduced Beyond KYS40™ solid ceramic end mills, designed to machine high-strength, nickel-based alloys. The SiAlON ceramic grade offers high heat resistance and strong cutting edges (negative rake). The end mills provide roughing at cutting speeds up to 3,300 SFM with tool...

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Metalworking fluids designed for heavy machining - TheFabricator.com

Metalworking fluids designed for heavy machining

May 19, 2013

CIMCOOL® Fluid Technology offers CIMPERIAL® soluble oils, designed for heavy-duty machining and grinding on ferrous and nonferrous metals. 1072C is a chlorinated soluble oil for machining and grinding operations that offers stability in high-hardness, high-sulfate, and high-chloride...

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CNC made for entry-level milling, turning

May 8, 2013

Siemens offers the Sinumerik 808D, a CNC for entry-level milling and turning machines. The control is designed for the high-volume 230-V, three-phase, and economy machine tool markets. With up to 3-axis plus spindle control capability in milling or turning applications, the CNC is offered as a...

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Bolt-on trunnion tables help reduce part handling

April 25, 2013

The TrunnionTable.com Stallion 9\20 and 9\23 tables allow users to exploit the rotary fourth-axis capability of horizontal and vertical machining centers. The bolt-on trunnions are work-ready out of the box, with standard-sized models designed for the most commonly used models of Kurt vises,...

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Enhancements made to horizontal machining center - TheFabricator.com

Enhancements made to horizontal machining center

April 11, 2013

Mazak Corp. has made several enhancements to its Horizontal Center Nexus (HCN) 4000-III horizontal machining center. Y-axis travel and stroke have been expanded, and the Z axis has a higher allowable thrust. Rapid traverse speed now is 2,362 IPM, and machine acceleration rate is 1G. The...

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Surface treatments add wear resistance to complex components

April 3, 2013

UltraFlex™ wear-resistant surface treatments from Kennametal are designed for components with complex geometries in the power-generation and oil and gas industries. The treatments provide metallurgical-bonded, void-free cladding for critical components in demanding environments. They protect...

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Turn/mill center features swiveling B axis - TheFabricator.com

Turn/mill center features swiveling B axis

April 2, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome NTJ-100 multitasking turn/mill center. Applications include low- to high-volume lots of medical, aerospace, and general job shop components. The machine offers fast tool changes of up to 54 toolstations for turning and 24 toolstations...

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Milling machine accommodates workpieces up to 440 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Milling machine accommodates workpieces up to 440 lbs.

March 28, 2013

GF AgieCharmilles offers the 5-axis Mikron HEM 500U for machining aluminum, alloy, and steel parts. The milling machine features a 12,000-RPM spindle and 30-tool magazine that provides a 2-sec. chip-to-chip time for high-speed, continuous milling operations and increased spindle uptime. A...

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Wireless rotary axis calibrator measures angular position to ±1 arcsecond

March 26, 2013

The new Renishaw XR20-W calibration system measures the angular position of rotary axes to within ±1 arcsecond, wirelessly, for testing the accuracy of lathes, multiaxis machine tools, mill/turn machines, trunnion tables, and spindles. The system works in conjunction with XL-80 or ML10 laser...

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Vertical turning lathe machines large, heavy parts - TheFabricator.com

Vertical turning lathe machines large, heavy parts

March 19, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the new Feeler FVT-600 vertical turning lathe, suitable for machining large, heavy parts such as those used in the aerospace and power generation industries. To automate processes for high-volume production applications, the machine is available in...

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Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks - TheFabricator.com

Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks

March 19, 2013

Rockford Systems Inc. offers chip shields for Bridgeport milling machines. The shields place a barrier between flying chips, sparks, and machine coolant and the operators or other employees in the area. They can be moved in or out of position quickly for tool and part changes. The shields are...

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