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Horizontal machining center handles difficult-to-machine materials

June 20, 2014

Okuma America Corp. offers the MA-12500H horizontal machining center for use on aluminum alloys, cast iron, and difficult-to-machine materials. Built on an integral bed and base and designed with reinforcing ribs for stability and load-carrying capacity, the machine incorporates the...

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Turning machines offered

June 18, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. offers two new turning machines. The MW120GTEX is a redesign of the MW120GT twin-spindle CNC chucker. The new turning center features a high-accuracy spindle for tight tolerance requirements. The Z-axis ball screw is centered to help improve accuracy, and an X-axis box...

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Vertical knee mill CNC employs 3-D graphic help forms

June 9, 2014

Acu-Rite, a brand of Heidenhain, offers the MillPWRG2 CNC for vertical knee mills. The control is programmed via plain language user prompts that are accompanied by 3-D graphic help forms that describe each cycle step. Using simplified navigation that eliminates multiple menu screens, the CNC...

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Hard jaws feature diamond-shaped serrations for increased pull-down effect

May 8, 2014

Hard jaws from Dillon Mfg. Inc. feature diamond-shaped serrations for increased pull-down effect, which helps reduce part slippage and pushback from using a bar feeder. The serrations on the gripping surfaces also are suitable for cast parts, scaly parts, or parts with imperfections. The hard...

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Indexable milling grade made for machining high-temperature alloys

May 8, 2014

The KCSM30 milling grade from Kennametal features a fine-grained carbide substrate for strength and stability and a TiAlN PVD coating for wear resistance, making it suitable for working on titanium at cutting speeds up to 230 SFM. It is available in the manufacturer’s proprietary Beyond Blast...

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Machining center suitable for low-volume, high-mix parts

May 7, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the new Yasda H40i 5-axis, high-precision machining center. According to the manufacturer, the machine meets the demands for tight tolerances and short cycle times required by manufacturers in segments such as aerospace, die/mold, and automotive. A...

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Machines perform linear ID/OD broaching with one tool

April 17, 2014

Benz Inc. offers two broaching systems that perform rotary and linear broaching for the machine tool industry. Both tools enable machine shops to perform linear ID and OD broaching with one tool. The new LinA broaching system changes the rotary motion of the live tool turret into a linear motion...

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Program allows user to preview entire machining process

April 15, 2014

Geometric Ltd. has introduced CAMWorks® Virtual Machine, a program that enables users to verify the true G-code, not only the CL data, and check on complex machine settings, subprograms, canned cycles, and work offsets in a virtual environment. The user can preview the entire machining...

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Vertical turning lathe handles up to 4,400 lbs.

April 9, 2014

Toshiba Machine Co. America has introduced the TUE-100 vertical turning lathe, designed for high-speed, heavy-duty cutting with a maximum load up to 4,400 lbs. Two types of bearings support the radial and axial loads of the table. With a 200- by 138- by 174-in. footprint, the machine offers feed...

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Plate processor offers optional bevel cutting, 12-station tool changing

April 8, 2014

Peddinghaus has introduced the HSFDB-C plate processor. It can perform drilling, scribing, countersinking, tapping, milling, oxyfuel cutting, and plasma cutting. The system can feed material to the operating area of the machine as opposed to bringing the operating area of the machine to the...

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CNC tool grinding software simplifies manufacturing of complex-geometry machine tools

April 1, 2014

Num Corp. has released version 3.8 of its Numroto tool grinding software package. The software automates multihelical and variable-flute grinding and provides a new form cutter function for profile inserts. It is available as an update to existing users of the software. The software runs on...

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Field machining tool handles pipes up to 67.5-in. OD

March 24, 2014

H&S Tool has introduced the BFC-66 field machining tool for pipes up to 67.5 in. OD. The 0.75-in. locator pad adjustment offers increased working range coverage per pad extension to help minimize the number of extensions required to machine the minimum diameter of 52 in. The tool has a drive...

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Multitasking CNC lathe machines process-intensive parts

March 18, 2014

Okuma has introduced the new Multus U series general-purpose multitasking CNC lathe in two machine sizes — U3000 and U4000 — for machining process-intensive parts. A highly rigid traveling column allows for cutting along the entire Y axis. Variations such as multiple bed lengths,...

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Simulation tools added to CAM software

March 10, 2014

Delcam offers the 2014 R2 version of its PowerMill CAM software for high-speed and 5-axis machining. Simulation and customization tools have been added, and editing flexibility has been increased. The ordering of the Vortex tool paths, the software’s high-efficiency area-clearance strategy,...

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Turning insert’s chip step is designed in continuous curve

March 6, 2014

Beyond™ MR (medium roughing) inserts from Kennametal are designed for turning stainless steel with smooth cutting action and high wear resistance. The chip step is designed in a continuous curve so that alternating stresses are reduced. The radius of curvature of the chip step surface is...

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