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NC software offers improvements to lathe control

October 2, 2014

Heidenhain has released new software and hardware for its MANUALplus 620 contouring control for CNCs and cycle lathes. The opposing spindle now is supported completely during automatic program generation. The cutoff cycle G859 now permits entering a default diameter at which a pickup device is...

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Automated vertical machining center handles high-temperature alloys

September 25, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the PX30i automated vertical machining center. The machine features design and engineering from Methods in a 5-axis machining center manufactured by Yasda. The machining center features a direct-drive spindle with self-adjusting preload. The spindle...

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Milling machine control includes optional turning functions

September 24, 2014

The TNC 640 milling machine control from Heidenhain includes optional turning functions. Turning operations can be enabled on a milling machine, allowing the operator to transition from milling to turning cycles in the same program. The turning operations can be programmed in plain text, just like...

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CNC 5-axis router offers small footprint

September 22, 2014

Diversified Machine Systems offers an enclosed, 5-axis, overhead-gantry CNC router. Initially designed for composites manufacturing, the router features a Fagor 8055i CNC, solid 2- by 3-ft. twin tables, and 30 in. of Z stroke, as well as a glass, clamshell-style roof. The small-footprint...

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Shaft turning machine handles lengths to 22.4 in.

September 17, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the ML400L shaft turning machine. A longer version of the company’s ML400 shaft turning machine, the unit expands the automated turning of shaft parts up to 22.4 in. in length and up to 7.9 in. dia. With its twin upper and lower turrets with roller...

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Catalog highlights tooling for metals, composites

September 15, 2014

Benz Inc. has released a new 40-page catalog detailing its tooling systems for applications for the metals and composites industries. The tooling is designed for turning and milling machines. The catalog highlights the tooling systems’ high torque transmission, accuracy, and high rigidity....

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CNC lathe uses two tools working simultaneously

September 8, 2014

Okuma offers the new LU4000 EX CNC lathe. It uses two turrets, allowing two tools to work simultaneously to provide process flexibility and high removal rates. The lathe incorporates a new 45-degree box bed with all box way construction, three-point bearing support for the spindle, crown gear...

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CNC turning center handles large parts

September 4, 2014

Okuma offers the VTM-2000YB multitasking CNC turning center, which provides heavy-duty construction for machining of large parts, such as those in the aerospace industry. The vertical architecture offers “natural” part handling and excellent chip fall, while taking up minimal floor space,...

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Vertical lathes available in seven sizes

August 12, 2014

Available in seven sizes from 31.5 in. to 102 in. swing, the VDM series of conventional vertical lathes from Knuth Machine Tools USA feature heavy-duty construction designed with fine-grain castings, a substantial headstock, heavy machine bed, and wide box ways. The machine, equipped for OD/ID...

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Machining center provides spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM

August 11, 2014

Designed for 3- to 5-axis machining of medium to large production lot sizes, Kern’s Ultra Precision EVO CNC machining center provides spindle speeds up to 50,000 RPM, along with quick acceleration and feed rates. A polymer concrete monoblock frame absorbs forces and vibrations. The machine...

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Air chuck jaws provide gripping surface for delicate parts

August 6, 2014

Pin-location top jaws from Dillon Mfg. Inc. firmly hold small and delicate parts, such as those often machined using air chucks, without damaging or marring their surface. Two types of jaws are offered: blank (blocks) top jaws in 1018 steel or 6061 aluminum, or full circled (pie-shaped) top...

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Heavy-duty machining center accommodates up to 4,400 lbs.

July 10, 2014

Mitsui Seiki offers the HU100-5X large-capacity, heavy-duty machining center for such applications as aerospace, power generation, refrigeration and compressor, mold and die, and off-road equipment. It features an XYZ work zone capacity of 59.05 by 47.24 by 47.24 in. and accommodates a weight...

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Planer-type horizontal boring/milling machine features extended Y axis

July 3, 2014

Toshiba Machine Co. America offers the BP-150.R22 planer-type horizontal boring and milling machine. It features a newly extended 140-in. Y axis and a 5.91-in.-dia. spindle. A long-nose spindle head extends the spindle by 7.87 in. to allow improved access to the workpiece and ensure stable...

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Turning center offers automatic part loading/unloading as option

July 3, 2014

The new Tongtai HS-22 high-speed, high-precision, slant-bed turning center, distributed by Absolute Machine Tools, can be equipped with an optional automatic part loading/unloading system. It functions from the end of the machine rather than a gantry system that operates from the top of the...

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Power chuck line includes previously optional specs as standard

July 1, 2014

SMW Autoblok has introduced a newly expanded product line for the IR-C power chuck. With specifications previously offered by request only, this expansion provides them as standard offerings on all sizes. With its self-centering jaws, the four-jaw chuck is suitable for clamping large or...

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