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Helical mill reduces machining times

July 16, 2015

The Walter Blaxx F5038 helical milling cutter offers a solid body for improved stability. It employs a tangential, quadruple-edge system of indexable inserts made of Tiger·tec® Silver that produce step-free shoulders. According to the manufacturer, the mill reduces machining times by up to 30...

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Vertical machining center delivers complex contouring of hard metal components

July 15, 2015

The FSP-80V vertical machining center from SNK America Inc. provides complex, simultaneous 5-axis contouring of difficult-to-cut materials. The super-rigid, box-frame spindle head houses a dual-face spindle driven by a 30-HP motor that generates 1,407 Nm of torque. The A and B rotary axes...

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Solid-carbide thread mills offered in new sizes

July 14, 2015

Emuge Corp. has expanded its line of THREADS-ALL™ solid-carbide thread mills with the addition of new 3XD sizes. They are designed for machining materials such as stainless, titanium, and INCONEL® alloy. The ZGF-I 3XD thread mills come in eight stock standard tool sizes--#10, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8,...

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Okuma America launches web-based machine selector tool

July 13, 2015

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a web-based machine selector tool at www.okuma.com/machine-selector. The tool helps users find the machine tools most suited to their specific manufacturing needs. Users begin by selecting the machine type: lathe,...

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LMC adds automated turning cell

July 8, 2015

LMC Workholding, a provider of chucks, cylinders, and workholding devices, has added an automated turning cell to its production equipment at its Logansport, Ind., manufacturing facility. The new Mazak MY350 and FANUC Automation R2000-265kg turning cell and robot are used to load parts weighing up...

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Formtek-Maine purchases machining center

July 6, 2015

Formtek-Maine, a manufacturer of coil metal processing equipment and systems in Clinton, Maine, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of a new Mazak 530C twin-pallet vertical machining center. The machine is the company’s eighth CNC vertical machining center. Its...

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Methods Machine Tools announces staff appointments

June 23, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools in Sudbury, Mass., has announced two recent staff appointments. The company has named James Kucharski as national sales manager for Nakamura -Tome turning centers in the U.S. With close to 25 years of experience, Kucharski has...

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Drill developed to machine stainless steels, titanium alloys

June 19, 2015

OSG has introduced the EXOCARB® WDO-SUS drills. They are designed to combat the common issues that occur when machining stainless steels and titanium alloys, such as work hardening, elongated chips, low thermal conductivity, and welding on the tool. The drill features MEGA COOLER™ coolant...

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Jaw nuts made from certified 4140 heat-treated steel

June 15, 2015

Dillon Mfg. Inc. offers jaw nuts and keys that are manufactured from certified 4140 heat-treated steel and shipped with an MSDS to verify. They provide wear resistance, impact resistance, high tensile strength, and extended jaw nut life, the company reports. The ISO 9000-2008-certified products...

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Insert grade suitable for long production runs

June 8, 2015

Walter has introduced the Tiger•tec® Silver WPP05S, a wear-resistant, indexable insert grade for steel machining. Its thick coating with optimized aluminum oxide microstructure make the insert grade suitable for roughing forged components and long production runs. The postcoating treatment adds...

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Chromalloy expands gas turbine component machining facility in Mexico

June 4, 2015

Chromalloy, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is expanding capabilities in Guaymas, Mexico, with a new facility that will double its current capacity there to machine new OEM gas turbine engine components. The 36,000-sq.-ft. plant is scheduled for completion in Q3 2015. Once online in early 2016, it...

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Leifeld Metal Spinning AG acquires Leico USA

June 1, 2015

Leifeld Metal Spinning, Ahlen, Germany, a manufacturer of machine tools for chipless metal forming, has acquired Leico USA Corp., a provider of maintenance, control upgrades, and repair for spinning and flow forming machines based in Livonia, Mich. The new subsidiary, operating as Leifeld USA...

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Mechanical arbors, chucks handle applications with high forces

June 1, 2015

Euro-Tech Corp. offers MyTec mechanical arbors and chucks with accuracy to 0.0004 in. and expansion rates up to 0.010 in. or more in a stainless steel construction. The arbors and chucks are suitable for workholding in applications that incur high forces or in auto-load applications in which high...

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Robotic job shop cell suitable for low-mix, high-volume applications

June 1, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Twin RoboDrill JobShop Cell, featuring two FANUC D21 RoboDrill vertical machining centers serviced by a single, articulating FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot. It can load and unload multiple parts at one time to amortize typically longer load/unload times...

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Methods Machine Tools celebrates Technology Center’s 10th anniversary with open house

May 28, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, held an open house on May 6-7 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its state-of-the-art Detroit Technology Center, Wixom, Mich. The event showcased the company’s machines and technology and...

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