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Low-odor rust blocker features low VOC - TheFabricator.com

Low-odor rust blocker features low VOC

November 5, 2013

Dri Touch® Amber Low-VOC from Birchwood Technologies is a rust blocker with low VOC and almost no odor. Rated for 96 to 120 hours salt spray and 600+ hours of humidity protection, the rust blocker meets water displacement test Mil-C-16173 and stain test Mil-C-22235A. With a flash point of...

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Horizontal machining centers designed to save space, energy

November 4, 2013

Sugino Corp. has introduced the Self-Center™ H15 and H15B horizontal machining centers. They are suitable for high-precision milling, drilling, tapping, and boring of small to medium-size parts in aluminum, cast iron, and carbon steel, such as brake, engine, and transmission components. The...

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Methods Machine Tools expands operations in Southern California - TheFabricator.com

Methods Machine Tools expands operations in Southern California

November 4, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, has announced the opening of a new, expanded technology center in Anaheim, Calif., and the appointment of Steve Raucci as general manager of the facility. Raucci has served as a...

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OMAX names Aqua Machinery as Mexico distributor

October 31, 2013

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Aqua Machinery SA de CV to market, sell, and support its JetMachining® centers and MAXIEM® JetCutting centers in Mexico. Aqua Machinery's main office, service workshop, and showroom are located in Mexico City....

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Functions added to contouring control - TheFabricator.com

Functions added to contouring control

October 30, 2013

Heidenhain has released the newest software for the TNC 320 contouring control. The control handles universal milling, drilling, and boring machines, with three axes plus spindle and the possibility of adding another axis. New functions include straight-line and arc engraving and manual probing...

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Solid-carbide end mills made for smooth machining, chip evacuation - TheFabricator.com

Solid-carbide end mills made for smooth machining, chip evacuation

October 30, 2013

Haimer GmbH has introduced Power Mill solid-carbide end mills. Made from fine-grain carbide, they are equipped with the company's Safe-Lock™ pullout protection system. Their geometries are based on an unequal flute and helix design for chatter-free machining. All tools are PVD-coated and...

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Programming simplified on milling machine CNC - TheFabricator.com

Programming simplified on milling machine CNC

October 28, 2013

Heidenhain Corp. offers the Acu-Rite MILLPWR G2 CNC for milling machines. According to the manufacturer, the control is simple and easy to operate for vertical knee mills while maintaining the same power as its MILLPWR predecessor. Programming is done via plain language user prompts accompanied...

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Wallover Oil marks 150 years in business

October 28, 2013

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants in Strongsville, Ohio, has received an official resolution from the Ohio House of Representatives, honoring the company on its 150th anniversary. Founded in 1863 by P.M. Wallover, the company has withstood the Civil...

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Thread table positions material in and out of threading machines - TheFabricator.com

Thread table positions material in and out of threading machines

October 21, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. offers a thread table that integrates with the big-bore lathes used to produce API and premium threads on tube and pipe in production applications. The table positions material in and out of these threaders quickly. The thread table uses adjustable stops to...

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L&M Precision Fabrication expands CNC machining capabilities

October 16, 2013

L&M Precision Fabrication, a contract metal manufacturer in Airway Heights, Wash., has installed new Haas 4-axis Super Speed vertical milling centers. The purchase is expected to more than triple the company's current metal machining capabilities for customers in the aerospace, electronic,...

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Methods Machine Tools plans November open house

October 7, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house at its technology center in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 13-14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. On display will be a Yasda YBM-640 VIII vertical CNC jig boring-milling machine;...

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Handbook covers machining with MQL

October 4, 2013

Unist Inc. has published "The MQL Handbook," an introduction to machining with minimum quantity lubrication. The publication explains the basic principles of MQL. It features information for beginner and veteran machinists. The handbook currently is available as a free download....

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Laserflex to expand South Carolina facility

October 3, 2013

Laserflex Inc., a metal fabrication company based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced plans to relocate its business in Duncan, S.C., to a new facility in Wellford, S.C. The move will include a $4 million expansion and the addition of 23,000 sq. ft. to house machining, painting, and laser tube cutting...

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Insert's clamp design reduces vibrations - TheFabricator.com

Insert's clamp design reduces vibrations

October 3, 2013

Kennametal has introduced Beyond Shield™ inserts. They combine a clamping system with new superhard PCBN grades for machining of cast iron. The clamping system allows smaller inserts to perform in the same applications as larger inserts. The three-point clamp design applies clamping force...

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