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Automatic edge milling machine designed for shipyard applications - TheFabricator.com

Automatic edge milling machine designed for shipyard applications

January 31, 2013

Kranendonk has developed an edge preparation system that uses a force-guided milling head that can move in three orientations. Designed for shipyard applications that must meet PSPC coating regulations, it mills a constant 0.078-in. radius to any plate contour, even with inaccurate plate edges,...

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Turning inserts handle light turning to heavy-duty roughing - TheFabricator.com

Turning inserts handle light turning to heavy-duty roughing

January 29, 2013

WIDIA Products Group offers WIDIA™ Victory™ turning inserts. The line includes 10 grades and 14 different geometries, including five new chip breaker designs, for use on steel, stainless steel, cast irons, and specialty alloys. The inserts are suitable for light and medium turning...

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Contouring head allows machining of complex features in one setup

January 23, 2013

MAG has introduced an integrated contouring head for its horizontal boring mills in 49.1- and 63-in. table/pallet sizes and live-spindle HMCs in 31.5- to 63-in. pallet size. The new contouring head has a standard tool interface, and it loads tools via the machine's automatic tool changer. The...

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Collet fixture for chucks suitable for short runs - TheFabricator.com

Collet fixture for chucks suitable for short runs

January 10, 2013

Kalamazoo Industries Inc.'s 1CC 5C collet fixture for chucks is suitable for short runs because it allows for quick setup of 5C collets without removal of the power chuck. The fixture is dead length for nonlateral movement of the workpiece to maintain original datum for repeat operations. The...

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Vertical machining center's control indicates needed adjustments - TheFabricator.com

Vertical machining center's control indicates needed adjustments

January 8, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the FANUC D21 RoboDrill vertical machining center. Its 31iB control features high-speed processing and streamlined electronics to reduce the number of components and provide an ergonomic display. It allows users to analyze systems on the drill and...

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New milling process uses trochoidal machining strategies - TheFabricator.com

New milling process uses trochoidal machining strategies

December 17, 2012

Delcam's PowerMILL software for five-axis machining is being used to program a novel machining method for the creation of "fir-tree" profiles in components for turbo machinery without the need for special broaching equipment. The milling process, which is based on the trochoidal machining...

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Indexable milling inserts feature 12 cutting edges - TheFabricator.com

Indexable milling inserts feature 12 cutting edges

December 13, 2012

Kennametal has introduced the new Rodeka™ series of inserts for indexable milling. The double-sided inserts feature 12 cutting edges. An antirotation feature helps provide stability for higher feed rates and cutting forces with an insert in the pocket. Three variable topography styles are...

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Casting braze plugs block holes before machining - TheFabricator.com

Casting braze plugs block holes before machining

December 5, 2012

Advanced Laser Technologies offers braze plugs for filling the holes left in a casting. The precision-laser-cut plugs are brazed into the casting, which subsequently is heat-treated and finish-machined. Supplied in any high-nickel-based superalloy to match the cast materials, the plugs are...

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CNCs made for turning, milling

December 3, 2012

Siemens has introduced two new versions of its CNC for job shops. The Sinumerik 828D Basic T is designed for shop floor turning machines. It combines CNC, PLC, operator panel, and axis control for five axes/spindles, including live tooling. This allows milling and drilling operations on a turning...

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Heat-eliminating cold gun is CE-compliant

November 14, 2012

In addition to producing a cold, quiet stream of air to reduce heat buildup in machining operations, Exair's Cold Gun Aircoolant System™ has met the safety, health, and environmental standards of the European Union to attain the CE mark. The system incorporates a stainless steel vortex tube to...

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Industrial PC has large touch panel for 3-D modeling - TheFabricator.com

Industrial PC has large touch panel for 3-D modeling

November 6, 2012

FANUC FA America has introduced the new Panel i 19-in. industrial PC with color LCD and new touch panel. The PC uses solid-state drives (SSDs) rather than standard hard drives. It features Windows® Embedded instead of a desktop operating system, allowing the operating system to be locked...

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Clamping system available with solid-carbide end mills - TheFabricator.com

Clamping system available with solid-carbide end mills

October 29, 2012

Walter USA LLC has announced the availability of the Haimer Safe-Lock™ clamping system with specially modified Walter Prototyp solid-carbide mills. The problem of pullout or microcreep is prevalent in high-speed machining applications and when working with difficult-to-machine materials...

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End mills designed for aerospace machining - TheFabricator.com

End mills designed for aerospace machining

October 25, 2012

Emuge Corp. has introduced Emuge-Franken TiNox-Cut, a new series of end mills developed to machine tough materials. The end mills process nickel alloys such as INCONEL® 718, Nimonic®, Waspaloy®, titanium 6A1-4V, and tough steels like stainless 316. The mills' variable flute spacing...

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Vertical machining centers made for large components

October 23, 2012

Two new F series vertical machining centers from Makino are designed to handle large production parts and big die and mold components. They come standard with core-cooled ball screws and scale feedback. The smaller F8 features X-, Y-, and Z-axis travels of 51.2, 31.5, and 25.6 in., respectively; a...

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Machining center performs five-sided, five-axis machining

September 26, 2012

The new UMC-750 universal machining center from Haas Automation Inc. performs five-sided and simultaneous five-axis machining. The five-axis, 40-taper vertical machining center features 30- by 22- by 20-in. travels and an integrated dual-axis trunnion table that can position parts to nearly any...

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