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PPI purchases StampSource

September 30, 2013

PPI, Athens, Ga., has signed a memorandum of understanding with StampSource (Taggart Enterprises) to purchase StampSource, a metal stamping and fabricating company in Charlotte, N.C. StampSource will be aligned with Gap Partners under the PPI umbrella to expand its metal stamping and fabrication...

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Siemens, Kuka announce partnership

September 25, 2013

The Drive Technologies Division of Siemens AG, Munich, and Kuka Robotics GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, have announced their cooperation in integrating Kuka robots and Siemens CNC systems for loading machine tools. The standard implementation of the concept includes loading by a Kuka robot, which is...

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Tap tool processes many different materials - TheFabricator.com

Tap tool processes many different materials

September 24, 2013

WIDIA™ offers the VariTap(TAM) tap for processing multiple work materials, such as aluminum, stainless steel, and cast iron. The design includes a proprietary spiral point geometry that lowers tapping torque, extending tool life while driving chips forward in through-holes. The geometry...

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Grooving, cutoff system adds PH geometry - TheFabricator.com

Grooving, cutoff system adds PH geometry

September 24, 2013

WIDIA™ has introduced the WMT™ grooving and cutoff system with new PH geometry, designed for plunging and turning in materials harder than 35 HRC or in heavily interrupted cuts in a variety of work materials. One toolholder seats whatever insert geometries are needed: PT for...

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Spindle connection helps maximize metal removal in titanium, hard alloys

September 24, 2013

Kennametal's KM4X100™ spindle connection combines high clamping force and optimized interference levels to provide a strong connection, high stiffness, and high bending load capacity for machining such materials as titanium alloys, INCONEL® alloys, and new aluminum alloys. Using three-surface...

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App assists with tool selection, configuration - TheFabricator.com

App assists with tool selection, configuration

September 24, 2013

Kennametal has launched NOVO™ app to assist with tool selection and configuration based on the user's part and process requirements. CAD models, complete assembly lists, and automated job report functionality are included. According to the manufacturer, the app is designed to serve as a...

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TCI Precision Metals, Fastenal form distribution agreement

September 20, 2013

TCI Precision Metals, Gardena, Calif., has announced an agreement with Fastenal Co., Rockford, Ill., to distribute TCI's machine-ready blanks through its more than 2,600 stores, printed catalog, and website. The blanks available through Fastenal include 6061 aluminum, 304 stainless, and 316...

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High-energy picosecond pulses enable machining of thick materials - TheFabricator.com

High-energy picosecond pulses enable machining of thick materials

September 20, 2013

Coherent Inc. has expanded the Talisker HE series of ultrafast industrial lasers. Its high-energy pulses enable drilling, cutting, and scribing of thick materials. It is available with a choice of output options: 200-µJ pulse energy in the near-IR (1,064 nm), 120-µJ per pulse in the...

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Vincennes University, Hurco partner to provide students with machining technology

September 20, 2013

Hurco Companies Inc., an Indianapolis company that designs and manufactures computerized metal cutting machines, and Vincennes University, Indiana's first college, have formed a partnership to advance manufacturing education in Indiana. Students pursuing a degree in precision machining technology...

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Boundary lubricant prevents metal-to-metal contact in high-load, slow-speed conditions

September 19, 2013

Dillon Mfg. Inc. has introduced HPG500 boundary lubricant that prevents metal-to-metal contact under high-load and slow-speed conditions for high-end manual chucks or power chucks. The NLDI Grade 2 lubricating grease has a water washout rating of less than 3 percent, making it one of the most...

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App provides customized, scheduled maintenance reminders for CNC machines

September 11, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has released a new app that displays scheduled maintenance and inspection reminders. Depending on the particular maintenance that needs to be performed, service recommendations can be displayed on a daily basis or intermittently throughout the life of the Okuma CNC machine tool...

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Collet pad jaws allow quick changeover - TheFabricator.com

Collet pad jaws allow quick changeover

September 10, 2013

Collet pads and collet pad jaws from Dillon Chucks & Jaws allow quick changeover for machinists working with small-diameter parts such as stems, spools, crimp assemblies, manifolds for high-pressure air systems, medical parts, miscellaneous fittings, mechanical and transmission components,...

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Burs designed for machining steels

September 10, 2013

Pferd has developed a line of new burs optimized for machining steels, including hardened and heat-treated steels. The tooth geometry of the STEEL Cut TC burs is designed to remove material 30 percent faster than conventional double-cut burs, according to the manufacturer. They provide smooth...

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Straight-cut control made for milling, drilling, boring machines - TheFabricator.com

Straight-cut control made for milling, drilling, boring machines

September 4, 2013

Heidenhain has introduced the TNC 128 compact, straight-cut CNC. The intuitive control is designed for use with milling, drilling, and boring machines. For program creation, the control provides "help"” graphics, practical prompts, machining cycles, and cycles for coordinate...

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System reduces 5-axis machine tuning time to 10 min. - TheFabricator.com

System reduces 5-axis machine tuning time to 10 min.

September 3, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has introduced the optional 5-axis Auto-Tuning system, which replaces the manual tuning process typically used to maintain motion accuracy in CNC machining. The system performs measurements and compensation in real time, allowing for adjustments to be made in 10 min.,...

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