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Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks - TheFabricator.com

Milling machine shield protects operators from flying chips, sparks

March 19, 2013

Rockford Systems Inc. offers chip shields for Bridgeport milling machines. The shields place a barrier between flying chips, sparks, and machine coolant and the operators or other employees in the area. They can be moved in or out of position quickly for tool and part changes. The shields are...

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Roller cam rotary table offers 110 ft.-lbs. of spindle torque

March 18, 2013

Haas Automation offers the HRC210 high-speed, cam-driven rotary table, which provides cutting and indexing speeds up to 830 degrees/sec. Offering 110 ft.-lbs. of spindle torque for synchronous 4-axis machining, its pneumatic brake yields 134 ft.-lbs. of holding torque for stationary work. Indexing...

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Vegetable-based cutting oil works on variety of metals

March 14, 2013

Heck Industries offers Crazy Larry's Secret Lube cutting oil. Suitable for tapping, drilling, milling, reaming, turning, and broaching, the lubricant can be sprayed or brushed on. The vegetable-based cutting oil is suitable for use on steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and brass. It is...

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Automated welding system performs bore repair - TheFabricator.com

Automated welding system performs bore repair

March 7, 2013

The BW3000 AutoBoreWelder automated welding system from Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems attaches directly to several of the manufacturer's boring machine mounting fixtures, allowing a single setup for both welding and machining operations. The welding machine can weld in...

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Conventional lathe incorporates CNC lathe components

February 20, 2013

Knuth Machine Tools offers the Servoturn 410 turning machine, which operates like a conventional lathe but incorporates incrementally implemented CNC elements. The machine provides the features that skilled workers want from a conventional lathe while eliminating tedious tasks and simplifying...

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Wheel cell incorporates wheel drilling machine, two lathes, robot - TheFabricator.com

Wheel cell incorporates wheel drilling machine, two lathes, robot

February 19, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has launched the new All-Okuma wheel cell. It includes the new MB-56VA-AW aluminum wheel drilling machine, as well as two Okuma CNC lathes in a choice of sizes, a FANUC robot, and a variety of conveyance options. All three machines feature the THINC®-OSP...

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Milling cutters designed to deliver reduced cutting force on titanium - TheFabricator.com

Milling cutters designed to deliver reduced cutting force on titanium

February 7, 2013

The KSRM™ line of milling cutters from Kennametal are engineered for titanium and stainless steel applications. Their design enables pocketing, profiling, ramping, and plunging with up to 0.04 in. fz. The inserts offer up to eight indexable positions. They are designed with a high...

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Horizontal machining center processes titanium, steel, aluminum - TheFabricator.com

Horizontal machining center processes titanium, steel, aluminum

February 5, 2013

Handtmann offers HBZ Trunnion 5-axis horizontal machining centers. They feature smaller components than typical HMCs for fast machining of workpieces that require deep pockets and drilled holes. There is no chip buildup, as they fall out of the cavity. The X, Y, and Z axes travel independently...

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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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