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

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. -

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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Machining coolant provides corrosion protection, bioresistance

August 29, 2013

Wallover Oil Co. has introduced WS 7800 machining coolant. The low-foaming coolant forms a stable microemulsion in a variety of water qualities. It is suitable for use on various metals, including ferrous alloys, titanium, cast aluminum, and aerospace aluminum and copper alloys. The coolant offers...

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Enclosed 5-axis machining center requires small floor space

August 28, 2013

Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) offers the Euro 5 CNC 5-axis machining center, designed to comply with the latest CE standards. The enclosed machining center contains airborne dust and debris to comply with health and safety standards. Its small footprint helps minimize factory floor space...

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Optional function enables turning on horizontal machining center -

Optional function enables turning on horizontal machining center

August 27, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has introduced its Turn-Cut function, which allows for processing work on horizontal machining centers without the need to use secondary machinery for a turning application. The function is available as an option on the company’s MA and MB series of horizontal machining...

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White paper explains importance of aligning rotating machine tools

August 27, 2013

Pinpoint Laser Systems has released the white paper "Helpful Alignment Tips for Machine Shops." The white paper is intended to illustrate to plant managers, engineers, and owners the value of aligning rotating machine tools. It describes how to use the company's Laser Microgage system to evaluate...

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Machining coolant designed for high-pressure machining

August 14, 2013

Wallover Oil Co. has introduced WS 8800 machining coolant. The chlorine-free coolant is designed for machining and grinding of ferrous and nonferrous metals, including stainless steel, titanium, cast aluminum alloys, and cast iron. The coolant's low-foaming characteristics make it suitable for...

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Laser system machines formed metal parts

August 7, 2013

Prima Power Laserdyne has introduced the new Laserdyne 430 series of laser systems for cutting, welding, and drilling of 2-D and 3-D drawn, thermoformed, hydroformed, punched, stamped, and spun metal parts. The new laser system can integrate the manufacturer's BeamDirector® motion and process...

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Options added to digital CNC -

Options added to digital CNC

August 7, 2013

Heidenhain has added software options to its TNC 620 control. The digital CNC can be customized with features and software options to meet machine builders’ and end users’ specific needs. Users purchase only the options that are required for their applications and can add other...

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Metalworking fluid contains 70 percent biobased content -

Metalworking fluid contains 70 percent biobased content

July 31, 2013

Cortec®'s EcoLine® metalworking fluid, powered by Nano-VpCI®, is a biodegradable, multifunctional product formulated with biobased lubricants, additives, and emulsifiers. It can be used as an alternative to chlorinated products and mineral oils. Containing 70 percent biobased...

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Twin-spindle machining center designed for midsized workpieces

July 30, 2013

MAG has introduced the new twin-spindle Specht 450 Duo for small-engine and parts production applications. The machining center, requiring 120.56 sq. ft. of floor space and featuring a spindle distance of 21.26 in., is the smallest twin-spindle machine manufactured by the company. It is designed...

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Double-column machining center reduces number of setups

June 26, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has introduced the MCR-A5CII double-column machining center. With its multiple heads, the unit can machine all five sides of a part from a single setup. According to the company, tasks that require five to six setups on a vertical machining center can be accomplished in two to...

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Micromachining system suitable for multipurpose, small-scale production

June 20, 2013

IPG Photonics Corp. has introduced the IX-255 UV laser micromachining system. The flexible system is designed for multipurpose, R&D, and small-scale production applications. The multifunctional system can be configured with a beam energy density up to 25 J/cm2 for applications such as drilling...

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Turning center software upgraded -

Turning center software upgraded

May 30, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced version 6.0 of its CAMplete TurnMill software for Nakamura-Tome multitasking turning centers. The software includes several upgrades for greater macro language support, improved error handling, and increased post-processing capabilities. The software is...

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Milling machine made for delicate work

May 21, 2013

Advanced Control Technology (ACT) offers the DMC-III desktop CNC milling machine for delicate work. The lightweight machine is designed for engraving, 3-D moldmaking, research labs, and PC board drilling....

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