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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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Future Products adds vertical machining center

August 14, 2013

Future Products, Clawson, Mich., a manufacturer of precision die tooling and machined components, has added a new Roku-Roku HC-658 high-precision vertical machining center to its metal punch facility in Cadillac, Mich. The hybrid vertical machining center features capabilities for machining...

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Options added to digital CNC - TheFabricator.com

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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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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Metalworking fluid contains 70 percent biobased content - TheFabricator.com

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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GSM Industrial acquires assets of Schugt Mfg.

July 30, 2013

GSM Industrial, Lancaster, Pa., a fabricator and installer of custom industrial steel products, has acquired the assets of Schugt Mfg., a precision CNC machining shop in Dover, Pa. The acquisition allows GSM to expand its machining capabilities. As part of the deal, five Schugt employees,...

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Sumitomo Electric Carbide opens Tool Engineering Center - TheFabricator.com

Sumitomo Electric Carbide opens Tool Engineering Center

July 22, 2013

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc., Mount Prospect, Ill., has announced the opening of its Tool Engineering Center (TEC) and plant expansion in New Berlin, Wis. The 55,000-sq.-ft. expansion has more than doubled the size of the facility, which manufactures solid carbide drills, replaceable carbide...

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DallasWaterjet offers waterjet cutting for north Texas

July 16, 2013

DallasWaterjet has been established in Plano, Texas, to offer 5-axis waterjet cutting, machining, and fabrication services for customers throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, and north Texas. The company also provides brake forming, welding, spot welding, and finishing of many traditional and...

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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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Schwarze-Robitec adds drilling, milling center

June 25, 2013

Tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec has invested 1 million euro in its new drilling and milling center at its headquarters in Cologne, Germany. In one clamping, the system can machine up to 30 tons of heavy components on five sides. The machine is operated from a cockpit, with...

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Formtek adds turning center

June 20, 2013

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, as part of a comprehensive plan to expand its manufacturing capabilities, has taken delivery of a new Mazak 500M slant-bed turning center. The lathe increases the company's turning capabilities up to 36 in. dia. and 118 in. long. The new machine is intended to add capacity...

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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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Laboratory Testing Inc. announces two promotions

June 10, 2013

Laboratory Testing Inc., a provider of tensile, impact, hardness, fracture toughness, and stress rupture testing in Hatfield, Pa., has announced the promotions of Glenn Derstine to senior technical adviser for mechanical testing and machining and Brandon McVaugh to destructive testing manager for...

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Walter announces personnel changes

June 3, 2013

Walter USA, a manufacturer of cutting tools in Waukesha, Wis., has announced the appointment of Kim Seidelman to managing director and Jeff Kraez to national sales director. Seidelman joined Walter through the Valenite integration in 2010 as the director of sales for key accounts. He started his...

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