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Robotic job shop cell suitable for low-mix, high-volume applications

June 1, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Twin RoboDrill JobShop Cell, featuring two FANUC D21 RoboDrill vertical machining centers serviced by a single, articulating FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot. It can load and unload multiple parts at one time to amortize typically longer load/unload times...

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Methods Machine Tools celebrates Technology Center’s 10th anniversary with open house

May 28, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, held an open house on May 6-7 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its state-of-the-art Detroit Technology Center, Wixom, Mich. The event showcased the company’s machines and technology and...

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EDM handles small, medium-size parts

May 20, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA offers the entry-level ZNC-EDM 250, a sinker-type EDM with NC feed on the Z axis. Its compact design allows for machining of small and medium-size parts with a 17- by 11-in. table and 10- by 8- by 8-in. travel. The machine is designed with a rigid base, separate...

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Process allows tube threading in very short cycle times

May 19, 2015

Suhner, in cooperation with Wagner, has developed a process that allows threading operations in very short cycle times. The workpiece is fed from barstock material. After a cut-to-length operation, it is machined by three BEX15 machining units with Weldon toolholders. Operations include OD/ID and...

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SWIC renews NIMS accreditation for precision machining technology program

May 14, 2015

Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), Granite City, Ill., has renewed the NIMS accreditation of its precision machining technology program. This is the second time the college program has established itself as a NIMS-accredited training source, having first achieved it in 2009. This...

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Chipping away at fabricating success

May 14, 2015 | By Dan Davis

If you walk into a fabrication shop today, you more than likely are going to see a machining center on the shop floor. It's not that these shops are chasing machining work; they are just looking to add more manufacturing services to win more business from their current customer base.

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Aluminum full-grip jaws help minimize distortion for thin-walled parts

May 12, 2015

Dillon Mfg. offers aluminum full-grip jaws from 5 to 24 in. dia. for machining of thin-walled parts. These cast-aluminum (356-T6), wraparound top jaws can provide minimum jaw force and distribute the gripping pressure over more of the workpiece’s surface to help maintain accuracy. This type...

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Force Fabrication receives one-year contract to machine dip-brazed heatsinks

April 30, 2015

Force Fabrication Inc., an Oxnard, Calif.-based provider of precision sheet metal fabrication and manufacturing services for the telecommunications, medical, high-technology, and military/aerospace industries, has received a one-year agreement to machine and assemble dip-brazed heatsinks for an...

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Mist collector offers 99 percent filtration efficiency in double pass

April 28, 2015

Clarcor Industrial Air has introduced a UAS® Smog-Hog® MSH-11 compact, machine-mount mist collector. It delivers greater than 90 percent high-filtration efficiency at 0.3 µm with single pass and 99 percent for double pass. Low airflow resistance results in low motor energy consumption. The...

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ITS Mfg. certified as AS9100C CNC manufacturer

April 27, 2015

ITS Mfg. Inc., Crewe, Va., a CNC machining company that fabricates high-precision metal and plastic products for the high-tech bioscience, aerospace, textile, dental, medical, automotive, military, and food service industries, has announced that its 36,000-sq.-ft. facility has achieved AS9100C...

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Subspindle multitasking turning center eliminates deburring, milling

April 27, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200LMY-S subspindle multitasking turning center. It features an upgraded long bed with subspindle, a powerful milling drive, a high-speed C axis, and a 3.23-in.-stroke Y axis. Deburring, milling, drilling, and repositioning of fixtures...

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Milling disc offers high removal rate, long life

April 22, 2015

In.Motion Technology Distribution LLC has announced the launch of a milling disc designed for beveling, weld preparation, and weld repair. According to the company, the discs offer a significantly higher material removal rate than conventional abrasive, eliminating the fine dust associated with...

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Flexible pin clamping system produces form fit

April 14, 2015

Euro-Tech Corp. offers the Jaw flexible pin clamping element. Within seconds, it molds a part-specific outline, readying the workpiece for machining and inspection, the company reports. Each pin is locked hydraulically by a separate internal clamping sleeve. Axial movable pins contact the part...

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D&S Mfg. adds bridge mill

April 10, 2015

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and weldments, has announced the installation of an Okuma MCR-A5CII bridge mill in the recently completed 9,300-sq.-ft. addition at its plant in Black River Falls, Wis. The machine has a table capacity of 200 by 100 in. and...

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Concept Laser installs additive manufacturing system at Faustson Tool

April 10, 2015

Concept Laser, Grapevine, Texas, has installed an M2 cusing multilaser metal additive manufacturing system at Faustson Tool of Arvada, Colo., a precision machine shop serving the aerospace, aeronautics, defense, energy, medical, and semiconductor industries. The system is equipped with a new...

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