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Ceramic end mills machine nickel-based, high-temp alloys - TheFabricator.com

Ceramic end mills machine nickel-based, high-temp alloys

May 19, 2013

Kennametal has introduced Beyond KYS40™ solid ceramic end mills, designed to machine high-strength, nickel-based alloys. The SiAlON ceramic grade offers high heat resistance and strong cutting edges (negative rake). The end mills provide roughing at cutting speeds up to 3,300 SFM with tool...

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Metalworking fluids designed for heavy machining - TheFabricator.com

Metalworking fluids designed for heavy machining

May 19, 2013

CIMCOOL® Fluid Technology offers CIMPERIAL® soluble oils, designed for heavy-duty machining and grinding on ferrous and nonferrous metals. 1072C is a chlorinated soluble oil for machining and grinding operations that offers stability in high-hardness, high-sulfate, and high-chloride...

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Matsuura Machinery opens U.S. subsidiary

May 13, 2013

Matsurra Machinery Corp., Japan, has opened a U.S. subsidiary, Matsuura Machinery USA, in St. Paul, Minn., to import machines and service customers. A grand opening will take place May 14 at 11:00 a.m., followed by an open house on May 15-16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. To register for the grand...

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CNC made for entry-level milling, turning

May 8, 2013

Siemens offers the Sinumerik 808D, a CNC for entry-level milling and turning machines. The control is designed for the high-volume 230-V, three-phase, and economy machine tool markets. With up to 3-axis plus spindle control capability in milling or turning applications, the CNC is offered as a...

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Walter launches redesigned website

May 7, 2013

Walter USA LLC, Waukesha, Wis., has unveiled a redesigned website at www.walter-tools.com/us featuring more information and services. It embodies the company's integrated Toolshop rapid ordering system to help simplify and speed up ordering of the company’s cutting tools for milling, drilling,...

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Future Products marks 50 years in business

May 1, 2013

Future Products, a manufacturer of precision die tooling and machined components, is celebrating its 50th year in business. Irvin F. Swider purchased the business in April 1963, initially manufacturing punch and die buttons. Originally an eight-man operation, the company quickly added staff and...

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Bolt-on trunnion tables help reduce part handling

April 25, 2013

The TrunnionTable.com Stallion 9\20 and 9\23 tables allow users to exploit the rotary fourth-axis capability of horizontal and vertical machining centers. The bolt-on trunnions are work-ready out of the box, with standard-sized models designed for the most commonly used models of Kurt vises,...

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Diehl Steel adds plate mill

April 18, 2013

Diehl Steel, Cincinnati, has installed a new plate mill that allows the company to custom-machine steel material up to 30 in. wide by 50 in. long by 12 in. high. The company now can machine larger sizes of tool steel, alloy steel, high-speed steel, carbon steel, powder-metal product, and stainless...

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Enhancements made to horizontal machining center - TheFabricator.com

Enhancements made to horizontal machining center

April 11, 2013

Mazak Corp. has made several enhancements to its Horizontal Center Nexus (HCN) 4000-III horizontal machining center. Y-axis travel and stroke have been expanded, and the Z axis has a higher allowable thrust. Rapid traverse speed now is 2,362 IPM, and machine acceleration rate is 1G. The...

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Surface treatments add wear resistance to complex components

April 3, 2013

UltraFlex™ wear-resistant surface treatments from Kennametal are designed for components with complex geometries in the power-generation and oil and gas industries. The treatments provide metallurgical-bonded, void-free cladding for critical components in demanding environments. They protect...

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Turn/mill center features swiveling B axis - TheFabricator.com

Turn/mill center features swiveling B axis

April 2, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome NTJ-100 multitasking turn/mill center. Applications include low- to high-volume lots of medical, aerospace, and general job shop components. The machine offers fast tool changes of up to 54 toolstations for turning and 24 toolstations...

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Metals Technologies purchases Hess Industries equipment

March 28, 2013

Siemens' Metal Technologies business unit has purchased the equipment and technology from Hess Industries Inc., Niles, Mich. This purchase gives Siemens the full capability to repair and calibrate BFI ShapeMeter rolls in the North American market. The purchase includes roll test stands,...

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Milling machine accommodates workpieces up to 440 lbs. - TheFabricator.com

Milling machine accommodates workpieces up to 440 lbs.

March 28, 2013

GF AgieCharmilles offers the 5-axis Mikron HEM 500U for machining aluminum, alloy, and steel parts. The milling machine features a 12,000-RPM spindle and 30-tool magazine that provides a 2-sec. chip-to-chip time for high-speed, continuous milling operations and increased spindle uptime. A...

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Wireless rotary axis calibrator measures angular position to ±1 arcsecond

March 26, 2013

The new Renishaw XR20-W calibration system measures the angular position of rotary axes to within ±1 arcsecond, wirelessly, for testing the accuracy of lathes, multiaxis machine tools, mill/turn machines, trunnion tables, and spindles. The system works in conjunction with XL-80 or ML10 laser...

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Vertical turning lathe machines large, heavy parts - TheFabricator.com

Vertical turning lathe machines large, heavy parts

March 19, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the new Feeler FVT-600 vertical turning lathe, suitable for machining large, heavy parts such as those used in the aerospace and power generation industries. To automate processes for high-volume production applications, the machine is available in...

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