Horizontal Machining Centers
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Starrag USA Inc. (Hebron, Kentucky) has hired Carlos Castro to serve as sales manager, Mexico.
The crisp new paint scheme on Methods Machine Tools’ KIWA KH-4100kai is just the beginning of design features its predecessor lacked. New componentry inside, including 0i-MF Plus FANUC controls, improve the planning, machining, and chip flow on this four-axis HMC.
That’s what General Electric Global Research said about Blue Arc, an EDM-like process it developed to rough aircraft engine components out of huge blocks of difficult-to-cut alloys. Mitsui Seiki has sold the first commercially available CNC machine that incorporates the technology.
Mazak’s HCN-6800 NEO comes with upgraded standard features and numerous options, too. Its cycle times are faster, its footprint is smaller, and its range of part and tool capacities are wider.
Bystronic Inc. and MSS Nitrogen Inc. partner to sell Bystronic’s Nitrocube nitrogen generation and NitrO2 gas mixing products, powered by MSS, in the North America market. Nitrocube’s nitrogen purity is 99.999%, while NitrO2 mixing can triple laser cutting speeds.
Ideal for the demanding aircraft, automobile, power generator, mold-and-die, and semiconductor industries, Niigata’s 5-axis HN80E-5X horizontal machining center (HMC) produces 1.65-ton parts almost 50 inches in diameter and 40 inches high.
Doosan’s DHF 8000ST is a single-table version of the company’s DHF 8000 5-axis horizontal machining center (HMC) that incorporates a turning function so manufacturers can save time by moving from roughing to finishing with one setup.
Suitable for high-volume large, heavy part operations, Mazak’s HCN-5000 is a horizontal machining center that offers users the option of high-speed or high-torque integral motor spindle, so they can align proper speed and power for the job at hand.
Haas Automation’s UMC-1600-H provides the 50-taper cutting, heavy-duty rotary axes, and large work envelope required to machine large parts for customers in the oil-and-gas, alternative energy, and other heavy industries.
Mazak’s HC-5000 4-axis horizontal machining center (HMC) boosts speed, output, reliability, and precision of numerous metalworking applications in nearly any production environment. Easy-to-program controls automatically calculate intersection coordinates and tool index positioning to optimize cutting.
KME CNC 5-axis tombstones and trunnions and 4- or 5-axis rotary tables turn 3- axis and 4-axis machining centers into 5-axis production machines. The wireless KME TS630 tombstone transforms horizontal machining centers (HMC) into 5-axis machines that operate lights-out for eight hours at a time.
High utilization rates can hinder machine tool performance. High-speed spindle manufacturer IBAG North America provides uptime by offering repair services including condition evaluation, internal-parts analysis, and rebuilding from its North Haven, Conn., facility.
Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show Returns
The 17th Biennial Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show (WIMTS) will be held Oct. 5 through Oct. 7. The event will be held in West Allis, at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, in the Exposition Center.
Velo3D Expands Team by Hiring a Head of Investor Relations and a VP of Sales for North America
As it prepares to become a public company, Velo3D Inc. (Campbell, CA) has announced two new senior positions: 1) VP of investor relations and 2) VP of sales for North America.