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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.
German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) is selling the full line of Samag MFZ Series multispindle machines for high-volume cubic workpieces. Applications include knuckles, engine blocks, gear boxes, valves, and connecting rods for the automotive powertrain, truck, and off-highway markets.
New York-based Globe Grinding faces the same skilled-workforce gap as other manufacturers. To meet the requirements of demanding aerospace customers, the company is deploying technology current employees can easily learn to program and operate.
Known for power, speed and ease of maintenance, OKK’s horizontal, vertical, and 5-axis machines are now being sold and serviced throughout North America by Methods Machine Tools based in Massachusetts. To control quality, OKK manufactures its key machine tool components in-house, including spindles, mechanical gears, precision square slide guide ways and special controller features.
Methods Machine Tools is offering four 3-axis vertical machining centers (VMCs) and a 5-axis bridge-type machining center made by Taiwanese tool builder Litz Hitech. Equipped with Fanuc controls, they provide an accurate and reliable mid-range machining solution.
Accessories and adapters for SMW Autoblok’s manual APS and WPS stationary workholding systems ensure flexible clamping of nearly every geometry without interfering with machining or contours, making them ideal for 5-axis machining. Zero-point clamping reduces setup time up to 90%.
A global precision tool manufacturer serving the metalworking industry, Walter anticipates that a stronger presence in the U.S. will help the company grow its product line with local market requirements and improve market support with customized tooling solutions.
The $135 million Giant Magellan Telescope structure contract will require nine years to complete.
The compact Kiwa KH-4500kai horizontal machining center from Methods Machine Tools eliminates all possible wasted space, provides one of the largest work envelopes in its class, and is the fastest in its machine class.
The MMH 500 horizontal machining center from MAG Automotive comes standard with 60 m/min linear-axis speed and 12,000 rpm direct drive spindle for more machine throughput per spindle and high-speed cutting capabilities.
Ideal for high-volume machining, the state-of-the-art Tongtai SH-4000P high-speed horizontal machining center from Absolute Machine Tools delivers more parts per hour than competitive machines costing much more.
For aerospace manufacturers and others machining tough alloys, the HU100-TS 100 tilt-spindle 5-axis horizontal machining center from Mitsui Seiki combines the flexibility and automation of an HMC with the rigidity, accuracy and reliability of heavy-duty construction.
HGG Appoints Brandon Welch to Position of Western Sales Manager
HGG Profiling Equipment Inc. (Houston, TX) has appointed Brandon Welch to be western states sales manager with responsibility for 1) sales of new machinery and 2) service and support of HGG customers west of the Mississippi.
Winners of Welding Competition at Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show
Three welding students won scholarships at the Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show (WIMTS), which was held Oct. 5-7 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.