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The YBM7T and YBM8T are the newest additions to the YBM Series of Precision Centers from Yasda Precision America Corporation (Elk Grove Village, IL). They are constructed for optimum accuracy and speed in small and mid-size parts and die/mold machining.
DMG has redefined its range of CNC-controlled turning and milling centres in the lower price segment without compromising high-tech standards. The universal CTX 310 ECO and CTX 510 ECO lathes and the DMC 635 V ECO and DMC 1035 V ECO vertical centers are smoothing the way into the new DMG ECO world, and with market prices of less than ?50,000 they attract a completely new customer segment.
The Mikron HPM 600 HD high performance machining center from GF AgieCharmilles (Lincolnshire, IL) offers dynamic, three-axis milling, high spindle speeds up to 20,000 rpm and exceptional chip removal rates. Designed to meet the highly demanding requirements of the automotive and aerospace industries, the HPM 600’s stable and robust construction enables unlimited high performance cutting.
Bridgeport (Elmira, NY), a member of The Hardinge Group, is expanding its spectrum of machining centers by introducing the Bridgeport-designed and -built GX 600, GX 800 and GX 1000 VMCs. Positioned in the center of the company’s machining center portfolio (above the XV-Series and below the XR-Series), these Performance-focused machines offer mold and die manufacturers, as well as precision engineers in the automotive, aerospace, medical and general engineering sectors optimum capability and functionality in a compact design.
Toyoda Machinery (Arlington Heights, IL) showcases technology from its high-speed linear guide and its boxway vertical machining center lines.
Bystronic Inc. (Hauppauge, NY) offers its Manual Bevel Angle cutting head option for Byjet waterjet cutting systems that cuts up to a 45 deg angle and can be used for weld preparation or the cutting of holes that must be at an angle to the plate.
Wendt GmbH (Wixom, MI) introduces the SPECTRA 820 Laser Machining Center for generating complex, three-dimensional contours in hard materials.
Romi Machine Tools Ltd.(Erlanger, KY) introduces a new low cost lathe, the C420, with three modes of operation depending on operator skill levels.
OMAX (Kent, WA) presents the 55100 JetMachining® Center, one of three large-footprint JetMachining centers produced by OMAX. Designed to machine large parts, the 55100 accommodates sheets of material up to 5 ft x 10 ft and can cut complex flat parts from a wide variety of materials used for components for the oil and gas industry.
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Michael Waltrip Racing installs a waterjet cutting system to cut 20 percent of its parts made in-house.
Seco Tools Inc. has announced the availability of its newest generation Crownloc? drilling system featuring new fully-hardened (R7 and R5) and low-friction nickel-coated drill bodies (-R7) as well as a stronger retention rod in 12 ? 13 mm diameters.
Sigma Labs Creates New Directed Energy Deposition Application
A partnership with Northwestern University expands in-process quality assurance technology across a broad array of 3d printing processes.
Combilift and Author Join Forces on New Kids’ Book
Award-winning Combilift and award-winning author, Emer Conlon, have produced a children’s storybook that features forklift heroes and teaches important values. The ‘combi-nation’ has the added benefit of educating young kids and their parents about the company’s equipment and the material handling industry.