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Ideal for aerospace, medical, and electronics parts, the new dense dole VacuMate? is the next generation vacuum table from Datron Dynamics. It is designed to swiftly and efficiently secure flat thin workpieces that have very little surface area. Thin stock can now be secured literally within seconds, ready for machining operations.
Mate Precision Tooling announces expansion of its XMT? tooling system with the addition of the XMT 12.7 mm punch, stripper and Slug Free® die to suit the new XMTE10 multi tool. Designed for use in the new 10-station Euromac XMTE10 Multi Tool, this XMT 12.7 mm tooling will accommodate round and shaped tools with a diagonal dimension up to 0.500 in (12.70 mm).
Sandvik Coromant has introduced the CoroThread 266, a new family of rigid, high-precision threading tools that provide increased productivity and stability. Offering superb value to the oil, gas and mechanical engineering industries, the new tool is available in 0.5 in and 0.625 in insert sizes.
Mori Seiki has released the revolutionary DDRT-260 rotary table. Designed for operation on Mori Seiki’s DuraVertical 5060 and 5080 and NV4000 DCG vertical machining centers, the DDRT-260 offers stable, high-efficiency 4-axis machining with powerful clamping and high-precision indexing.
Royal Products has introduced the exclusive Bolt & Goä mounting feature for their line of Low Profile Accu-Lengthä CNC Collet Chucks.
Wilson Tool International has introduced an innovative way to drastically trim setup time from multi-stage bends on press brakes. The new European-style Staged Bending Tooling allows one press brake operator to easily carry out a complex series of bends in a single machine setup, freeing up more time, employees and press brakes for other jobs
A new family of PEM® floating self-clinching fasteners has been introduced for permanent installation into thin stainless steel sheets. The fasteners can be specified either with non-locking or locking threads and will permit up to .030 in/0.76 mm total adjustment for mating hole misalignment.
Viewpoint Revisited: Two years after this presentation was originally published, the insights being explored to bring cutting technology to the frontline of U.S. manufacturing are worth thinking through one more time, in the face of some potentially tough economic times.
A Jig-less Tooling Concept: Sweden is a high-cost country, but SAAB Aerostructures keeps winning orders ? currently supplying the latest programs of both Airbus and Boeing with composite parts. Richard Lindquits of SAAB shows us one of the key techniques he uses to remain a preferred supplier to the big integrators.
The ROTA NCS 6-jaw power chuck from Schunk ensures minimum deformation of the workpieces and allows high precise machining. Active pull-down force distributed on six jaws, highest axial run-out accuracy and the best run-out. This sealed 6-jaw power chuck is…
Riviera Tool Company speeds SLAB Milling up to 40 percent.
All SRS models feature built-in return stroke speed dampening to eliminate pad bounce.
Snow Wins Resistance Welding Award
Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co. (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized with the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021, held in Chicago in September.
Hexagon to Build Ecosystem to Help Overcome Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its plan to build a flexible, open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D-printing processes and to support customers in building their product development and manufacturing workflows.
GE Additive and Wichita State Team Up to Help Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing by DoD
GE Additive and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding as the cornerstone of a new, collaborative effort aimed at supporting the U.S. Department of Defense‘s accelerated adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology.