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Methods Machine Tools has introduced the OKK VB53a vertical machining center to the North American market, giving operators 50% more accessibility than conventional machines. They’re designed for less vibration to improve final surface finishes.
EMAG is sharing a free downloadable design file for a hands-free door opening device they customized for heavy-duty use at their own company. Preventing people from touching door handles throughout the day is one important layer of defense against the coronavirus.
Featuring the newest CNC in Mazak’s Smooth Technology platform, the Variaxis C-600 simultaneous 5-axis VMC can optimize cutting via functions ranging from digital synchronization to artificial intelligence-powered machining modules. Optional robot interface enables automatic loading/unloading of parts.
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.
Finance a new Hurco CNC machine, and all the spring and summer payments will be waived. It’s how Hurco and distributor Applied Machine Solutions are teaming up to ease the cash crunch many companies are facing these days.
Designed for large-volume production of complex structural components for the automotive and aerospace industries, the FZ/DZ 25 series of two-spindle vertical machining centers (VMCs) from Chiron Group delivers 20,000 rpm in a small footprint.
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%.
MC Machinery’s Eagle V5 can perform high-precision cuts with the X, Y, Z, B, and C axes moving simultaneously. Integrated 4/5-axis system allows X, Y, and Z travels of 21.6 in, 15.7 in, and 15.7 in, respectively.
The automatic tool changer (ATC) for the BH series of dual-drive press brakes from MC Machinery Systems is designed for high-mix, low-volume environments by allowing for the greatest tooling variation on the market and facilitating operation by employees of all skill levels.
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 BMO Automation package focuses on high-mix/high-volume production to help manufacturers deal with the skills gap and labor shortage and increase productivity of their CNC machines.
Foothills Machinery exclusively handles their sales in Colorado and New Mexico.
U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Dip Slightly From June to July
Although a wide variety of sectors were positive in July –– including automotive and medical equipment –– AMT reports the 2020 orders to date of $2 billion is about a quarter down year over year.
How Does Your Company’s Compensation Package Stack Up?
FMA has released a report that details salaries and benefits for practically every position in a fabricating or manufacturing company, from CEO to janitor and everything in between. The survey results also provide insight into several HR policies and procedures.