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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.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. introduces the newest addition to its Sphinx micro drill line. The new drill, made of fine-grained solid carbide, delivers exceptional tool life and consistent process reliability. The solid carbide micro drills are available in diameters from 0.30 mm to 1.50 mm, in steps of .01 mm, with a 3 mm reinforced shank.
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.
Emuge Corporation offers their SHUR-THREAD GFI Series of Solid Carbide Thread Mills with internal coolant supply. By precisely applying coolant where it is needed, waste is eliminated and chips are efficiently evacuated. SHUR-THREAD offers high confidence machining, up to 2xD length of cut and other technologically advanced features.
The evolution of the Hardinge 5C rotary system began in 1901 with the production of Hardinge’s first 5C collet. Hardinge introduced the 5C “threaded-nose” spindle in 1940 on a precision bench lathe. In the 1960s they manufactured a 5C manual indexer using their threaded-nose spindle and collet closer design.
A new, compact electropolishing system that offers manufacturers of high-value metallic devices and medical components complete control over all aspects of their production, quality, and delivery schedules is being introduced by METFAB Technologies, Inc.
CNC Software added new videos to the Multimedia section of the Mastercam.com website, giving customers the opportunity to explore some of the latest features in the Mastercam family with downloadable video demonstrations, narrated overviews, and documents highlighting powerful new tools.
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., Rockford, IL, innovators in sawing technology, announces the AMSAWâ S300, the new addition to their family of carbide sawing systems. The S300 is designed for efficiency, speed and increased productivity for cutting ferrous and non-ferrous materials. It has a capacity of 3.00 in – 12.00 in and utilizes saw blade diameters from 24 in to 36 in. The spindle motor is 60 hp (45 kW) and provided with operator friendly controls. This saw allows for cut lengths up to 30 in and multi-indexing when length exceeds 30 in. Accuracy for length is ±0.005 in.
Mazak Optonics Corporation’s new Super Turbo-X Champion hybrid laser cutting system is designed for affordable, high-precision cutting of a wide variety of materials, with easy set-up and operation that has been the hallmark of Mazak lasers for more than 20 years.
Techno, Inc. introduces the PanelMaster Pro Series CNC Router, designed specifically to meet the demands of nested-based manufacturing. The PanelMaster Pro is constructed of large heavy tubing that is welded and stress-relieved, the perfect foundation for our precision drive system.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.
Crawford Co., Seaberg Industries Complete Purchase Agreement
As of Oct 2., Seaberg Industries, a manufacturer of metal fabricated and precision machined parts, components, and assemblies, will operate as part of Crawford Co.’s fabrication division.
Virtual Trade Show to Unveil Latest Mitutoyo Technologies
On Oct. 20-23, Mitutoyo America Corp., together with some of its U.S. Solution Centers, will combine live demos, education and interactive tools to engage customers and distributors. Titan Gilroy, CEO of the industrial and corporate education platform, Titans of CNC, kicks off the event.