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With its powerful performance, lightweight size, small footprint, and hole capacity, the HMD904 is the most popular model in Hougen Manufacturing’s line of magnetic drills. Upgrade improve safety and lower maintenance requirements.
Designed for turning machine tools with up to two axes, TURNPWR control by Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand of digital readouts, linear scales, and controls gives machinists the option to program via a conversational format or use G-code.
Nine C Series flatbed CNC lathes from Romi Machine Tools are designed for heavy applications in the mining, aerospace, steel mill, and oil-and-gas industries. All key components are manufactured in-house to ensure quality.
Platinum Tooling Technologies expands its product line with Heimatec live and static tools for most Citizen lathes. Designed to optimize the machine’s parameters, the precision tools are efficient and cost-effective.
Available in 5- and 8-inch models, Palmgren’s CNC slant bed lathe offers helpful features and top performance at an attractive price. The turning center’s small footprint makes it an excellent option for shops that need a second-operation machine or additional chuck.
Methods Machine Tools, the exclusive U.S. importer of Nakamura-Tome multitasking turning centers, introduces the Nakamura-Tome MX-100 with multiple ‘smart’ functions that ease programming and operation. Design eliminates need for positioning fixtures and clamping devices.
The Quick Turn 250SMY with GR100 gantry robot is one example of how Mazak’s flexible Quick Turn 200/250 Series of CNC turning centers can be configured to achieve high throughput. Main turning spindle serves as a full-functioning C-axis.
Polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PcBN) mini-tipped inserts are a great way to lower per-part cost when turning hardened steel components. Kennametal´s two grades of double-sided PcBN inserts increase productivity and extend tool life when machining materials up to 65 HRC.
With its precision interface for fast tool changeover and direct drive for high-power milling of complex workpieces, Emco’s Hyperturn 45 G3 with two Turn/Mill-Assist automation options provides a flexible drilling and milling solution for a wide range of workpiece geometries and weights.
Soft- or hard-machine a bevel gear in 25 to 40 seconds with EMAG’s VL 1 Twin, a pick-up turning machine that simultaneously machines two identical bevel gears at high speed within the same machining area. Automating the loading process lowers cycle time to 4.5 seconds.
Dormer Pramet targets turning center and lathe applications with an insert, two geometries, a grade, blades, and tooling that support parting-off and grooving. Double-edged insert supports 60% capacity over the LCMF16 insert.
Dapra Marking Systems introduces the part-marking technology of Spanish manufacturer Datamark Systems to North America. Headlining the new offerings is a series of truly portable dot peen markers.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
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.