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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.
Manufacturers Find Perfect Bolt Preload ? Visually: The guessing game of obtaining the optimum bolt preload is over, thanks to a true innovation in bolt indicators.
Mate Precision Tooling leads the punching industry with another first ? the all new Mate Enumerator? Sequential Numbering Tool designed to stamp sequential serial numbers, dates and codes on fabricated parts. The Mate Enumerator is a thick turret 3-1/2 in D station special assembly with integral punch holder.
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.
A new line of ejector sleeves that are machined from H-13 hotwork die steel and nitrided on the inside and outside surfaces for optimum wear resistance are being introduced by Regal Components, Inc. ESL H-13 Nitrided Ejector Sleeves are machined from H-13 hotwork die steel and nitrided on the ID and OD to Rc 65-74.
Lista International Corporation offers its tool cribs for use with various Lista storage solutions. When combined with Lista cabinets (stacked or unstacked) or the company’s Storage Wall® system, the tool cribs can become part of an integrated CNC parts storage and transport system to accommodate a wide array of tooling.
A high speed, hand-held pneumatic beveler that features an automatic pilot locating system which eliminates setup time and can perform end preps in only a few seconds is available from ESCO Tool.
Sandvik Coromant recently introduced its Coromant Capto Damped Milling Adaptor, a product designed to significantly reduce vibration while milling with extremely long overhangs. The adaptor was specially developed to meet the needs of the die and mold industry.
Factory Robots Hit Record 2.7 Million Globally
New installations have been down in the U.S., Europe, and China, due to slowdowns in automotive and electrical/electronic sectors, and Covid isn’t helping –– nevertheless, the number of industrial robots operating today has never been higher.
CenterLine Receives 2020 National Manufacturing Leadership Award
The company’s robotics simulations draw winning accolades in NAM’s Engineering and Production Technology category.