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Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Mazak Booth Draws Thousands at IMTS 2016

September 28, 2016

Company spotlights new advanced manufacturing systems and SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY FLORENCE, Ky. – Mazak hosted a record number of visitors through its booth during the six days of IMTS 2016, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place from September 12-17. The company demonstrated over 20 highly advanced manufacturing cells and systems. Among these were its next-generation HYBRID Multi-Tasking... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Waste Handling Equipment

Filter Out the Fines with MPE's Precision Activated Carbon Gran-U-Lizer(TM)

September 8, 2016

CHICAGO, IL – As health and wellness initiatives towards clean, sustainable water continue to drive the science behind activated carbon filtering products, shifting trends towards finer particle sizes for more advanced water filtration have started to replace the more traditional loose carbon and cotton filters.  Modern Process Equipment Corporation (MPE) offers the latest in activated... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Advanced CNC Milling Solution to be Demonstrated at IMTS 2016

June 16, 2016

Naperville, IL — at IMTS, NUM will be demonstrating an exciting new development in CNC hardware and software technology that brings simple conversational style programming to CNC milling machines. This will be the first public showing of the new NUMmill control solution and is likely to be of  special interest to CNC milling machine manufacturers and control retrofitters. Available as a... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Multi-Axis Milling/Turning Machine integrates cryogenics.

June 16, 2016

Suited for processing aerospace components, VARIAXIS i-800T combines full 5-axis milling and turning with integrated liquid nitrogen cryogenics technology. This prevents detrimental white layers typically generated when machining parts from such materials as titanium, nickel, Invar, and other exotics. Able to be equipped with 80-tool magazine for continuous uninterrupted productivity and 10,000 rpm, CAT-50 spindle, machine offers trunnion-style tilting table and multi-tasking capability. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Fidia Co. to Feature high-speed Milling Machine, Controls and Milling Heads at 2016 IMTS Show

June 13, 2016

Fidia Co. will feature a K199 high-speed 6 axis milling center with rotary table, C-40 vision numerical controls with integrated ViMill system and a variety of large milling heads at the 2016 IMTS Show in Booth No. S8880 in the South Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, September 12-17, 2016. The K199 is Fidia’s most compact K series machine and represents the ideal solution for all small... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Horizontal Boring Mills target job shops.

May 25, 2016

Engineered for flat-floor installation, T-bed Boring Mills are configured with 22,000 lb capacity and 49.2 x 55.1 in. hydrostatic contouring rotary table. Models RT 130 and RT 155 feature 5.1 and 6.1 in. diameter gear-driven spindles, respectively, with up 2,493 lb-ft torque. X-Y-Z axis travels are 78.7, 59.1, and 63 in. with W-axis spindle travel of 29.5 in. Based on cast-iron structure, machines feature cross-braced column, linear scales, and electronically counterbalanced Y-axis headstock. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

Heavy-Duty Milling Cutter aids large component machining.

May 23, 2016

Primarily intended for milling and boring machines, Walter BLAXX M3016 is compatible with ISO material groups P, M, and K and suited for such difficult applications as machining frames made from cast iron for large molds or housings for wind energy rotor hubs. Carbide axial stop and use of 4 grades of Tiger™·tec® Silver cutting tool material help optimize tool life and process reliability. Cutter is available with approach angle of 60° for 4.9–12.4 in. diameter range. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Milling Center handles workpieces up to 2,500 mm diameter.

May 17, 2016

Featuring bridge design with moving table and crossbeam, 5-axis Umill 1800 permits loading from top or front of machine. Portal-style system has working range of 2,150 mm on Y axis, 1,800 mm on X axis, and 1,250 mm in Z axis. Table can be dedicated to milling with rotation speed of 10 rpm and load capacity of 10 tons, or turning with speeds up to 250 rpm and load capacity of 5 tons. Rapid traverse is 60 m/min, and movement of table is carried out on 2 guideways size 65 with 3 trucks/guideway. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Machining Systems produce high accuracy parts.

May 17, 2016

Providing precise positioning capabilities that allow it to hold very tight part tolerances, AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 X Wire EDM eliminates pitch and positioning errors that would otherwise result in scrapped parts. Shops can achieve ±1.5 µm pitch accuracy over 340 x 240 mm. Mikron MILL X 600 U Milling Machines are designed specifically for production of high accuracy parts with concave and convex part surfaces, especially under high feed rate conditions. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Software

VERICUT Helps Grade Turning and Milling SkillsUSA/NIMS Contest Submissions

May 3, 2016

Irvine, CA - CGTech will be on hand at the National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), June 21-23, 2016, to help grade multiple SkillsUSA/NIMS events related to Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining. CGTech will also be exhibiting its latest version of VERICUT software in Booth S149. More than 16,000 people - including students, teachers and business partners - will be participating... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Desktop CNC Tool uses standard 120 V power.

April 26, 2016

With 36 x 24 in. work area, ShopBot Desktop MAX can fit items such as guitars, chair and table parts, and cabinetry parts. Tool is used in prototyping and full production for cutting, carving, machining, and milling in wood, MDF, plastics, foams, and non-ferrous metals. Featuring dual-motor gantry design, tool offers 2 options for beds: aluminum deck or plenum with universal hold-down system, which eliminates need for screws, adhesives, or clamps for holding large sheet goods in place. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

GF Machining Solutions Brings High Productivity to MMTS 2016

April 4, 2016

Booth will spotlight high-speed milling, high-performance EDM and flexible automation LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., – Productivity-enhancing technology will dominate GF Machining Solutions’ presence in the Elliott-Matsuura booths at the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show in Montreal, Canada, May 16-18 at the Place Bonaventure. In booths 633, 647, 833 and 847, the company will highlight its... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Astro Machine Works adds new High Speed 5-Axis Gantry Machining Center for increased CNC Machining Capacity

March 30, 2016

Astro Machine Works adds new High Speed 5-Axis Gantry Machining Center for increased CNC Machining Capacity Astro Machine Works, Inc, located in Ephrata, PA, has added the APEC G3060 High Speed 5-Axis Gantry Mill  to keep up with demand and increase capacity in our machining area.  This machine is fast and precise, giving us the ability to machine very large parts.  Dimensions are 236”... Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Portable Tools

Spring News Letter

March 24, 2016

POINTS OF INTEREST: NEW Address: 1529 Cottage Street, Ashland OH 44805

  • MARCH : MORI SEIKI PASSES ITS FINISHING TESTS
  • CINCINNATI GRINDERS ARRIVE FOR THEIR REBUILD (P. 2)
  • ACU-RITE SPRING SALE EVENT; COMPLETE WITH FREE SHIPPING! (P.2.)
MORI SEIKI MARCH MADNESS The Mori will go home, looking new and performing great. Looking at the before after... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

High Feed Milling Cutter machines wide variety of materials.

March 24, 2016

Featuring 19° lead with positive axial inclination, Penta HF is capable of machining heat treated and difficult-to-machine steels, stainless steels, and Heat Resistant Super Alloys. Cutter has 5 cutting edge inserts, internal coolant on body for deep cavity milling/helical applications, and special surface finish for corrosion resistance and minimized wear. Product offers suitable option for lower horsepower applications with versatility of faster feeds and multi-material application. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

Lab Attritor Mill Tanks feature replaceable bar grid.

March 23, 2016

Available for 01 and HD01 Lab Attritor models, optional tank design features replaceable bar grids and removable ball valve located under tank, facilitating discharge of slurry. Offered in both 750 cc and 1,400 cc sizes, tanks come in stainless steel or Tefzel-coated for metal-free applications. Water-jacketed, one-piece tanks will fit on all existing 01 and HD01 frames and are compatible with shafts, arms, and covers from those series of mills. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing

High-Performance Solid Carbide Tool is suited for dynamic milling.

March 22, 2016

Designed for optimum performance on steel with secondary applications in stainless steel, Proto•max™ ST Z-5 features 5 cutting edges and is available with wear-resistant TAZ coating. Design reduces risk of tool breakage and is available with Weldon shank configuration for secure clamping, with or without corner radius, and without reduced neck for greater stability by using maximum amount of carbide. Offered in 6–25 mm dia, this milling tool also has helix angle of 35°.
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Machinery & Machining Tools, Waste Handling Equipment

Sanitary Cone Mill processes sticky, moist, fragile materials.

March 21, 2016

Constructed of 304 or 316 stainless steel to sanitary standards, Kek-Gardner Model CM540 Sanitary Cone Mill delivers gentle, low-energy size reduction while achieving even particle distribution with minimal fines. This smooth, moderate action alleviates such problems as product build-up, dust, and heat generation. Conical screens are offered with apertures from 150 micron, for fine/dry de-agglomeration, up to 25 mm, including square and rectangular perforations, for wet granulation. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Universal Hydraulic Toolholder can serve high-volume applications.

March 18, 2016

TENDO E compact, which eliminates use of different holder technologies for milling, drilling, and reaming, can safely transfer up to 520 Nm torque at 20 mm clamping diameter. With vibration damping and run out accuracy of <0.003 mm at 2.5 x D, this hydraulic expansion toolholder is applicable across rough milling to finish operations and protects machine spindle and cutting tool from damage. Common spindle connections are available, including HSK-A63, SK40, BT40, CAT40, and CAT50. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Special Briney Dual Contact Cat50 Turning Toolholder Eliminates the Need for Customer to Re-Engineer Catalog of Lathe Stick Tools

March 9, 2016

Recently, Briney Tooling Systems worked closely with a manufacturer to develop a special Dual Contact CAT50 stick turning toolholder for an Okuma MacTurn 550 milling/turning center. The customer had some special turning stick tools that were 1.5-inches square and there was no standard for the lathe stick tools. Because Briney Tooling Systems is well-known for their custom and special toolholder... Read More