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Coolant Nozzles Increase Cutting Efficiency

Increased tool life, greater chip control and improved processability are benefits Sandvik Coromant cites for its new CoroTurn HP tool holders, which have up to three sets of fixed nozzles that are designed to precisely direct controlled streams of coolant at cutting zones. The nozzles are not adjustable, but optimum flow paths have been established in tests on customers' equipment, says Patrick...

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Additive Manufacturing Technologies Reach Industrial Scale

As additive manufacturing technologies become more popular and more important to traditional manufacturers looking to cut costs and lead times during production runs, understanding the different capabilities becomes key to applying these techniques appropriately. At Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, Scott McGowan, vice president of marketing for Solid...

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Chrysler Machining Plant to Receive Almost $20 Million Expansion

Chrysler Group LLC announced it will invest almost $20 million in its Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg, Ohio, as part of a larger investment plan to improve capabilities. Chrysler will spend$19.6 million for the installation of new equipment and tooling for transmission machining and assembly in anticipation of new build techniques that improve vehicle performance and fuel efficiency. The...

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New HMC from Mitsui Seiki Improves Rigid, High-Precision Machining

Mitsui Seiki USA has released a new horizontal machining center (HMC) for high-rigidity, high-precision machining. The HU69EX from Mitsui Seiki features a single-casting bed in a machine with a complete footprint of 116 x 127 in. The X, Y, and Z axes are capable of travels at 36, 32, and 32 in, respectively, within positing and repeatability accuracy of +/- 0.0004 in. The 50-taper, 6,000 rpm...

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Basque Research Center Begins Work on Cryogenic Machining

Research organization CIC marGUNE has announced a cooperative research line to study cryogenic machining properties. CIC marGUNE, a high-performance manufacturing cooperative research center located in the Basque region of Spain, will work with UPV/EHU (University of the Basque Country), Spanish technology center Tecnalia, and the University of Mondragón to study the process of cryogenic...

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Sandvik Employees Recognized for Toolholding Solution

Three Sandvik employees were awarded a special prize in recognition of their development of an innovative metal cutting solution. Silvia Dahlund, Jenni Zackrisson, and Sakari Ruppi of Seco Tools, a Sandvik business division, received the Wilhelm Haglund Medal for the development of a workholding insert with enhanced coating durability. The oxide-coated inserts preserve tool life longer under more...

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Ohio Tool Shop Opens Precision Machining Institute

Heisler Tool of Willoughby, Ohio, has opened its facilities to create a precision machining school to educate local students about the machining industry. Tim McCord, owner of Heisler Tool, realized the machining skills gap was affecting Lake County, Ohio, and decided to champion educational outreach with the Precision Machining Institute. Based on old lessons and using Heisler facilities, the...

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VIDEO: Terry Wohlers Explains Where the 3D Printing Industry is Headed

At the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo in New York City, IMT Machining Journal's Brian Lane interviewed Terry Wohlers, principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, about the growing interest in 3D printing technology and where the industry is headed. For more information about 3D printing, you can order industry reports and follows blogs at the Wohlers Associates website....

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After First-Quarter Mark, Machining Business Outlook for 2013 Is Guarded

So, four months into the year, how is business for machining companies? Reactions vary, although anecdotal evidence indicates it is generally good, especially for job shops; companies working in robust markets such as medical, automotive, and aerospace; and machinists with niche and specialized capabilities like Swiss machining. Moreover, the reshoring trend, in which manufacturing of precision...

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