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EMAG's Dual-Spindle Vertical Grinding Center Speeds Up Production

EMAG's new VLC 100 G Vertical Grinding Center is focused on producing large quantity components in short cycle times for the automotive industry. In order to produce large batch components quickly, the VLC 100 G incorporates diverse elements to streamline production and function easily. The VGC is focused on small chucked components with a maximum diameter of 100 mm, such as gearwheels, planetary...

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SME Calls for Speakers for Additive Manufacturing Event

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has announced a call for presentation abstracts for an additive manufacturing solutions event in Pennsylvania next year that it will help sponsor. The RAPID Additive Manufacturing Solutions Conference and Exposition will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Penn., June 10-13, 2013. The event hosts additive manufacturing...

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Sandvik Coromant Introduces Two New Reamers

Sandvik Coromant has launched the CoroReamer 435 and CoroReamer 835. The cutting tool supplier, based in Fair Lawn, N.J., says the solid carbide reamers are aimed at applications requiring high surface finish. Their geometries and internal cooling are said to yield high-quality hole making. The CoroReamer 435 is suited for a wide range of materials, while the CoroReamer 835 is designed for...

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Hardinge Releases Another "Super-Precision" Turning Center

Hardinge has this year released a new addition to its line of T-Series Super-Precision turning centers, the T-51 MSY SP. The CNC lathe falls under the Super Precision brand name due to its ability with high-precision surface finishes, part roundness and size control. It also focuses on providing the most popular features and easy tool changeover, while taking up minimal floor space. "Extended...

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Siemens System Improves Machine Tool Accuracy by 80 Percent

Siemens has released a new compensation method to improve machine tool accuracy by 75 to 80 percent, Design News reports. The Volumetric Compensation System (VCS) considers both linear and rotational errors in a cutting path geometry and properly aligns the tool to avoid inaccuracies. The company claims that the VCS factors in 21 different linear and rotational parameters to ensure tool accuracy,...

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Seeking a Fiscal Cliff Grand Bargain

Although lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Washington are actively campaigning to promote their versions of a solution to the impending fiscal cliff, we have yet to witness real progress toward a solution. The general consensus seems to be that the White House favors maintaining middle class tax cuts while raising taxes on those earning more than $250,000 per year. The Republican position,...

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USMTO: October Equipment Orders Down, but 2012 Numbers Still Strong

October manufacturing technology orders revealed a steep decline of 31.3 percent from September orders, according to the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report from the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) released this month. The drop from September was expected by many. September's manufacturing technology orders of $667.47 million represented a high matched only...

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Toolholding and Workholding Equipment Answers Rigidity and Time Challenges

Speed and accuracy: When it comes to machining, you can't have one without the other and be competitive. This is especially true now that more shops are cutting and drilling alloys, titanium and other hard metals in applications ranging from aerospace components to medical devices. These materials generate high cutting forces and vibrations in cutting tools that affect machining accuracy and...

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FANUC Named a Top Innovator for 2012

Japan-based FANUC Corp., the global supplier of CNC machines, automation equipment and services, and robotics, has been named a top innovator in 2012 by both Forbes and Thomson Reuters. The company was similarly recognized in 2011. Forbes ranked FANUC number 43 on its list of The World's Most Innovative Companies, up two places from the 2011 list, noting its Factory Automation, Robot and Robot...

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Sandvik Coromant Donates Tools, Assistance to Veterans Organization

Cutting tool manufacturer Sandvik Coromant has made a grant of cutting tools to Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit organization providing job training and certification to veterans. The grant, worth $40,000, includes cutting tools manufactured in Sandvik's New Jersey production facility and technical and application support from the company's Cypress Productivity Center in California. As we've...

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