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Toolholders Focus on Small Parts Machining

Sumitomo Electric Carbide's new series of toolholders are designed to operate during high-precision, small parts machining. The MESI Chipbreakers series of toolholding solutions are designed with a 15 deg nose and an 8 deg main edge to implement a low cutting force during Swiss machining applications. The low-wear design also lengthens tool life during titanium machining. The Chipbreakers,...

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Kennametal Teams With Haimer to Distribute Toolholding Solution

Kennametal has selected the German company Haimer GmbH to supply its new toolholding solutions. Haimer will supply the KM4X spindle connection via its global market network to customers who need the rigid toolholding solution for advanced manufacturing applications, Kennametal said in announcing the agreement. The KM4X spindle connection is designed to improve upon the strong functionality of its...

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Q&A With Mark Cola, CEO Of 3D Printing R&D Company Sigma Labs Inc.

This Question and Answer presentation may contain forward-looking statements as defined by federal and state securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, expectations, intentions, projections, developments, future events, performance or products, underlying assumptions and other statements which are other than statements of...

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Engineering & Design

Filament Filter Removes Suspended Solids from Cooling Water

Cooling tower water is normally filtered through a bed of granular material such as sand or anthracite to remove suspended solids. An alternative solution on offer from Japanese company Organo Corp. comprises bundles of polyester filaments in a column that reportedly can handle three to 10 times the flow rate of a conventional sand filter. When water is passed downwards, the polyester fibers are...

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Technology Recovers Nutrients from Municipal Wastewater and Runoff

The city of Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Canada, and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. have launched Canada's first commercial facility that recovers phosphorus and nitrogen from wastewater at the Saskatoon Wastewater Treatment Plant for making fertilizer. Chemical fertilizers have done a great deal to help increase agricultural productivity, replenishing nutrients that had been depleted...

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AMT: It's Time to Dig Deeper

Manufacturing is still rolling along, making modest advances and continuing an expansion that is moving into its fifth year, while general business and economic indicators are good. The Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Managers Index is sitting on the expansion side, and while interest rates have moved a tad upward in recent weeks, they are still at very reasonable levels and allowing...

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New Vise Tightens Grip on 5-Axis Machining

Machine shops that work with small workpieces have a new method for secure clamping and minimizing material loss. The SinterGrip vise jaw, distributed by Lexair Inc. of Lexington, Ky., features rows of triangular carbide inserts with serrated edges that firmly clamp a workpiece with only 3.5 mm of penetration. Developed by OML, a European specialist in workholding technology, the patented...

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Mazak Welcomes Workholding Partner to VIP Program

Mazak Corp. has welcomed Kurt Manufacturing Co. of Minneapolis into its Value Inspired Partner (VIP) collaboration program. Mazak's VIP program is an R&D collaboration that partners Mazak with companies producing complementary technology. Mazak and its VIP partners work together to develop innovative products and services, such as training opportunities, for Mazak customers. Kurt's...

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MTConnect Institute Seeks to Attract Software Developers

The MTConnect Institute is launching an effort to encourage software designers outside of the manufacturing sector to start developing applications for the industry standard. MTConnect is an industry standard protocol that allows machine tools of different brands to operate on a shared network. Users can also easily log machine operation data in a standardized file format, further optimizing...

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Engineering & Design

Carotek, Major Process Suppliers to Stage Annual Learning Summit in N.C.

Carotek Inc., the process systems integrator based in Matthews, N.C., will hold its fourth annual Process Solutions Summit on Sept. 25 and 26, in partnership with Endress+Hauser. The event, which is free to attendees, is a deep dive into pump, valve, process control, and instrumentation innovations and best practices, providing hands-on labs, concurrent technical forums, live demos, and product...

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