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Y-axis Milling, Drilling, Tapping Attachment

September 24, 2014

Fives has introduced a new Y-axis attachment for the company’s Giddings & Lewis vertical turning centers. The attachment enables off-centerline turning, drilling, milling, and tapping and combines with the existing C-axis head with table and X and Z axes motions. The attachment allows for...

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TDM Systems Adds Parlec as Reseller

September 23, 2014

TDM Systems, Schaumburg, Ill., a manufacturer of tool and production equipment management software, has named Parlec, Fairport, N.Y., as a reseller of its TDM software in North America. Parlec, a tool presetter manufacturer and distributor, focuses on four major product areas: tooling,...

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vertical machining centers

Fadal Returns Under New Ownership

September 23, 2014

Fadal Engineering, Troy, Mich., and Merrill Technologies Group (MTG), a Michigan-based, family-owned manufacturer, have joined forces to launch a new range of Fadal CNC products. “Fadal will manufacture in Michigan and California, and sell globally through a distributor network,” said...

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VDM series of vertical lathes

Vertical Lathes

September 23, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools USA has introduced the VDM series of vertical lathes in seven sizes from 31.5- to 102-in. swing. All machines are constructed with finegrain castings, a massive headstock, heavy machine bed, and wide box ways. The machines are set up for OD/ID turning and feature a vertical...

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Hexagon Acquires Vero Software

September 22, 2014

Hexagon AB, Stockholm, a producer of design, measurement, and visualization technologies, has acquired Vero Software, a CAM software developer. Vero’s software aids the design and manufacturing process with technology for programming and controlling machine tools, addressing the rising...

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Dillon Manufacturing’s pin-location top jaws

Chuck Jaws for Delicate Parts

September 22, 2014

Dillon Manufacturing’s pin-location top jaws were designed to hold small and delicate parts firmly without damaging or marring surfaces. These jaws can be customized to fit individual requests. Two types of jaws are offered: blank (blocks) top jaws in 1018 steel and 6061 aluminum and...

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multiflute solid-carbide end mills

IMTS: Six Days of Intense Manufacturing Interactions

September 19, 2014

Hotel rooms and dinner reservations in Chicago were hard to find during the six days of IMTS 2014. From Sept. 8 through 13, 114,147 registered attendees representing 112 countries filled McCormick Place. More than 1.282 million net square feet of exhibit space was filled with demonstrations,...

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Blum LMT Becomes Blum-Novotest

September 19, 2014

Blum Laser Measuring Technology (Blum LMT Inc.), a fully owned subsidiary of Blum-Novotest GmbH, has changed its name to Blum-Novotest Inc. According to the company, the change was caused by significant expansion of its business activities, which now include product lines beyond those...

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MSX high-speed milling cutter

MSX High-feed Milling Cutter

September 19, 2014

Sumitomo Electric Carbide has released the MSX high-speed milling cutter, which can achieve feed rates of up to 0.055 inch per tooth (IPT). This tool includes a double clamping system to help ensure higher rigidity and accuracy, according to the company. This milling cutter is suitable for...

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Miniflex weld fume control system

Weld Fume Extractor

September 18, 2014

Lincoln Electric has enhanced its next-generation Miniflex weld fume control system. This system, which comes standard with wheels and handle, is made from lightweight, synthetic materials. It offers a dual-filtration system comprising a primary LongLife®-H filter and a HEPA output filter....

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Iscar Partners With Machining Cloud

September 18, 2014

Cutting tool manufacturer Iscar has partnered with Machining Cloud to publish its product data onto the cloud to make it possible for customers to directly feed their CNC programming, machine simulation, and machine tool setup and operations. “Having direct access to the Iscar cutting...

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ERP System With New Menu, New User Experience

September 18, 2014

Global Shop Solutions has released a new version of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Version 2014.1 has new features, new screens, and enhanced customization and personalization capabilities. The system has a new main menu with a graphical interface that, according to the...

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ChatterFree solid- carbide end mills

Solid-carbide End Mills for High-speed / Trochoidal, Finish Milling

September 16, 2014

Iscar has introduced ChatterFree solid- carbide end mills for high-speed/ trochoidal milling and finishing operations. These multiflute end mills have different flute helix angles and variable pitch. The geometry of the different flute helix and the variable pitch help the EC-H…CF line of...

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Sigma Femtosecond laser tube cutting system

Laser Tube Cutting System

September 15, 2014

Miyachi America Corp. has released the Sigma Femtosecond laser tube cutting system. Developed in partnership with laser source provider Jenoptik to expand the company’s cutting capabilities in the medical device industry, the tube cutter is the first of a new family of femto-powered...

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Fagor Automation CNC simulator

CNC Simulator

September 15, 2014

Fagor Automation Corp. now offers a free CNC 8060 simulator that includes an intuitive editor that enables offline programming utilizing software tools designed to ensure trouble-free program creation, the company states. The Interactive Editor allows users to choose the type of operation...

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