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Control for Milling and Turning Machines

November 22, 2014

Heidenhain has released the TNC 640 milling machine control that has optional turning functions. With this control, turning operations can be performed on a milling machine, allowing operators to transition from milling to turning cycles in the same program. The turning operations are...

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Mazatrol SmoothX CNC

Programming, Control, Monitoring System

November 20, 2014

Mazak has introduced Smooth Technology, a process-performance platform for the entire part-production operation, encompassing the programming stage, setup, metal removal operations, automation, machine monitoring, and data collection. Key elements of this technology are built into the...

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Thomas Skinner Open House

December 4, 2014
  • Thomas Skinner Showroom
  • Richmond, BC
  • Please join us for our 2014 Open House - focusing on technology past, present & future Check out the latest industry technology with exciting live CNC Haas and Okuma Machine Tool demonstrations including 5-axis. Attend a supplier seminar with topics including Set-up Reduction, Automation and more. Register by November 27 for a chance to win an iPad Mini!

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    TECHNI Waterjet 25th anniversary

    TECHNI Waterjet Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    November 19, 2014

    Jim Gorzek (left), CIM—Canadian Industrial Machinery’s associate publisher, presented a plaque to Darren Reukers, managing director, TECHNI Waterjet, to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary. The recognition was made at IMTS 2014. Reukers and Glenn Langdon founded the company in...

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    manual plasma cutting and gouging system

    Manual Plasma Cutting and Gouging System

    November 19, 2014

    Victor® Thermal Dynamics® has launched an improved PAK 200i manual plasma cutting and gouging system that delivers 100 percent duty cycle at 200 amps and is capable of hand cutting up to 2¾-in. mild steel. The system can cut 10 IPM on 2-in. carbon steel and will remove up to 25 lbs. of...

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    automatic upcut circular cold saw

    Automatic Upcut Circular Saw

    November 19, 2014

    Scotchman Industries has introduced the GAA-500 90 automatic upcut circular cold saw for cutting nonferrous materials at 90 degrees. This saw’s capacity is 6-in. square and round material. It uses a shuttle feed design with an adjustable vertical and horizontal clamp system to fit almost...

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    Scotchman’s SUP-500 NF

    Cutting up Is No Laughing Matter

    November 18, 2014

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    An upward-trending construction market is calling for more cut-to-length aluminum profiles for the fenestration industry. Shops are creating their own aluminum blanks to feed machining processes. Aluminum components are replacing ferrous parts in a number of industries to reduce the weight...

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    Small-diameter drill

    Drilling Down

    November 18, 2014

    Drill design, including polished flutes and coated tips, can have a positive effect on drilling small-diameter holes.

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    Astes4-Heavy FMS

    FMS for Sorting and Stacking

    November 14, 2014

    SMD Machinery has introduced the Astes4-Sort and Astes4-Heavy FMS for automatic loading of sheet and plate material, as well as organizing the automated sorting, stacking, and identifying of laser- and plasma-cut parts. The system’s software organizes the sorting and stacking autonomously...

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    Fagor Automation CNC

    Autotuning Capability for CNCs

    November 14, 2014

    Fagor Automation has introduced a new technology feature that automatically fine-tunes machine servo performance to maximize CNC machine tool efficiency and performance. Developed as a tool that can be loaded onto the company’s 8065 and 8070 CNC, as well as a PC, the autotuning feature...

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    FlowXpert™ software suite

    Software for Waterjet Cutting Machine

    November 14, 2014

    Flow International Corp. has released an upgrade to its FlowXpert™ software suite. FlowXpert 2015 has new capabilities for 3-D path creation and cutting that allow waterjet users to work more effectively in three dimensions. The software includes Design powered by Spaceclaim, an...

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    OEE Software

    Your Data: Use It or Lose It

    November 11, 2014

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    Machine monitoring creates data that can be tracked and used to improve efficiency.

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    J/E Bearing and Machine

    Bearing Down on Manufacturing

    November 11, 2014

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    Tillsonburg, Ont., machine shop and custom manufacturer thrives thanks to a love of problem solving and new technology.

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    CIM Blog

    The Adventures of Manufacturing Across the Third Dimension

    November 10, 2014

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    In science fiction—both the well-written and the drivel —bad guys quite often appear from another dimension. Doctor Who, the Avengers, and physicist/pilot/rock star Buckaroo Banzai have all had their share of interdimensional enemies. Designers, programmers, and machine operators in...

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    ShopFloorConnect® asset management and OEE software

    Featured at FABTECH 2014: Asset Management Software With Conditional Text Alerts

    October 31, 2014

    Wintriss Controls Group has announced a new capability for its ShopFloorConnect® asset management and OEE software: It now can generate conditional alerts automatically from any machine. Each alert is a custom text or e-mail message that is sent to selected recipients whenever preset...

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