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E5x turret punch press

Flexible Automation

April 22, 2014

Prima Power’s Compact Express load/unload system adds unmanned operation to the company’s E5x turret punch press. The unit’s loading/unloading system uses the space above and below the machine to reduce the total footprint needed. Several combinations of automatic and manual loading...

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Iscar groove milling cutters

Slotting and Grooving Cutters

April 16, 2014

Iscar has released the SD-SP15 family of narrow slotting and groove milling cutters, featuring 32-mm-dia. milling heads. These tools have eight teeth from 2 to 6 mm wide for maximum DOC up to 8 mm. The new cutters consist of interchangeable solid-carbide T-slot milling heads and...

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CAD/CAM Software

March 31, 2014

Vero Software, Ltd. has introduced Radan 2014 CAD/CAM software. According to the manufacturer, simulation and time calculation have improved by moving away from NC verification to the area where sequences are defined. Enhancements to 3-D Workflow have reduced the time required to get parts...

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Cutting Fluid for Difficult Machining Applications

March 30, 2014

QualiChem has expanded the Xtreme Cut family of water-based metalworking fluids with the introduction of Xtreme Cut 292 for difficult-to-machine alloys such as titanium, INCONEL ® alloys, and stainless steels. New lubrication technology in the fluid improves cycle times and tool life,...

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Abrasive Belts

March 29, 2014

3M™ Cubitron™ II 947A abrasive belts are designed for low- to medium- pressure applications. The company states that the belts are flexible for use in operations using backstand, file belt, inline, and stroke sanders. A variety of grades and constructions are available, and they include...

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Pull-type Vise

March 29, 2014

Kurt Workholding’s HD690 is a pulltype vise with a 9-in. jaw opening for clamping larger parts with minimal stationary jaw deflection. It combines the company’s AngLock ® design with a new pull-type design, which reduces stress in the vise body under load, resulting in more accurate...

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Grades for Steel Turning and Cast Iron Milling

March 28, 2014

Sandvik Coromant has introduced two new grades. GC4315 is suitable for steel turning, and GC3330 is for milling cast iron materials. Both feature Inveio™, a unidirectional crystal orientation that, according to the company, makes them more predictable and extends tool life. Normal crystal...

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CNC Plasma cutting machine

CNC Plasma Cutting Machine

March 25, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has introduced the Monograph Extreme CNC plasma cutter, which features a unitized downdraft table that has a compact perimeter and a deep design to help maximize fume extraction. The cutting machine can be equipped with a conventional plasma system, as well as an...

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Grades for Exotics and Stainless Steel

March 24, 2014

Sumitomo Electric Carbide has released the ACM200 and ACM300 insert grades for exotics and stainless steel material milling. The ACM200, which is a CVD grade, offers excellent wear and heat resistance and is suitable for hardened material milling. The ACM300, which is a PVD grade, features...

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Hydraulic Ironworker

Fabmaster Hydraulic Ironworker

March 21, 2014

Fabmaster has released the IW-66B hydraulic ironworker, a vertical-slide machine that can use all kinds of special tooling and includes a bending station. All five stations—punching, bending, angle shearing, flat-plate shearing, and rod shearing—operate in a straight vertical fashion....

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EDM Linear-shaft motor

Wire EDM With Linear-shaft Motor

March 18, 2014

The AccuteX AL560SA wire EDM features a high-speed linear-shaft motor, which creates no backlash or lost motion, enabling linear and circular interpolation, the company states. This type of motor also creates no guideway friction, and therefore no wear, helping to ensure maintenance- free...

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Cloud-based Application for Manufacturing Sector

March 18, 2014

KeyedIn™ Solutions has launched a new, enhanced version of Keyed- In Manufacturing, its 100 percent cloud-based application designed for the manufacturing sector. New features include enhanced reporting functionality, serial tracking, lot tracking, and backflushing labor and materials....

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CNC PLC operator panel

Compact-class Numerical Control

March 18, 2014

Siemens Drive Technologies has released the Sinumerik 828D for compact-class machine tools. Designed to address the needs of complex turning and milling machines in job shops, the new control combines CNC, PLC, operator panel, and axis control for six CNC measurement circuits in a single...

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Integrated Robotic Plasma Cutting Cell

March 18, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has partnered with robot manufacturer Kuka and automation manufacturing company Arc Specialties to design and develop a robotic plasma cutting cell. It features robotic cutting software that helps ensure accurate cuts, creates true bevel angles, compensates...

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plasma cutting and marking system

Plasma Cutting/Marking System

March 17, 2014

Burny Kaliburn, a Lincoln Electric company, offers the Spirit® II plasma cutting and marking system. It features FineLine™ high-definition plasma cutting technology and achieves minimal part taper over the life of an electrode, the manufacturer says. The 150-amp model can pierce most...

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