Metalworking

The Metalworking technology area includes information about the metal removal process. Details on chipping processes such as milling, turning, and drilling can be found here, as can information on EDM and grinding operations.

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Universal vise paired with pallet

March 21, 2017

Jergens has introduced its 125-mm vise and 96-mm Drop & Lock™ pallet as a combination for VMCs and HMCs. The new multiaxis, low-profile, self-centring vise features a compact footprint for broad use on quick-change pallet systems. The vise is constructed from 4100 series steel and...

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Grinder comes equipped with new control technology

March 20, 2017

Okuma’s new GA26W high-speed, compact grinder is now equipped with the company’s OSP-P300G CNC. This open architecture control runs on a Windows®-based platform and fully integrates the machine, motors, drives, and encoders, allowing for enhanced machine performance and true customization to...

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VMC incorporates AM technology

March 17, 2017

Mazak has released the Variaxis j-600AM (additive manufacturing) vertical machining centre, which is equipped with its Wire Arc-type metal deposition system. This AM system incorporates a standard wire arc-welding head mounted on the machine’s headstock to deposit material layer by layer and grow...

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Photo of drill producing small-diameter, deep holes.

Small Diameter + Deep Hole = Extra Diligence

March 16, 2017 | By Sue Roberts

Drilling small-diameter, deep holes calls for added attention to process details from toolholder to tooling selection to clean coolant.

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3-axis profiling machine creates bores and contours

March 16, 2017

Mitsui Seiki has introduced the PJ812 Precision Profile Center, 3-axis CNC vertical jig mill engineered to perform high-precision contour machining and precise boring of components with critical tolerances. It is suitable for parts for the mould and die, optical, aerospace, and medical industries....

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8 Tips to Beat the Grinder Setup Grind

March 15, 2017

Small changes in setup routines, equipment maintenance, and work flow can make big differences in setup time.

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5-axis milling centre has moving bridge

March 15, 2017

Mecof, a division of ECMO Group, has introduced the Powermill machining centre, a travelling gantry, 5-axis milling centre. It has a moving bridge structure, which permits the loading of large, heavy workpieces on the stationary work table from overhead or from either end of the machine.Users may...

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MM&P Expo Moncton partners with SPARK

March 14, 2017

This year’s Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo (MM&P Expo, www.mmpexpo.com) Moncton is partnering with SPARK, formerly known as the Metal Working Association of New Brunswick (www.sparknb.ca/), to offer attendees even more valuable industry insight. This year’s event takes place at...

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Aerospace Sector Report: A Jetstream of Trends

March 10, 2017 | By Nate Hendley

New manufacturing trends must compete with political developments to make headlines in the Canadian aerospace sector.

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SST Consumables merges with Global EDM Supplies

March 9, 2017

Makino, Mason, Ohio, has merged its SST Consumables division with Global EDM Supplies. The merger is expected to expand the company’s consumables business, provide customers with broader geographic reach, and increase accessibility to experienced technical services and support. “We are very...

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BIG Kaiser introduces cutting data app

March 8, 2017

At last year’s IMTS, BIG Kaiser, Hoffman Estates, Ill., unveiled its first mobile app designed to support boring operations. The app helps operators fine-tune the optimal cutting parameters for their tool assemblies. They also can save the tool adjustment history in the app for future...

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ANCA appoints new sales manager

March 7, 2017

ANCA Machine Tools (AMT), Wixom, Mich., has named Keith Grillot sales manager for Canada and the U.S. He previously held key positions with an Australia-based machinery builder. The company supplies CNC grinding systems for numerous industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, hydraulic,...

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Timken names Canadian managing director

March 6, 2017

The Timken Co., North Canton, Ohio, a provider of bearings and mechanical power transmission products, has appointed Sean Hazelton to managing director for Canada for the company’s process industries and mobile businesses. In this role, he leads the company’s business operations in Canada. He...

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Horizontal machining centre supports flexible mounting of various fixtures

March 2, 2017

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the KIWA-Japan Triple H40 horizontal machining centre with a column traverse structure. The machine can support flexible mounting of various fixtures and rotary tables based on the application.The stationary table design enables long workpieces to be...

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Boring bar incorporates damping system

February 27, 2017

BIG Kaiser has released the Smart Damper boring bar for lathe operations. A heavyweight, strengthened damping mechanism integrated into the toolholder functions as both a dynamic counter and friction damper. It absorbs vibration and eliminates chatter, helping to achieve better machining accuracy,...

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