Where More Flutes Make Sense
A tool with many flutes can be effective for achieving a productive metal removal rate in titanium, where speed and chip load are constrained.
MAG Funds Composites Institute
Philadelphia University and machine tool builder MAG (New York, New York) are establishing a new institute for research and development of new textile-based composites that could have wide application in the aerospace, automotive, energy and other industries. The Philadelphia University MAG Composites Institute will be funded in part by $1.1 million from MAG.
The 400° Difference
Cryogenic machining achieves dramatic tool life gains not by flooding the cut, but by refrigerating the tool.
Factory Monitoring Software
The Freedom eWARE software suite from Mag’s e-tekx software group is an all-encompassing manufacturing data reporting platform designed to provide performance, utilization and availability feedback from any industrial asset on the plant floor.
MAG Integrates Turning, Hobbing Operations
Machine tool builder MAG says a recent acquisition will expand its range of technology offerings and enable gear manufacturing customers to realize savings in cycle time, setup and part handling.
Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...
Big Bore Lathe
The VDF 800 DUS Big Bore CNC lathe is engineered for energy-industry work with 14" (365-mm) spindle diameter, 32" (820-mm) swing over the bed, 17,600 lb (8,000 kg) part capacity, and 4,500 lb (20 kN) Z-axis cutting force.
MAG Takes Orders for Major Aerospace Programs
MAG Industrial Automation Systems (Erlanger, Kentucky) has received a $7 million order from Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, Maryland) for two six-axis, CNC-controlled AutoDrill systems for use at the aerospace manufacturer’s Marietta, Georgia Plant.
MAG Powers up on Green Energy
MAG Industrial Automation Systems (Erlanger, Kentucky) announces the formation of a new Renewable Energy Business unit to design and build automated manufacturing systems for solar panels and wind turbine components.The new business’ operations, based in Hebron, Kentucky and Schaffhausen, Switzerland, are headed by Joe Jones in the Americas and Dr.