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Mills and Lathes with CNC Technology Increase Productivity

Southwestern Industries will exhibit its Trak line of mills and lathes featuring the company’s ProtoTrak conversational CNC language, designed to reduce time-consuming machine setups and enable less-skilled machinists to do higher-level work.


Five-Axis VMC Provides Stable Design, Error-Compensating Technologies

Okuma’s MU-4000V vertical machining center is designed for five-axis multi-sided machining applications in the aerospace and die/mold industries.


Stainless Steel Can Be Heat-Treated to 50-53 HRC

International Mold Steel will introduce S-Star-A, a 420 stainless steel in the annealed condition that can be heat-treated to hardness of 50-53 HRC and will be stocked in plate form to 6" thick.


VMC’s Enclosure System Aids Machining of Large, Difficult Workpieces

Breton SpA offers its Matrix 1000 Dynamic gantry-type vertical machining center with axis strokes measuring 3,000 × 6,000 × 1,000 mm.


Process Quickly Pre-Squares Steel Blocks

Diehl Tool Steel says its Accu-Square process enables it to custom-machine steel blocks and plates with speed and accuracy to customers’ specific size tolerances.


VMC’s Double Column Design Benefits Surface Finish

Braun Machinery will exhibit the Takumi H10, a vertical machining center equipped with a FANUC 31i series control that is designed specifically for the die/mold industry.


Variety of Angle Heads Enable Higher Tool RPM

Koma Precision offers custom-designed angle heads by Alberti, including fixed angle heads, offset angle heads, multiple-output heads and long-reach angle heads.


Multitasking Gantry Center Performs Five-Sided Milling, Turning, Laser Hardening

Fermat introduces a five-axis, multitasking gantry center with a fixed table and a movable column combining drilling, milling, turning, grinding and laser hardening operations.


Rigid VMC Construction Supports Five-, 4+1-Axis Operations

Chevalier’s QP5X-400, a 40-taper, high-speed VMC, offers five-axis simultaneous or 4+1-axis operation, providing accuracy and productivity for such industries as aerospace, medical and moldmaking.


Haas Expands its Line of Drill/Tap/Mill Centers

Haas has now expanded its machining center line with a pair of high-speed, lean-style machining centers.


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