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Brass Machining Optimizations Save Job Shop Time and Money

With the help of TechSolve Inc., Nolte Precise Manufacturing Inc. optimized a brass part and saved $22,000 while opening up significant extra production time.
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Absolute Machine Tools Wins Third Consecutive PMPA Award

Absolute Machine Tools has won the PMPA Technical Member Participation Award for the third year running, recognizing the company’s dedication to leadership in conferences and PMPA itself.

TCI Precision Metals Expands Machine-Ready Blank Offerings

TCI Precision Metals now offers both round and square precision machine-ready blanks, converting the blanks from raw round stock.

DP Technology Optimizes ESPRIT for Willemin-Macodel

DP Technology has worked with Willemin-Macodel to optimize the ESPRIT CAM software for Willemin-Macodel’s complex mill-turn machines.

Sumitomo Offers Expansive, Consumer-Friendly Catalog

Sumitomo’s new 21-22 General Catalog includes customer-oriented information on the company’s largest batch of new products since it opened a USA branch in 1979.

Tackling the Aerospace Supplier’s Dilemma: Scalability

Automation and robotics can go a long way toward increasing capacity and growing a business dedicated to aerospace manufacturing. But Trinity Precision has learned that refining the indirect and unseen aspects of its operations can be just as valuable.

Swiss-Types Offer Advantages Beyond Watchmaking

CNC sliding headstock lathes are becoming more popular among traditional machine shops for their multitasking capabilities, some offering B-axis milling spindles.

Doosan Puma SMX5100L Turn-Mill Has More Chuck Sizes

The Doosan Puma SMX5100L is a twin-spindle, multi-tasking turn-mill center designed to complete complex parts in a single setup, with chuck sizes available in 15, 18 and 21 inches.

Multitasking Machining Equipment: Now the New Normal

Equipment that can turn, mill and more is quickly becoming the standard in metalworking technology. These machines can produce increasingly complex parts in a single setup yet are easier operate than ever before.

Tsugami Enhances B-Axis Swiss-Type Lathe with Larger Linear Guides

IMTS Spark: Tsugami/Rem Sales announces enhancements to the Tsugami SS327-III-5AX, a 32-mm, B-Axis, chucker-convertible Swiss-type CNC lathe.
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Ibarmia's ZVH 55 L2200 Enables Horizontal, Vertical Turning, Milling

IMTS Spark: The ZVH 55/L2200 multitasking turning and milling machine from Ibarmia with fixed table and moving column architecture is designed for a variety of work.
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Doosan's Puma SMX5100L Turn-Mill Offers Greater Working Area

IMTS Spark: Doosan Machine Tools’ Puma SMX5100L twin-spindle, multitasking turn-mill, is the largest machine in the Puma SMX series.
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Starrag's STC-MTV Five-Axis Mill-Turns Specialize in Hard Metal Machining

IMTS Spark: Starrag’s STC-MTV five-axis multitasking HMCs are designed for hard metal machining in such sectors as aerospace and oil and gas.
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Standardizing on the Mazak Brand Eases Shop’s Training Process

Choosing a single brand of machine tools enables Ketchie Inc.’s operators to be self-sufficient. They can quickly learn to set up and program virtually any machine in the shop.
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CNC Machining as a Business Strategy for 3D Printing

As the additive manufacturing company 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing prepares for production, it has one critical advantage over the competition: a standalone CNC machine shop.

Citizen M532 VIII Swiss-Style Lathe Capable of 38-mm Capacity

The M532 VIII is the newest version of the Citizen Cincom M-series turret-style Swiss-type turning center.

Nakamura-Tome JX-250 Multitasking Turn-Mill Provides Large Work Area

The Nakamura-Tome JX-250 multitasking turning center from Methods Machine Tools provides a large work area for milling and turning of complex parts.

Soraluce FS 16000 Multitasking Machine Handles Large, Complex Workpieces

The modular Soraluce FS 16000 multitasking machine, distributed by Select Machining Technologies, is designed for large, complex workpieces.

At Purdue University, Emergency Production of PPE and Ventilator Fittings

After campus had largely shut down, several labs and departments at the venerated engineering school organized with local hospitals to manufacture critical parts needed to fight the coronavirus.
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Manufacturing Association Aids Shop’s Pivot to Ventilator Parts

After reaching out to the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association, a shop that typically serves oil and gas and heavy industry was able to quickly fill an order for ventilator parts.
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Seco's QC Toolholder Increases Swiss-Type Insert Indexing Efficiency

Seco’s modular QC (Quick-Change) toolholders for Swiss-type machining is designed to enable fast, easy and repeatable insert indexing and tool changes.

Rotary Broaching: Making Hard Materials Look Easy

Rotary broaches manufactured with a proprietary hardening process can cut material as hard as 50 HRC with minimal tool wear, improving the production process for medical screws and other components.