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5-Axis VMC Automation Solution

Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. has launched the MX-520 PC4, a four-pallet automated version of the MX-520 single table 5-axis vertical machining center (VMC) model. The MX-520 PC4 5-axis VMC was designed in response to customer demand seeking a Matsuura automation solution for the MX-520 5-axis VMC. The MX-520 PC4 is equipped with 90 tools and an installed Universal Robot Interface to maximize the automation potential of this addition to Matsuura's 5-axis range. "Offering ease of use and reliable 5-axis machining, the MX series deli...

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+proFace for Work Safety

pj-development offers the patent pending +proFace for standard compressed air and liquid blow guns, an add-on safety feature to protect the machine operator from swarf chips and coolant splash. Patrick Jungenblut, CEO of pj-development, said, "With +proFace, we have developed an effective protection right at the source of hazard. I am confident that the operator will feel better protected and recognize the advantages with the first use. The +proface can protect while using pressured medium for especially clean and cool manufactured part...

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Vturn-NP16 Cell with Gantry Robot

Fortune offers a new compact cell featuring two Vturn-NP16 turning lathes along with a gantry robot, FANUC Oi-TF and 10.4" display + MGi as standard. Vturn-NP16 features include: 59" machine width 9.84" turning length 6" chuck (opt. 8") 1.65" bar capacity (opt. 2") Servo turret One-piece slant bed Rear/right chip disposal Ready for unmanned operation High rapid feedrate (X/Z axis): 1,181/1,181 IPM High-speed spindle: 6,000 RPM Higher power spindle: 7/10/15 HP (...

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5-Axis Machining Center Cuts Machining Time in Half

CHIRON offers its new vertical twin-spindle 5-axis machining center, DZ08 FX Precision+, which includes contact-free linear direct drives in the X-,Y- and Z-axes. These drives bring the spindles to optimum feedrates faster and permit increased traverse rates. Compared to the previous model, this machining center is designed to produce aluminum components 20-50% faster. The Chiron Series 08 machining centers offer a customizable modular design. Direct path measuring systems in all axes maximize precision. The DZ08 FX Precision+ has two 14 ...

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High Speed VMC for Graphite

Hwacheon Machinery America, Inc.'s new Hi-M G1 vertical machining center (VMC) is specially designed to cut graphite. Its quick and precise performance makes it suitable for dry cutting graphite electrode material used in aluminum die-cast work. The rigid yet compact structure, with a design based on 3D/FEM analysis and wide LM guides for X/Y/Z axes, provide accuracy. For high-speed operation, the 24,000 RPM spindle is integrated with a high power motor, and without any parts to transfer power between the motor and spindle. This design minim...

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ATEK Metal Technologies Expands Capabilities in Northeastern Iowa

ATEK Metal Technologies, a permanent mold foundry, is expanding its capabilities to keep up with demand. ATEK ships thousands of aluminum castings each day from its plant in New Hampton, IA, and has recently completed an expansion of its metal casting, heat treatment and finished machining capabilities. "We added 40% to our low pressure permanent mold casting capacity to keep up with our accelerating growth," said Tom Christie, President of ATEK Metal Technologies. "We also have added state-of-the-art precision machining capab...

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