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Light-Cutting Geometries for Radius Inserts

New insert geometries extend the list of suitable applications for the versatile CoroMill 331 milling cutter from Sandvik Coromant. The latest additions to the portfolio comprise two new light-cutting, periphery-ground geometries for radius inserts to suit applications in the automotive and aerospace sectors. Introduced for CoroMill 331, -M30 geometry is designed to optimize the groove milling of steel and cast iron automotive parts. Available for size 11 inserts with radius dimensions from 1.5 mm to 3.0 mm (0.059" to 0.118"), -M3...

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Software Enhancements Increases Efficiency, Broadens Industry Reach

Hitachi Solutions America, a provider of global industry solutions powered by the Microsoft Cloud, offers version 2.0 of the IoT Service Hub. Version 2.0 includes new efficiencies designed to strengthen the turn-key IoT platform's real-time monitoring, rules-based analytics and autonomous decision-making capabilities. The new functionality also widens the range of industries supported and products that can be integrated into the solution. Hitachi Solutions IoT Service Hub 2.0 features include: More efficiently build, deploy and supp...

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Double Column Surface Grinding Machine

The Okamoto ACC-32-80CHiQ Surface Double Column Grinder is designed for high precision grinding of large components. It is designed to deliver both the high accuracy and high efficiency needed for demanding mold and die base production applications. Ultra-rigid double column design and construction stands up to prolonged heavy-duty grinding conditions. Double V table way construction offers continued peak accuracy. "With all its capacity, this grinder has a surprisingly small footprint saving valuable shop floor space," said a company...

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Deep Part Marking Capabilities Expanded

Marking hard materials with a deep mark is vitally important to manufacturers in many industries today. Processes like painting, plating, heat-treating and subsequent machining can make shallow marks disappear, and in a manufacturing environment that requires absolute traceability, the right marking process must be applied. "Columbia Marking Tools, Inc. has pioneered the application development of many of the marking processes used in manufacturing today, including enhanced versions of dot-peen marking, low-stress dot-peen marking, imp...

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Comprehensive Digital Support

iXworld, the cloud-based platform developed by INDEX, offers users digital support for their entire process chains - from gathering information prior to the purchase of a machine, to analyzing and optimizing operation of the machine, all the way to procuring service and spare parts. Earlier this year, INDEX presented new applications that help to improve processes and cost-effectiveness. In a sense, the iXworld digital platform is the link between the digital INDEX world and a wide range of customer processes. "It aims to simplify hand...

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Matsuura USA Expands Personnel

Matsuura Machinery USA has announced the expansion of the company's St. Paul, MN, workforce. In recent months, Matsuura has expanded its sales and service departments, in addition to enlarging the staff of the Matsuura USA LUMEX Additive Manufacturing Center. Matsuura USA Sales Dan Pierce has joined the Matsuura USA Sales Team as Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Pierce, located in Tampa, FL, manages Matsuura Machinery USA Inc.'s Southeastern Region. "Dan brings more than 25 years of industry experience in developing key ...

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