Click here to watch Tutorial Videos >

CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies Names Bergman as President

CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies has appointed Erik Bergman as President. Bergman is responsible for continuing to build a nationwide distributor network for the company's extensive line of Ganro and TJR rotary tables and indexers, CNC Indexing's own high pressure coolant units, and TRACER bar feeders and loaders. He will work closely with leading machine tool OEMs, industrial distributors and machine tool dealers to grow sales and market share. Bergman has an extensive background in both the machine tool and accessories sectors and ...

read more


Tilt-Spindle 5-Axis HMC in a Compact Footprint

Mitsui Seiki's HU100-TS 100 tilt-spindle 5-axis horizontal machining center (HMC) is designed to provide high rigidity and accuracy when machining tough materials such as titanium and Inconel that are common in aerospace, power generation and other high-value applications. It is engineered to machine large, hard-metal workpieces that are better suited for tilt-spindle processing than trunnion table operations. The machine's fixed table and tilting head arrangement facilitates production of heavier and larger parts and can permit use of shorter,...

read more


A Chucking System with No Air Tubes or Hoses

As a designer and manufacturer of precision workholding chucks, one of Northfield Precision Instrument Corporation's specialties is mounting air chucks to rotary tables and pallets. Northfield's engineering team has developed a new chucking system that requires no air tubes or hoses. This Pressure-Lok air chuck is charged with air by a special handle and holds air pressure for over two weeks. These chucks can be mounted to rotary tables with no through-hole, tombstones, pallets, transfer systems, etc. "The Pressure-Lok air chuck is useful ...

read more


Machine Engineering Helps Harness the Wind

"Harnessing the wind has become an important source for energy," said a Starrag spokesperson. "Wind energy generated 7.2% of electricity in the United States in 2019 and supports more than 120,000 jobs." The spokesperson continued, "The 280 ft. tall wind turbines, which have three blades each measuring 120 ft., require machines with a similarly impressive scale. Starrag solutions-including Heckert with its Large Athletic Series, Berthiez RVU vertical grinding machines and Dörries vertical lathes-are ideal for pa...

read more


Precision Components Take F-35 Military Fighting Jets to Incredible Heights

Stealth and supersonic. These are two attributes of the most dominant and complex military combat fighter jet in the world, the F-35 Lightning produced by Lockheed Martin. "These words also describe the ultra-precise capabilities of Starrag's manufacturing machines, with more than 60 installations involved in the creation of each F-35 Lightning jet," said a company spokesperson. The spokesperson continued, "It takes a single pilot to maneuver the $100 million jet, but it takes thousands of Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) partners ...

read more


VMCs Built for Rigidity, Precision and Speed

"Designed and built based on extensive customer research, the new generation Romi D Series vertical machining centers (VMCs) offer users higher productivity, robustness and precision. Like all Romi machine tools, they are built with Romi made monoblock cast iron beds that absorb vibration and allow consistent production of highly precise parts," said a company spokesperson. In the USA, Romi offers three models, the D 800, the D 1000 and the D 1250. All three are equipped with big-bore 40-taper direct drive spindles with speeds of ...

read more