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Grinders with Next-Gen Control

Chevalier Machinery has introduced the newly designed SMART-IV Series of CNC surface grinders that are suitable for the medical, energy, semiconductor, aerospace, mold and processing industries. "With six machine sizes available, this series is capable of producing complicated shapes along with finer finishes, resulting in highly accurate workpieces," said a company spokesperson. "The heavy-duty slide rails, one-piece base casting and hardened wheel head guideways create a rigid machine structure that minimizes vibration, mov...

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Steel Toes and Stilettos

"Steel Toes and Stilettos" is a book that follows the transformation of a traditionally run batch operation to a Lean enterprise while detailing the professional challenges and triumphs over the three-year process. The book is authored by Kathy Miller, a senior operations executive who has held numerous global vice president and director roles in manufacturing and Lean enterprise leadership, and Shannon Karels, a senior operations manager who has led multiple Lean transformations. The book provides techniques for improving resu...

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Gear Solutions for E-Mobility

E-mobility is changing the entire drivetrain in cars, which also changes the demands made of gear components. One of the most important topics is the reduction of noise emissions from the drivetrain while driving. In order to minimize installation space, many parts of the gearbox are manufactured using a lightweight or compact design. At the same time, gear components must become increasingly robust and long-lasting in order to withstand the considerable stress caused by the higher engine RPM. This results in high quality demands on the too...

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Fabricator Adds FINISHLINE to Shop Capabilities

Penn Sheet Metal, a Pennsylvania based sheet metal company, has added a FINISHLINE finishing and deburring machine to improve its secondary processing. This all-in-one finishing and deburring machine specializes in deburring, graining, surface polishing, oxide and slag removal and edge rounding. Penn Sheet Metal provides roofing and construction, wall systems and manufacturing and cutting services to companies all over the United States. Its wide variety of customer needs led them to seek out a way to create uniform, repeatable products for...

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6-Axis Universal Machining Center

The SORALUCE TA-D 25 a 6-axis universal machining center is available with a 49" x 49" full contouring integrated B-axis rotary table, allowing for a maximum part swing of 82" with maximum load capacity of 17,600 lbs. The SORALUCE TA-D 25 is part of Soraluce's Compact Product Line of bed type universal machining centers and offers 98" in the X-axis travel, 47" in the Y-axis and 59" in the Z-axis. The TA-D 25's table allows for high-precision 4-axes simultaneous and continuous machining with continuous posit...

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Standard Insert Grades Optimize Steel Turning

With common steel turning operations in mind, CERATIZIT has introduced three new standard coated-carbide ISO-P steel insert grades that provide up to 20% longer tool life when compared to previous generation grades. "The new inserts are highly engineered for increased productivity and feature advanced substrates, geometries and CERATIZIT's innovative Dragonskin multilayer coating for lower heat and less tool wear," said a company spokesperson. To prevent insert waste and easily detect wear, the gold-colored TiN outer layer of ...

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