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Support Manufacturing with Your End-of-the-Year Contributions

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IMTS Spark Launches MoldMaking Technology Series

For more than 20 years, MoldMaking Technology has been addressing the complete lifecycle of the manufacture and maintenance of a mold—now, IMTS spark will be presenting some of the industry’s hot topics, trend and challenges live on its digital platform.

Sister brand Modern Machine Shop Announces 2020 Top Shops Honorees

The annual benchmarking program identifies best practices at best-in-class manufacturing facilities.

IMTS Network Offers Daily Original Programming

IMTS Network, a digital channel that will broadcast orgininal content live on the IMTS website, will run September 14 through 18.

Allied Machine & Engineering's T-A Pro Drill Enables Higher Cutting Speeds

IMTS Spark: Allied Machine and Engineering’s T-A Pro drill combines material-specific insert geometries, a redesigned drill body and a coolant-through system to enable penetration rates which run at higher speeds.

Bourn & Koch Vertical Cylindrical Grinder Also Mills, Turns

IMTS Spark: Bourn & Koch’s MT³ is a multifunctional machine tool platform capable of performing grinding, milling, turning and drilling/tapping operations in one setup.

Acu-Rite Turnpwr Control Improves Two-Axis Turning Productivity

IMTS Spark: Turnpwr, a control system from Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand, is designed for two-axis lathe machinists where manual and automated operation are needed.

Zünd's Single-, Dual-Beam Routers Allow for Numerous Automation Options

IMTS Spark: Zünd offers the G3/S3 and dual-beam D3 cutting systems for custom routing and prototyping in composites and technical textiles, gasket materials, foams, plastics and other rigid and flexible materials.

Western Gage's Micro IIi Readout Measures Tapered IDs, ODs

IMTS Spark: Western Gage’s Micro IIi air gage readout provides fast and accurate measurements of tapered internal and external diameters.

Waldmann's Linura-Edge Lighting Displays Machine, Process Status

IMTS Spark: Waldmann Lighting’s Linura-Edge is designed specifically to work inside or outside machines with less volatile environmental conditions (IP54).

Vollmer's VGrind 340S Grinds, Resharpens Very Small Carbide Tools

IMTS Spark: Vollmer’s VGrind 340S grinding machine is designed for producing and resharpening small, rotationally symmetrical carbide tools.

Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle Enables Longer Unattended 3D Printing

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle 3D printer includes a material station and air manager for automated material handling, optimized air filtration and filament humidity control.

TST Tooling Software Technology Offers ERP Software for Moldmakers

IMTS Spark: TSTracker is an enterprise and resource planning software designed to streamline shopfloor processes and enable job tracking.

Techniks' Triton Hydraulic Chucks Provide Increased Toolholding Power

IMTS Spark: Techniks has expanded its line of hydraulic tool holders with the Triton line of hydraulic chucks.

Takumi H10 Double-Column Machining Center Features 15,000-rpm Spindle

IMTS Spark: The Takumi H10 double-column machining center features a 15,000-rpm inline spindle with a Big Plus Cat 40 taper.

Sensofar Metrology S Wide Optical Gage Performs One-Shot Height Measurement

IMTS Spark: Sensofar Metrology’s S Wide non-contact 3D optical gage is designed for micro-scale measurement of large areas with advanced inspection and analysis capabilities.

Rocklin's FlyMarker Mini 85-45 Plus Offers Large Marking Area

IMTS Spark: Rocklin’s handheld FlyMarker Mini 85/45 Plus dot peen marker builds on the strengths of previous models with its large marking area and deep marking power.

Xenoil's XenoWax Manufactured From Recycled Material

IMTS Spark: XenoWax, manufactured by Xenoil, is a machining wax that uses 40% recycled plastic purchased from DEP-certified partners

Polytec's Micro-View 3D Profilers Measure Surfaces of Various Materials

IMTS Spark: Polytec has added the Micro-View and Micro-View+ to its TopMap family of 3D optical profilers, designed to measure roughness, texture, waviness, step heights and other surface parameters.

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.

Roid Robot Arms Built for Okuma Machines

IMTS Spark: Okuma America’s Roid-series robots are designed specifically to integrate with the company’s own machine tools.

Mitutoyo MiScan Measures Micro-Forms

IMTS Spark: Mitutoyo America’s MiScan offers vision and coordinate measuring capabilities, including a micro-form scanning probe, the MPP-Nano.

Sugino's Cavitation Waterjet Process Offers Shot Peening Alternative

IMTS Spark: Sugino debuts its new cavitation watejet peening technology.

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