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Roughing and Finishing on One Highly Accurate Machine

Precision mold builder finds machine tool with versatility, large work envelope, excellent finishing capabilities, and enough horsepower to take on roughing jobs.

High-Performance Alloys for Plastic Injection and Blow Molding

Materion Performance Alloys introduces its tailorable MoldMax alloys which impart strength and wear resistance similar to tool steels, but with ten times more thermal conductivity.

Vented Ejector Pins Targets More Efficient Gas Removal for Molds

Next Chapter Manufacturing presents its 3D-printed NXC vented ejector pins which offers an integrated porous core to enable gas to pass through the face of the pin and vent out the side, avoiding gas traps.

Okuma America Partners with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College for New Machine Tool Training Academy

Partnership will provide technical training to Okuma customers, distributors and employees, with courses expected to commence in October 2021.
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Wire EDM Series Redesigned for Increased Capacity and Throughput

Constructed for ultimate rigidity, the FANUC RoboCut α-CiC machine series from Methods Machine Tools offers users a new table construction, more straightforward auto-wire feeding panel and new upper guide.

GWS Tool Group Acquires Indexable Cutting Tools

GWS acquired the Canada-based company, which is reported to be a leader in manufacturing and distribution of ceramic, PCD and CBN inserts.

Plastic Injection Molder Enhances Automation and Cell Manufacturing Capacity

X-Cell Tool & Mold emphasizes a continuous investment in automated technologies such as its five-axis machining cell and soft milling cell to reduce machine uptime, improve throughput.
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CAM Logic Advances Into Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing 

Holistic engineering solutions provider and additive manufacturer ushers in 25th year with new location in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Ellison Technologies Appointed Exclusive U.S. Importer for ONA

California-based company will enhance local sales, support and distribution of ONA’s EDM technologies.

Wire-Cut EDM Facilitates Highly Rigid Large Mold Component Machining

Absolute Machine Tools offers the AP Series, including the Accutex AP-6040A, with a rigid structure, high cutting accuracy and improved maximum loading weight.

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Insert, Cutter Tool Range Ensure 90-Degree Shoulder Milling

Double-sided TNGX16 inserts and STN16 cutters from Dormer Pramet cover a large application and material range.

Laser Processing System Integrates Automation For Complete Precision and Flexibility

ACSYS Lasertechnik’s Multishift system is fully automatic, including a robotic arm and integration with OCR, OPR and dynamic focus control for a very precise laser processing finish.

Coolant Monitoring System Combines Cloud-Based Platform, Plug & Play for Maximum Monitoring Flexibility

Liquidtool Systems’ Liquidtool Manager and its associated sensor enable users to take reliable, regular measurements with minimal effort, with secure access to all current and historical measurement data.

Metal Additive Manufacturing Machine Series Enables High-Volume Mold Component Production

The Matsuura Lumex series system implements conformal cooling and integrated porous venting, reducing EDM processes and capital equipment investments for tooling and molding machines.

Additive Filament Eliminates Fume Emissions for Enhanced Design Flexibility

Jabil’s Jabil PA 0600 is a high-strength additive material with enhanced functionality for the development of complex parts such as tooling, workholding devices and more.
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Lens/Texture-Quality Mold Steel Meets Stringent Mold-Building Challenges 

Ellwood Speciality Steel’s P20-modified, through-hardened mold steel boats a consistent surface finish, and is fully qualified to GMQ 18157 mold steel specification.

CNC Turning Machines Manufacturer Index Group Acquires One Click Metal GmbH

Index Group extends business with One Click Metal’s additive manufacturing solutions in 3D printing metal, which are used in mechanical engineering, tool manufacturing and automotive industries.

Optimized AM Metal Powder Alloy Delivers Application Flexibility

New high-temperature, crack-free nickel-chromium alloy from EOS North America opens up industrial 3D printing options.

March Cutting Tool Orders Highest in 13 Months

March cutting tool orders reached $177.6 million, which Gardner Intelligence says is close to a normal, pre-lockdown level. Starting in April, rapidly accelerating growth in the rate of change is expected.