MACHINING

How to Produce More Accurate Molds and Reduce Rework

Patented micro-milling process for manufacturing steel plate flat and parallel helps mold builders shorten mold build times and increase accuracy.
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Five-Axis Horizontal Machining Center Executes Highly Rigid, Accurate Performance

Niigata Machine Techno expands its HX-5X boxway horizontal machining center series to include an ultra-large capacity HN80E-5X.
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Turning Control System Designed for Two-Axis Lathe Machining

Heidenhain Turnpwr is a closed-loop system said to maximize throughput by reducing setup time, scrap and other non-productive operations.

Expanded Grooving Inserts Launch New Grades and Geometries for Maximum Precision

The TungCut line offers two new grades for enhanced capacity in exotic materials and sharp-cornered inserts for lighter cutting and more precise grooving.

Vibration-Damping Adaptor Yields Vibration-Free Milling for Long Tools

Patented Accure·tec AC001 adaptor from Walter offers industries three times the process reliability and tool life. Ideally suited for the Walter Xtra-Tec XT milling cutter range.

VMC Line Offers Jig Milling Accuracy with Machining Center Productivity

Mitsui Seiki offers machining center technology and jig borer precision in one machine with its J-series CNC vertical machining centers. 
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Westminster Tool Invests 10% of Revenue into New Machining Equipment

Westminster Tool’s investment in its hard machining department addresses growing production demands and opens doors for internal training opportunities.
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Cutter Considerations for Hybrid Additive Manufacturing

Four tips for applying the right cutting tools in hybrid additive manufacturing.

Next Generation Goes Go-Pro during COVID-19 to Advance Shop Technology

The coronavirus doesn’t stop two next-generation professionals from implementing new five-axis machining cell technology at Electroform.  

Machining Webinar: How to Apply Accelerated Finishing Technology

Today the moldmaking industry has access to new tools and toolpath strategies that challenge traditional finish machining approaches.

VIDEOS

Single-Brand EDM Arsenal Helps Moldmaker Speed Services for Diverse Clientele

Microtech Precision sticks with Mitsubishi EDM (and milling) technology to optimize machining capabilities for molds, dies and more.

VIDEO: 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Shares Business Strategies with CNC Machine Shops

Emily Probst, Senior Editor with Modern Machine Shop reached out to me to chat about our 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Precise Tooling Solutions to learn about key business aspects of this winning specialty manufacturer to share with her CNC machine shop readers.

Hybrid Additive Machining Produces Accurate Parts from Metal Powders

Hybrid additive/subtractive machining produces highly accurate parts from metal powders that are melted and sintered using a laser while surfaces are precisely milled at high speeds.

MC Machinery Opens Southeast Technology Center in North Carolina

The new 16,000-square-foot facility will provide MC Machinery customers throughout the region with local access to direct sales, service, application and training support.
#education

Cutting Tool Product Expansion Improves Drilling and Machining Range

Paul Horn USA and Mexico add several cutting tools to its offerings including the System Mini tool system, the DDHM/DSFF tools and a range expansion for its slot milling tools.
#drills

Horizontal Five-Axis Machining Center Takes On Small Parts

GROB Systems’ emphasis on spatial accuracy with its G150 horizontal five-axis machining center enhances its performance with complex, high-precision components.

Double Column Roughs and Finishes Press Dies in One Setup

The MCR-S double column machining center from Okuma America Corporation reduces cycle time by 25%.

December Technology Roundup: Digital-Only

MMT presents a compilation of digital-only new/proven product content. Hot runners, machining, automation and software categories can be found below. 

Ball Screw Nut Grinding Multitasking Machine Cuts Nut Processing Time By Two-Thirds

Mitsui Seiki’s VGi20A machine combines grinding, multitask machining and automation strategies, minimizing production time and maximizing accuracy and repeatability.