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Compact machining centres

2019-03-20T14:30:00+00:00By AMS

The QT-PRIMOS 50 SG is a compact, CNC turning centre, designed for mass production environments, says Mazak. It features a rigid integral spindle motor and intelligent thermal shield that it’s claimed provides accuracy and high-speed cutting, with the main spindle capable of 5,000rpm.

Siemens digital machining

At the leading edge

2019-03-04T12:18:00+00:00By Steed Webzell

Steed Webzell looks at edge computing and the hardware requirements for those looking to digitally monitor, measure or control their machining operations

Carlos Ghosn

In our next issue...

2019-02-08T13:21:00+00:00By aladmin

Coming soon in our March-April issue…

Hainbuch workpiece ejector

Pneumatic workpiece ejector

2019-01-30T11:10:33+00:00By AMS

The new vario flex pneumatic workpiece ejector allows for the ejector depth to be adjusted flexibly by means of a retaining mechanism, and positioned in the machine exactly as required for the workpiece, claims Hainbuch. It can also be used as a basic end stop for coolant wash or air ...

Fanuc EDM machine

Wire EDM machine

2019-01-15T08:30:21+00:00By AMS

Featuring a bigger 800mm table, the new α-C800iB CNC wire EDM machine is the largest machine in its ROBOCUT portfolio, says Fanuc. This variant uses Ø0.1-0.3mm wire to process thick, stepped and tapered workpieces up to 300mm in thickness and 3000kg in weight. It also features an increased XY-axis stroke ...

MAPAL radial ISO indexable inserts

Pressed, radial ISO indexable inserts

2019-01-14T11:29:23+00:00By AMS

Mapal says it now offers a milling programme with pressed, radial ISO indexable inserts. The new face, shoulder, slot and shell end face milling cutters are designed for roughing and for medium machining of cast iron, steel and stainless steel, says the company. It’s claimed the tool bodies are designed ...

Ford hotforming Saarlouis

Casting a duo

2019-01-08T16:37:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future

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AGVs drive industry revolution

2018-11-28T10:42:00+00:00By Sponsored by JBT Corporation

Henkel therma edrive

Driving the future of e-mobility

2018-11-23T16:36:00+00:00By Sponsored by Henkel

Roemheld self-centring vice

Vice for cylindrical or prismatic parts

2018-11-21T10:30:21+00:00By AMS

The PC80Z self-centring vice is available in a new, two-in-one version that accepts the manufacturer's optional round inserts, enabling cylindrical components or billets from 44 to 95mm in diameter to be clamped securely, says Roemheld.

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Extended reach

2018-11-19T10:12:00+00:00By Sponsored by FARO

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Hot stamp harmony

2018-11-19T09:58:00+00:00By Sponsored by Zeiss

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Power from plastics

2018-11-11T14:34:00+00:00By ams_jamesbakewell

James Bakewell speaks to thermoset plastics specialists Pieter Vanderstraeten and Hendrik De Keyser about the increasing scope for composite powertrain components

Yasa production facility, Oxford

Academic circles

2018-11-11T14:12:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Mike Farish visits Oxford-based start-up YASA, a special electric motor company sprung from academia that’s now attracting the attention of premium OEMs

Heller 5-axis, horizontal-spindle machining centre

New 5-axis horizontal machining centre

2018-09-28T16:36:00+01:00By AMS

The HF 3500 is a new model to Heller’s 5-axis, horizontal-spindle machining centre range. The company says this machine is intended for 5-sided or simultaneous 5-axis dynamic machining of medium to large batches of complex prismatic parts, ranging from small workpieces to heavier components up to the 550kg maximum table ...

Ford drones

Drones take off at Ford Dagenham

2018-08-30T17:33:52+01:00By aladmin

UK – Maintenance teams at Ford's Dagenham Engine Plant are now using camera drones to inspect the hard-to-reach parts of the facility.

How to outrun the competition

2018-08-28T11:28:31+01:00By Sponsored by Renishaw

Precision engineering and manufacturing technology specialist Renishaw is poised to support North American customers in tackling a new breed of production challenges

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Pacific standard

2018-08-24T11:41:26+01:00By Ian Henry

Responding to the boom in SUV and crossover markets, the OEMs of Japan and Korea continue to invest in manufacturing operations across their long-established North American networks. Ian Henry reports

Fanuc automated vertical machining technology

Vertical machining centre

2018-08-20T17:27:58+01:00By AMS

Fanuc says the a-DiB5 series is its latest automated vertical machining technology for milling, drilling and tapping applications, incorporating network interface, preventative maintenance and machine learning capabilities. The company says this series includes six re-designed models in small, medium and large sizes, with standard or advanced functionality available. The series ...

Sandvik Coromant CoroCut QF tooling

Face grooving tooling system

2018-07-31T17:46:46+01:00By AMS

Sandvik Coromant claims its CoroCut QF tooling has been developed specifically for machining deep and narrow face grooves. The company notes that the insert is tilted for extra stability, while a slit design ensures the correct clamping force is applied. Special rails at the top, bottom and back of the ...