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Upping the Pace

Upping the Pace High-speed milling is not the easiest machining process to implement. As this lengthy report with video link from confirms, it requires a structured approach in which all the elements involved — the machine itself, CAM software, tooling and control system — are properly integrated. Those elements also need to be properly specified. The machine tools, for instance, need an extremely rigid, one-piece casting for the frame and a table that ensures that all axes are fully supported at the limits of their travel. But when those conditions are satisfied, the results can be spectacular — feed rates for aluminum and hardened metals in excess of 1,000 ipm can be achieved.

United Grinding Expands ID Grinding Capabilities
United Grinding Technologies Inc.
Bend Metal and Vinyl with Same Machine
J&S Machine, Inc.

United Grinding Expands ID Grinding Capabilities Now meet all of your ID grinding needs with the expanded line of Studer ID grinders. From small, high precision parts to large, complex parts composed of hard materials, Studer has the machine for your application. See our brochure or visit for more information.

Bend Metal and Vinyl with Same Machine In keeping with their commitment to meet the ever changing industry demands, 3C and J&S Machine are now offering equipment to bend pvc/vinyl extrusions. This equipment is adaptable to the entire range of 3C bending machine models, allowing the user to bend not only vinyl, but aluminum and steel as well.

Custom Electronic Cabinetry by Pickwick
Pickwick Manufacturing Services
Metalstamper Improves Quality, Increases Productivity, Reduces Costs with Cloud ERP
Plex Systems, Inc.

Custom Electronic Cabinetry by Pickwick From a simple enclosure to a complete custom fabrication, Pickwick Manufacturing Services can build, assemble, install, finish, and deliver your product in low volume, mixed model builds. Let our 80 years of metal experience provide all the resources necessary from supply chain management through final assembly and drop shipping.

Metalstamper Improves Quality, Increases Productivity, Reduces Costs with Cloud ERP Plex Online, a comprehensive Cloud ERP solution, provided Jagemann Stamping Company with access to real-time information across its business in less than six months. The results: improved product quality, increased productivity, inventory visibility, built-in disaster recovery, and a 15% reduction in ongoing costs. Get access now.

Metal Cutting . . .
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Three from Five

Three from Five Details here with video link of a new 5-axis vertical machining center described as ideal for small but complex 3D contouring work. The D300 from Makino has a work area diameter of 300 mm and a maximum workpiece weight of 120 kg with feed rates up to 60,000 mm per minute. Both the C and A axes use direct drive technology.

Health and Efficiency

Health and Efficiency Precision metalworking provides the essential front end for the operations of medical device manufacturer Phoenix Medical in Mountain City, TN. So find out how, as reports, the company set about rejigging them to more than double the number of lathes involved and boost their productivity by 300%.

Metal Forming . . .
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Changing Times

Changing Times Die change procedures can be major bottlenecks in metal pressing plants. As reports, they once were for steel processor Rheem Water Heating in Montgomery, AL. But a lean production program has seen changeover times reduced by as much as 28% resulting in an overall 10% increase in productivity.

Safety Lights

Safety Lights Press brakes are highly versatile machines whose operating cycles can vary widely from job to job. So ensuring the safety of operators may not be a straightforward task. But, as reports, modern light-based guarding systems provide a range of alternative options to mechanical barriers from which the right choice can be made.

Contact CIMCOOL for Complimentary Product Trials
Silicon Nitride Grade for Cast Iron
Greenleaf Corporation

Contact CIMCOOL for Complimentary Product Trials CIMCOOL® produces the most advanced and innovative metalworking fluids for the "toughest" grinding and machining applications. With over 65 years of fluid technology, CIMCOOL provides the metalworking fluid that will help your machining results, 4 to 5x longer sump life, up to 300% improved tool life, and increased productivity.

Silicon Nitride Grade for Cast Iron Greenleaf Corporation's new ceramic insert grade, GSN100, is an engineered blend of silicon nitride and proporietary toughening agents that redefine productivity in the machining of cast iron. GSN100 is available in standard and special geometries. Tough metal-cutting jobs demand the innovative solutions of Greenleaf cutting tools.

CNC Lathe Spindle Liners and Accessories
J.F. Berns Company, Inc.
Preview Our New Products for IMTS
Indexing Technologies, Inc. — ITI Tooling Co., Inc.

CNC Lathe Spindle Liners and AccessoriesBest quality, fastest deliveries, CNC Lathe Spindle Liner manufacturer. No charge for the Easy Out Tool, all the required mounting hardware and extensions — which increase the lathe capacity. Tool-less quick-change option available. Additional products include:

• Coolant collector extensions, spindle stops, liner racks
• Drawtubes, drawnuts, and other lathe accessories

Preview Our New Products for IMTS Indexing Technologies Inc's Booth (W-2480) will be a memorable stop for all machine tool engineers, users, retro-fitters, and rebuilders.

Exhibits will include demonstrations of the latest high-speed rotary tables, indexing tables, tool exchangers, and storage magazines plus state-of-the-art tool turrets and lathe tooling for most applications.

Tools & Fixturing . . .
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Fixed Degrees

Fixed Degrees Kurt's new Sine Parallels enable parts to be set up quickly and easily for machining at three common angles — 30, 45, and 60 degrees — in any standard 6 in. vise from the company. Costing less than $50 they are fastened with a single bolt and without any need to remove the jaw plates.

Read All About It

Read All About It Here's a video rundown from of the EWD 2-54 digital boring head from BIG Kaiser, which features an on-board electronic measurement system to allow for extremely fine adjustments to the diameter setting. Set-up is also very straightforward with just a single action needed to switch the device on and zero the readout.

Software & Programming . . .
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Driving Instructions

Driving Instructions An animated graphical display is a key feature of a new CNC controller from Siemens that is helping cut set-up times at a BMW motorcycle manufacturing plant in Germany. But as reports, the Sinumerik Operate capability is just part of a strategy that is optimizing the use of horizontal machining centers for maximum cost-effectiveness.

Customer Friendly

Customer Friendly Machining shop Esterline & Sons in Springfield, OH, specializes in making parts from exotic alloys for the medical and aerospace industries. But it seeks to combine its up-to-date technical capabilities with old-fashioned levels of customer service. Find out here (with video link) how its choice of CAM software is helping it fulfill both objectives.

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Work Faster and Easier with a Flat Lifter from Wood's Powr-Grip®
Wood's Powr-Grip Co., Inc.
Why Waste Time in CAD? Try the SpaceClaim Add-on for MasterCAM
SpaceClaim Corporation

Work Faster and Easier with a Flat Lifter from Wood's Powr-Grip® Whether you are loading/unloading machinery,Flat Lifters handle sheet metals, glass, plastic, and wood products. Available in a wide variety of styles and capacities, these lifters commonly feature adjustable pad frames in order to handle irregularly shaped materials.

Why Waste Time in CAD? Try the SpaceClaim Add-on for MasterCAM SpaceClaim, integrated with MasterCAM, is the best tool to open and correct CAD parts before CNC programming. SpaceClaim is a powerful geometry editor for machinists that is affordable, easy-to-learn, and easy-to-use. Reduce the time you lose in CAD by more than 50%! Register for the Webinar!

Are Your Cut Lengths in Spec?
Hymark/Kentucky Gauge
NBM has Sheet and Plate Ready for Immediate Shipment
National Bronze & Metals Inc.

Are Your Cut Lengths in Spec? The Kentucky Gauge MMP Length Measuring Machine offers a low-cost solution for increasing the quality control of your cut lengths. Incorporating high-performance slide bearings and resolutions down to 0.001 in., the MMP will help you quickly and accurately ensure that your parts are within your tolerance window.

NBM has Sheet and Plate Ready for Immediate Shipment National Bronze & Metals is excited to announce the addition of significantly large inventories in brass, bronze, and copper alloy sheet and plate. The new inventory has been accompanied by the installation of a new state-of-the-art plate saw to service cut to size orders.

Visit GlobalSpec (Booth E-3100) at IMTS 2012

Visit GlobalSpec (Booth E-3100) at IMTS 2012 GlobalSpec is excited to be part of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) from Sept. 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, with more than 1,500 exhibitors and 82,000 visitors. Attending the show? Add GlobalSpec to your show planner.

Industry Standards . . .
Revised ISO Standard for Solid End Mills
New ISO Standard for Machine Tools

Revised ISO Standard for Solid End Mills Solid ball-nosed end mills are widely used for Z-axis milling and contour machining in die and mold machining. A newly revised version of the ISO standard covering these cutters, ISO 15917, is available from IHS. The standard specifies types and dimensions of solid ball-nosed end mills made of carbide and ceramic materials.

New ISO Standard for Machine Tools Available now from IHS, ISO 26303:2012 defines procedures for acceptance of metal-cutting machine tools based on tests of their capability in machining a specified workpiece. It gives recommendations for test conditions, applicable measurement systems, and the requirements for machine tools. These are consistent with ISO 22514, which describes statistical methods for process management.

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August 1, 2012 - Volume 7 Issue 13
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