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Deuce vices deliver flexibility and security

Deuce vices deliver flexibility and security
Supplying vices and fixtures from 5th Axis for over five years, YMT Technologies has also been installing hundreds of its products in the UK market. Manufactured at 5th Axis’ headquarters in San Diego, the designs for its workholding products originated from its own requirement for fixtures for efficient and economic manufacture of the wide range of aerospace, military, medical and commercial products it produced. Now, 5th Axis is a major supplier of workholding equipment in the USA.
27th June 2017

Rapid laser texturing on mould surfaces

Rapid laser texturing on mould surfaces
A new, 5-axis CNC machine has been introduced by DMG MORI for laser ablation of geometrically defined textures into the surface of moulds, such as those that produce plastic car fittings or electronic housings. The machining process is more environmentally friendly than conventional etching and offers a greater freedom of design, while at the same time ensuring a high level of repeatability. It is also capable of creating filigree cavities without the need to manufacture electrodes.
13th June 2017

Micro end mills developed for mirror-finish machining

Micro end mills developed for mirror-finish machining
  Expanding its milling cutter range for ultra-precision machining, Horn has added new micro end mills with monocrystalline diamond (MCD) inserts. The extremely sharp, flawlessly polished cutting edges can produce a surface quality of Rz 0.02mm.
12th June 2017


Mouldmaker chooses bridge-type machining centre

Mouldmaker chooses bridge-type machining centre
As precision mould manufacturer and injection moulding specialist BM Injection was looking to replace an ageing, 3-axis, vertical-spindle machining centre of C-frame design back in the autumn of 2016, the company had three main requirements for the new machine. It needed to be of bridge construction for improved rigidity and have a nominal one-metre X-axis to provide extra capacity. It also had to be able to compensate for fluctuations in temperature on the shop floor.
9th June 2017

Low-cost automated workpiece handling system launched

Low-cost automated workpiece handling system launched
Manufactured by the German company, Hermle, three- to five-axis CNC machining centres can be equipped with a new, automated workpiece handling system that requires low capital investment. UK and Ireland agent, Geo Kingsbury, said that the equipment can be factory fitted or retrofitted to machines already in use.
9th June 2017

Motorised positioning tables enter the UK

Motorised positioning tables enter the UK
norelem UK has added a range of motorised positioning tables to its BIG GREEN BOOK, a complete reference guide for design engineers, mechanical engineers, machine builders and toolmakers. Its electric powered, low noise, and low maintenance motorised positioning tables are an alternative to manual versions for bringing components, stops, limit switches, grippers and even cameras into position to a hundredth of a millimetre.
5th June 2017

Roughing in before precision shaft alignment

Roughing in before precision shaft alignment
  The reason for roughing in precision laser shaft alignment has little to do with how accurately the lasers/sensors measure. It has nothing to do with how big the laser detector is, or how sensitive the detectors are, or how fast they are. Roughing in isn’t simply to 'get it close'. It is to minimise errors due to the following:
2nd June 2017

Latest version of ESPRIT delivers smarter and faster machining

Latest version of ESPRIT delivers smarter and faster machining
As ESPRIT becomes smarter it enables faster programming, and CAM industry innovator DP Technology has announced the release of ESPRIT 2017, the latest version of its pioneering flagship product. ESPRIT 2017 delivers a smarter, simpler, faster machining process with expert toolpath, streamlined user control, and accelerated processing power.
23rd May 2017

Lathes automated without specialist knowledge

Lathes automated without specialist knowledge
A mobile robotic cell has been introduced by machine tool manufacturer DMG MORI to automate its CNC turning centres. Called Robo2Go, it loads raw billets from a tray and unloads machined components automatically. The unit can be relocated easily by pallet truck to serve up to four different lathes sequentially on a shop floor.
22nd May 2017

Electro hydraulic control machine outlines core competencies

Electro hydraulic control machine outlines core competencies
Intelligent factories and smart energy topped off with market shifts in industry 4.0 are the factors behind companies being challenged to offer the seamless integration of multiple different technologies and disciplines. Within this field Eaton’s complementary electric and hydraulic expertise can bring easier and faster solutions.
19th May 2017


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