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Tooling & Production – Strategies For Large Metalworking Plants
May 20, 2015 - Volume 09 Issue 10
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Handling workpiece sizes ranging from 12.6" to 78.74", with spindle speeds from 4.5k to 20k and providing torque output up to 1920 Nm, the Okuma line-up of horizontal machining centers includes a machine configuration to cut nearly any type of metal -- aluminum, hardened steel, titanium and other exotics. And with options including FMS, Super-NURBS and Turn Cut, the possibilities are endless.


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Image - Remanufactured Three-Stage Lathe Provides Dynamic Solution for Railroad Axle Manufacturer Remanufactured Three-Stage Lathe Provides Dynamic Solution for Railroad Axle Manufacturer
Modern motion control and CNC technologies, diverse talents cooperating together and a good deal of old-fashioned American ingenuity lead to a better-than-new production line for railroad axles.
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Image - 3D-Printed Shelby Cobra Sports Car Built in Just 6 Weeks -- Thanks to Giant Additive Manufacturing Machine 3D-Printed Shelby Cobra Sports Car Built in Just 6 Weeks -- Thanks to Giant Additive Manufacturing Machine
Key to the project was the the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine, which can print components up to 1,000 times faster than many of today's industrial additive manufacturing machines. This next-generation additive manufacturing offers new opportunities for the automotive industry, especially in prototyping vehicles.
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Image - Airbus Uses 3D Printed Parts to Reduce Production Time and Cost for A350 XWB Aircraft Airbus Uses 3D Printed Parts to Reduce Production Time and Cost for A350 XWB Aircraft
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Image - SMART3D™ Portable Automatic Laser Scanning System SMART3D™ Portable Automatic Laser Scanning System

A productivity breakthrough for reverse engineering and modeling sectors. The system is fast and accurate and uses Perceptron's patented HELIX® smart sensor with MEMS technology, integrated rotary table, and easy-to-use SCANWORKS STUDIO software. SMART3D automatically provides polygonised models for reverse engineering and 3D printing.


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  Product Spotlight
Image - Pneumatic Vise Features Soft Jaws That Hold Most Any Part -- From Delicate to 150 lbs. Pneumatic Vise Features Soft Jaws That Hold Most Any Part -- From Delicate to 150 lbs.
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  Innovative 5-Axis VMC Features Extensive CNC Machining Capacity for Heavy-Duty Cutting
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  Compact Clamp Conforms to the Shape of the Workpiece; Fixtures Unusual Applications Easily
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Image - New CNC Hardware & Software Solution For Plasma and Oxy-Fuel Cutting New CNC Hardware & Software Solution For Plasma and Oxy-Fuel Cutting
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  Versatile Twin-Spindle VMC's Triple as Horizontals and 5-Sided Machines for High-Volume Production
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  New Fineblanking Press Breaks the 200 Strokes-per-Minute Barrier
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Image - World's First Green Laser-Line CMM Scanner Dramatically Extends the Range of Materials That Can Be Laser-Scanned World's First Green Laser-Line CMM Scanner Dramatically Extends the Range of Materials That Can Be Laser-Scanned
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  New Milling Toolholder Reduces Machine Down-Time
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