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Tooling & Production – Strategies For Large Metalworking Plants
August 20, 2014 - Volume 08 Issue 16
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Okuma's booth will feature 17 machines, cutting a variety of metals and utilizing a multitude of functionalities. Twelve hands-on stations will display technology from Partners in THINC and feature the new Okuma App Store, where attendees can register to win 1 of 6 Surface Pro tablets. On-machine demonars, industry parts exploration library and a skeletal machine round out the exhibits.

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Image - Advanced Ballbar Training Enables Plant to Achieve Advanced Ballbar Training Enables Plant to Achieve "Better-Than-New" Machine Tool Accuracy
Semiconductor industry supplier now understands its machine tools' performance as well as OEM service techs: "I've been working with ballbars for 13 years and thought I knew my stuff. But after 10 minutes, I was learning new tricks."
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Image - Collaborative Robot Helps Manufacturer Rack Up 40% Increase in Sales Collaborative Robot Helps Manufacturer Rack Up 40% Increase in Sales
Installing a Universal Robot to pick metal parts out of a press brake solved several automation headaches at Etalex; a Canadian manufacturer of shelving systems that had no room for safety guarding in front of the press and needed a flexible user-friendly robot able to safely handle the pick and place tasks in a high traffic area.
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Image - See Next-Generation Honing at IMTS See Next-Generation Honing at IMTS
Its performance matches its looks. Sunnen's SH-4000 is all new, all digital, with unbeatable specs, capabilities, ergonomics, safety features.

  • Servo-precise, servo-repeatable tool feed/pressure and stroking.
  • Intuitive Siemens touchscreen control saves setups.
  • Joystick-simple stroker setup.
  • No knobs, latches, or linkages.
  • Fewer parts, greater reliability.
  • Larger work envelope, carriage, coolant tank, stroke length.

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  Industry News
Image - Most Exciting Attractions at IMTS Include Race Cars, Space Cars, and 3D-Printed Electric Cars Most Exciting Attractions at IMTS Include Race Cars, Space Cars, and 3D-Printed Electric Cars
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  New Webinar Shows How to Easily and Cheaply Produce Innovative, Efficient Machine Designs
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Image - Tube Company Adds Tube Company Adds "Pull System" to Draw Mill Process and Cuts Lead Time From 30 Weeks to 6 Weeks
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  Boeing, GE Aviation, and Honeywell Aerospace Make the Case for 3D Printing With Laser Sintering
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  Product Spotlight
Image - New Horizontal Machining Center's Speed and Power Well-Suited for Large Part Aerospace Machining New Horizontal Machining Center's Speed and Power Well-Suited for Large Part Aerospace Machining
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  Super Turbo-X Laser-Cutting Machine Offers Automated Setup; Reduces Prep Time and Extends Unattended Operation
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Image - Award-Winning Twin-Spindle Machine Ideal for Heavy Duty Machining of Parts Up to 445mm in Size Award-Winning Twin-Spindle Machine Ideal for Heavy Duty Machining of Parts Up to 445mm in Size
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  New Gap Bed Grinding Machines Perfect for 2 Aerospace Components in Particular
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Image - Come Together. Leave Informed. Come Together. Leave Informed.

Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014. With a focus on success through cooperation, the week will be filled with technology, education, and ideas that we can all benefit from. It's happening September 8–13 at McCormick Place Chicago.

Register today at IMTS.com.


  Product Spotlight Cont'd
Image - Spring-Loaded Plunger Assemblies Move Sliding Components to New Positions Without Tools Spring-Loaded Plunger Assemblies Move Sliding Components to New Positions Without Tools
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  U-Axis System Enables Machining of Complex Contours While Reducing Production Time and Cost
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Image - New HMC's 500mm Pallet Handles Large Workpieces With Speed -- 63 Meters per Minute Feed Rate New HMC's 500mm Pallet Handles Large Workpieces With Speed -- 63 Meters per Minute Feed Rate
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  Breakthrough Precision Circular Saw Designed for Cutting Carbon Steels and Mild Alloys
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EXAIR's engineered Air Nozzles reduce noise levels and air costs. "Go Green" by upgrading your blowoff, cooling, and drying operation to our award winning Super Air Nozzles. They provide incredibly strong blowing force, using only a small amount of compressed air. Ideal for part ejection.


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