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Industry News Items

 New business unit for Mitsubishi Materials

 ICOMM 8 set for Victoria, B.C.

 Eriez gets "orange" trademark

 Classic Turning buys Great Lakes Metal Finishing

 New coating called 'as significant as intro of hard milling'

Picking cart provides maneuverability and ergonomics
Creform Corp. has introduced a narrow picking cart design that is stable yet easily maneuvered for operating and passing in space restrictive aisles.
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Lucifer delivers box furnace to Quantum Machine Works Ltd.
This July, Lucifer Furnaces provided a new Model 7GT-M24 Box Furnace to Quantum Machine Works Ltd. in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.
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Medical heat-treat process is for bright 17-7 PH stainless
Using advanced gas cooling technology, Solar Atmospheres has developed a unique three-step heat treat process to austenite condition, in situ cool, and bright age harden 17-7 precipitation hardenable (PH) stainless steel in a vacuum furnace without breaking vacuum.
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Universal oven is available from Grieve
No. 945 is an electrically heated 500 degrees F(~260 degrees C) universal oven from Grieve, currently used for various curing tasks at the customer's facility.
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Vertical reciprocating conveyor is designed for automation
In response to customer needs for a safer material lift for automation duty applications, Wildeck's VRC product development and marketing team has unveiled a new fully integrated VRC system incorporating automated flush-mounted conveyors, with either a straddle or 4-post vertical reciprocating conveyor (VRC), and Wildeck Overhead Safety Gates at each level.
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Tackling Titanium
Author: Mark Larson, Makino Inc.
Published: June 2014

Mark Larson, a titanium process R&D manager for Makino Inc., answers 10 questions about machining titanium alloys.
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Designing Diamond
Author: Alan Richter, Editor
Published: August 2013

A new R&D center for synthetic diamond.
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Tough Enough
Author: Alan Richter, Editor
Published: June 2013

Cobalt-chrome alloys are a good fit for medical and dental parts, but machining them can be a headache.
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Cutting With Particle Beams
Author: Alan Richter, Editor
Published: June 2013

A new "particle beam" technology for machining carbon-based and ceramic matrix composites.
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Hard Metal Machines
Author: Alan Richter, Editor
Published: March 2013

All metals are not created equal. Therefore, neither are the machine tools for cutting them. Parts for extreme aerospace applications, such as in engines, landing gear and flap tracks, must be made of a heat- and corrosion-resistant metal, which typically has a high Young’s modulus of elasticity and is difficult to machine. These include titanium, stainless steel and high-nickel alloys. The “hard metal” machines that process the parts must be stiff, typically requiring a large mass, and have a large servomotor to create lots of thrust. They also need a high-torque spindle to effectively move the cutter through the material and a high thrust load on the axes of the ballscrews, which often have a low 8mm pitch, to offer an effective mechanical advantage, according to Scott Walker, president of machine tool builder Mitsui Seiki USA Inc., Franklin Lakes, N.J. He explained that the machines are built that way because aerospace customers typically run them slower than 600 rpm, require around 2,000 ft.-lbs. of torque and take maximum chip loads from 0.002 to 0.006 ipt. “So you build this big, rugged machine,” Walker said.
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Automotive Market Adopts Rapid Prototyping
Producing prototype automotive parts via 3-D printing helps reduce time to market while boosting vehicle quality and fuel efficiency.
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A Closer Look
Dr. Jeffrey Badger takes a closer look at a string of photos taken at extreme magnifications to better understand what's happening to the wheel surface in a variety of grinding applications.
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Boost For Lathe Tool Inventory
During IMTS 2012 in September, the Morris Group Inc. announced an exclusive agreement with SU-matic, a subsidiary of Suhner Holding AG of Switzerland. The deal means Velocity Products, a division of the Morris Group, will supply the North American metalworking industry with tooling for Okuma lathes, multitasking machines and machining centers.
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Sandvik Adds To CoroDrill Line
Don Nelson, publisher of Cutting Tool Engineering and MICROmanufacturing magazines, spoke with Sandvik Coromant's John Dotday about the company's new solid-carbide CoroDrill 860 and exchangeable-tip CoroDrill 870.
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PM Grinding Truth
A shop that switched to powder-metallurgy steel after being told it would be easier to grind has found the opposite to be true. The shop turned to Dr. Jeffrey Badger, our Grinding Doc columnist, for the facts.
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