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Industry News Items

 5th Axis to appear on 'How It's Made'

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 SCHUNK: Jens Lehmann as new spokesperson

 Deublin Company launches new Web site

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Sliding-jaw air chuck is better than homemade
Northfield Precision Instrument Corp. introduces its Model 450 Sliding-Jaw Air Chuck.
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ITA offers large selection of points for live, dead centers
To help machine shops reduce their production costs and improve efficiency, ITA offers high-quality PTM Live Centers and Dead Centers that come with a wide selection of interchangeable points for a variety of applications.
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LMC introduces large-bore air chucks
LMC Workholding introduces new Energy Series Large Bore Air Chucks, featuring a built-in air cylinder and extra-large through-hole.
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Kurt introduces 6" quick-change jaw system
Kurt Workholding introduces new 6-inch Steel DoveLock Quick-Change Jaw System for Kurt industry standard 6-inch vises and towers, following the successful introduction of the Aluminum DoveLock Quick-Change Jaw System.
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Pneumatic vise is for CMM inspection
Phillips Precision’s Products Div. introduces the Rapid-Loc pneumatic vise for CMM inspection.
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Bad Parts? Check The Tailstock
Author: Mitchell Kirby, Riten Industries Inc.
Published: February 2015

Every lathe and grinder operator has, at one time or another, struggled with workpieces that are out of round, tapered or have poor finish. The "quick fix" is typically replacing centers. The more involved fix requires replacing spindle bearings that appear to have failed prematurely. In either case, the problem goes away initially, only to reoccur a short time later.
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Shops Have Plenty Of Choices When Gripping Small Parts
Author: Kip Hanson
Published: January 2015

Wedge, cam, square and pull-down clamps, micro vises and chucks, hexagons and rounds. These are just some of the workholding options available to shops that mill small workpieces. Finding the right clamps isn’t a problem, but how they’re utilized may be. This article examines some of the options and provides tips on how to use them.
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A Firm, Flexible Grip
Author: Alan Richter, Editor
Published: January 2015

An off-the-shelf robotic gripper that conforms to a variety of parts shapes without reprogramming.
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Workholder Modeling
Author: Kip Hanson, Contributing Editor
Published: October 2014

Workholder modeling slashes setup time.
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As The U Turns
Author: Alan Richter, Editor
Published: October 2014

A U-axis system that enables complete machining of a part on one standard machine tool without rotating the workpiece or moving it to a lathe.
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OML's SinterGrip
OML's SinterGrip vise jaws demonstration.
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IMTS 2012 Roundup
Cutting Tool Engineering offers a full report on the myriad press conferences and media events held during the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2012 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The Sept. 10-15 show attracted nearly 22% more visitors than in 2010.
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Kennametal Targets Weakest Link
Mike Ramsey, vice president of Global MTI Sales at Kennametal Inc., provides an overview of the company's new KM4X spindle connection system, which is said to triple the bending resistance compared to other systems.
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EMAG Unveils 'The Nebenzeit Killer'
Introduced at IMTS 2012, EMAG L.L.C.'s VL 2 P machining system with pendular technology gets its nickname, "The Nebenzeit Killer," from its reported ability to kill idle time.
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Adept Adapter
Dr. Jeffrey Badger fields a question from a shop truing its diamond wheels offline, then remounting them onto the non-tapered spindle without using an adapter. The shop is wondering whether its tight wheel tolerances negate the need for an adapter.
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