Yearly Archives: 2014

What’s new in 2014?

20 years OPEN MIND – that is 20 years of innovation and customer orientation.The latest version of hyperMILL® demonstrates this once again: with basic functions that are even more powerful. With NC programming that has become much easier and safer. With extended feature technology that automates programming tasks more efficiently. hyperMILL® 2014 means technology leadership…

SODICK launches large sized precision wire EDM machine

With the high demands of today’s market for the latest innovative technology, Sodick, Inc. is continuously working on R&D for new machines that are faster, more accurate and achieve a greater surface finish.  The most recent machine to be added to Sodick’s line-up is the VZ500LH.  This machine originated from the highly successful VZ Series,…

Precimaster™ Plus – Accuracy and adaptability in reaming

Seco’s new generation Precimaster Plus modular, indexable-head reaming system provides accuracy and part processing versatility. Through a selection of various reamer shanks and heads, users can accommodate a variety of hole sizes and workpiece materials with fewer required tools. Additionally, new system design enhancements boost reaming speed, precision and repeatability for overall better production. With…

New endmills from NS tool provide high-performance hard milling

Today’s mold-making processes require innovative cutting-tool technologies that are capable of delivering the highest degree of precision, flexibility and efficiency in hard milling applications.NS Tool specializes in very high-precision, small-diameter tools. Their intense focus on the tiniest detail in creating their product translates into products that perform consistently superior to most of their competitors. The…

ENSIS fibre laser offers dramatic process efficiencies

The new Amada ENSIS 3015 AJ fibre laser CNC profiling centre is certain to set a new benchmark in the cost-efficient processing of sheet materials.Just 2 kW of laser output from the integrated ENSIS oscillator is now enough to manufacture mild steel products that in the past could only be manufactured using a 4 kW…

New MILLAC 852V II Vertical Machining Center Provides High Rigidity and Heavy Cutting Ability

Vertical machining center from Okuma is well suited for machining large, heavy work pieces.Okuma’s new MILLAC 852V II vertical machining center, represents the pinnacle of large machining centers with high rigidity, heavy cutting ability and high operability. The strong base column construction has optimally-placed ribs to counter chatter and twisting during heavy-duty cutting. Traditional box…

Automation: it’s not just for high production

When people hear the term “automation”, it usually conjures visions of high production processes, where shops are running hundreds of thousands of the same part. But in today’s ever-changing and increasingly competitive industry that is not always the case. Just like many small job shops have begun to migrate toward 5-axis machines to increase multi-sided…

Seco adds turning bars to Steadyline™ vibration damping system

Following the success of its Steadyline milling holders, Seco is adding turning bars to this patented line of damped tooling that brings excellent productivity results to a wide variety of long overhang machining operations. The new patented GL connection on these turning tools makes it possible to perform rotating and static operations with the same…

Colchester launches new Tornado EL range at MACH 2014

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Tornado build, Colchester have launched their new entry level Tornado EL range of 2 and 3-axis production CNC turning centres at a lower price than in 1994, since when over 10,000 have been supplied worldwideThe Tornado EL range complements the current Tornado T range, but is specifically…

New software for underground 3D laser scanners

The new software, Cavity Profiler, allows customers to progress projects faster, by enabling quicker deployment, more efficient scanning and rapid data visualisation, editing and processing. The software is available in two versions, to support either the Renishaw Void Scanner – a specialist, boom-deployable underground laser scanner — or the Renishaw C-ALS® — a slimline, borehole-deployable…