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Free Band Saw Blade of Attendees' Choice at FABTECH 2017.

Simonds Saw, a manufacturer of band saw blades and files, and inventor of innovative saw blade technology, will offer booth visitors a free "Simonds Outstanding Blade" of their choice. Simonds will be showcasing a broad range of band saw blades including blades ideal for fabricating applications such as IC Enduro for bundled and structural sawing, and BroadBand for a myriad of fabricating jobs at FABTECH 2017. Visitors can also learn about Simonds' state-of-the-art manufacturing methods, the industry's high quality blade materials ...

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Control Offers More for Milling

The ACU-RITE MILLPWRG2 control, an easy-to-operate CNC for vertical knee and bed mills, is now available with an optional AMIG2, offering users the ability to use common interfaces as well as control the host machine tool's spindle. The ACU-RITE MILLPWRG2 control is equipped with full 3-D contouring capabilities and is available as a complete retrofit package for 2- or 3-axis knee or bed mills or on a new mill from a machine tool builder. "It continues to provide machinists the convenience of straightforward 2-1/2-axis conversational sh...

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MILL P 900 with Smart Machine Features

GF Machining Solutions has introduced the Mikron MILL P 900 3-axis vertical milling machine. "The Mikron MILL P 900 features a polymer concrete machine base that delivers extreme dynamic stiffness, while its thermal management, contour accuracy and precise positioning contribute to superior part surface finishes," said a company spokesperson. "A symmetrical portal design and effective chip management heighten operational efficiency." "The machine uses the fast and efficient FANUC FS31iB CNC. Within the control are...

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Ganesh Machinery's editorial titled "Vertical Milling Machine Offers Enhanced Productivity" published September 2017 had incorrect distributor information. Correct contact information is below. For more information contact: Ganesh Machinery, Inc. 20869 Plummer St. Chatsworth, CA 91311 888-542-6374 / 818-349-9166

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Robotics Team Innovates in HCC Design Lab

The Alief Early College High School STEM Robotics Team, made up of 12 boys and girls, prepared for the annual Alief Independent School District (AISD) Underwater Robotics Competition this past spring. Team members planned to build an "outside-the-box" or unique remotely operated vehicle (ROV), utilizing parts made by a 3-D printer. Unfortunately, their 3-D printer was malfunctioning. However, with a new design lab within walking distance, the team wasted no time in discovering all of the technology accessible next door at Houston Comm...

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MachiningCloud Partnership Provides Digital Product Data

Renishaw, provider of hardware and software solutions for on-machine probing including workpiece set-up, workpiece inspection, tool setting and broken tool detection, has partnered with MachiningCloud, product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding. MachiningCloud represents a new channel through which Renishaw will provide its customers with the digital product data needed to run today's data-hungry shop software. Through this new partnership, the product data for Renishaw's family of machine tool probes will be pu...

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