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TRAK Machine Tools/Southwestern Industries to Host Factory Showroom Open House

TRAK Machine Tools, provider of CNC technology for small lot machining, will showcase its TRAK 2 OP portable VMC May 9-10, 2017, at its factory showroom open house in Rancho Dominguez, CA. Designed primarily for second operation machining, the TRAK 2 OP streamlines a shop's workflow by bringing an additional spindle quickly and easily to an operator idled by the cycle time of his or her primary machine. Like all TRAK Machine Tools products, it utilizes ProtoTRAK CNC technology with easy to learn and use conversational language programming. P...

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HAINBUCH America Appoints New Central States U.S. Regional Sales Manager

HAINBUCH America has announced that Steven Cvetan has joined its team as Regional Sales Manager for the Central States Region, covering the states of Missouri, Southern Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Western Kentucky, Western Tennessee and Northern Mississippi. Cvetan brings over 20 years of experience in technical sales holding key positions with several precision machine tool and accessory manufacturers including Techna Tool, Samsung Machine Tools and Industria Ltd. "Cvetan's customer oriented approach to sales fits well with HAINBUCH...

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Automated EDM Maximizes Die-Sinking Operations

GF Machining Solutions recently demonstrated how its FORM 20 die-sinking EDM, paired with the System 3R WorkPartner 1+ robot, provides application versatility. In the demo, the FORM 20 produced molds for a specialized medical device. "The FORM 20 is an ideal solution for manufacturers looking to maximize their die-sinking EDM operations while minimizing their environmental footprint," said a company spokesperson. "To provide enhanced performance, the machine uses GF Machining Solutions' proprietary Intelligent Power Generator ...

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Data-Driven Technologies to Prepare Future Generations for Smart Factory Initiatives

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced it has formed a technology partnership with Wichita State University (WSU). The company will lease 3,000 square feet of space near the university's 3DExperience Center in the Experiential Engineering Building on WSU's Innovation Campus. Educators and students will have access to Hexagon software and precision metrology systems for the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data in industrial sectors such as aerospace, automotive, power generation and medical. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelli...

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Adaptable Compact Spindle

"Gilman Precision offers its InTronix Spindle that combines the affordability of a belt-driven spindle with the compact size of a motorized spindle without compromising precision," said a Gilman spokesperson. The InTronix's smaller size leaves a smaller footprint as it reduces the overall size and weight of any given machine. "In addition, the InTronix direct couples with any motor, allowing it to be easily incorporated into a new build at an affordable rate," said the spokesperson. These space-saving characteristics also...

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Laser Surface Texturing with Multi-Axis Laser System

Laser surface texturing with LASERDYNE 795 and 430 BeamDirector multi-axis laser systems is another process capability of these flexible, precision 3-D laser processing systems as their applications expand. "With the precision and flexibility of these systems, texturing, like other applications, is accurate and easy to perform," said a company spokesperson. Laser texturing with a LASERDYNE system is effectively another type of laser drilling process that involves producing "blind", or partial depth, holes and indentations...

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