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North American Tool Earns Certification

North American Tool, a manufacturer of special taps, dies and gauges, has recently announced its upgraded quality certification under ISO 9001:2015 standards. The company previously earned certification under ISO 9001:2008, and is audited and registered annually by DNV GL Business Assurance USA. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 focuses on quality management systems and performance. It assists companies as they develop business models and goals that align quality initiatives with their strategic customer-driven m...

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Vturn-NP16 Cell with Gantry Robot

Fortune offers a new compact cell featuring two Vturn-NP16 turning lathes along with a gantry robot, FANUC Oi-TF and 10.4" display + MGi as standard. Vturn-NP16 features include: 59" machine width 9.84" turning length 6" chuck (opt. 8") 1.65" bar capacity (opt. 2") Servo turret One-piece slant bed Rear/right chip disposal Ready for unmanned operation High rapid feedrate (X/Z axis): 1,181/1,181 IPM High-speed spindle: 6,000 RPM Higher power spindle: 7/10/15 HP (...

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5-Axis Machining Center with 180° Tilting B-Axis

Centroid offers its A590 5-axis machining center. "Weighing in at 23,000 lbs. the new A590 combines quickness and accuracy with a large worktable, high material removal rates and heavy part weight capacities with an easy to use operator CNC control interface featuring the latest CNC software," said a company spokesperson. The A590's B-axis rotates 90° in each direction for a full 180° of movement of the tilting B-axis spindle head. The A590 accommodates workpieces up to 26.5" in diameter and 46" long with a weig...

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Mastercam and Kennametal Partner Up to Automate Tooling for Customers

CNC Software, Inc., developers of Mastercam, has partnered with Kennametal to provide customers with the ability to import tool assemblies from NOVO directly into Mastercam 2018. The integration of NOVO allows Mastercam customers to save time searching for desired tools and building 3-D tool assemblies that can be brought directly into Mastercam for easy use by most shops. Mastercam developers worked closely with Kennametal to let users import 3-D tool assemblies directly into Mastercam. Features such as automated filtering ensure that the h...

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Larger, More Powerful Rotary Transfer Machine

"The new Eclipse 12-100 is a ground up re-design of the famous Hydromat concept with all new components," said a company spokesperson. The machine's 2 m-diameter ductile-iron casting is nearly twice as large as the traditional 12-station Hydromat machine. The casing that is mounted on a frame of sturdy, welded steel construction is designed for semi-permanent tool spindles, each having 3-axis capability as standard. This eliminates the need to change tool spindle sizes for different cutting processes or add 3-axis flanges, eliminating...

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2017 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming Winners Announced

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has announced the winners of its 2017 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming. Presented annually, the awards recognize the high standards of achievement set by the metalforming industry in the areas of design, safety, quality, innovation and technology, training and education, process control, product development and productivity.  Winners were honored with a special plaque, commemorative flag and a cash prize on November 5, 2017, during the FABTECH tradeshow in Chicago, IL. "PMA c...

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